February 5, 1950 |
Los Angeles, California
|Notable work||George of the Jungle
|Spouse(s)||Nicola O'Shea (3 children)|
Jordan Kerner (born February 5, 1950) is an American film producer.
Life and career
Kerner was born in Los Angeles, California. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. He subsequently transferred to Stanford University where he graduated in 1972 with distinction and honors receiving a BA in Political Science and Communications. He then earned an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and also, in the same year, a JD from the University of California, Hastings, serving on the Law Review and founding COMM/ENT, the Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law.
Kerner started off his career at CBS-TV KPIX-SF in San Francisco in 1971. In 1976, he became an attorney at the law firm of Ball, Hunt, Hart and Baerwitz. In 1977, he left to join CBS Entertainment as a program and talent negotiator. In 1978, he then switched to Universal Television for NBC, taking the position of assistant to the senior VP.
Two years later, he also took on the task of director of program development QM Productions. The following year, he changed jobs and became the director of dramatic series development at ABC Entertainment. He was promoted to vice president of dramatic development in 1983.
After another year, he had produced his first television movie, Side by Side. His acting debut was in Less Than Zero (uncredited) and then George of the Jungle 2 (credited), in which he played an advertising executive in the first and an airline passenger in the second.
In 2001, he and Avnet started separate companies with Kerner forming The Kerner Entertainment Company.
His mother is Jeannette Kerner, a stage and screen actrees, who died in 2001, at the age of 85. He is married to Nicola O'Shea, and their daughters are Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner, Grace Ellis O'Shea Kerner, and Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner.
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- TBA – ALF
- 2017 – Smurfs: The Lost Village
- 2016 – Chicken Soup for the Soul
- 2013 – The Smurfs 2
- 2011 – The Smurfs
- 2006 – Charlotte's Web
- 2003 – George of the Jungle 2
- 2003 – A Wrinkle in Time
- 2003 – Inspector Gadget 2
- 2002 – Red Skies
- 2002 – Snow Dogs
- 2001 – Uprising
- 2000 – A House Divided
- 1999 – Inspector Gadget
- 1999 – My Last Love
- 1998 – Mama Flora's Family
- 1998 – Poodle Springs
- 1997 – Red Corner
- 1997 – George of the Jungle
- 1997 – Dogs
- 1996 – D3: The Mighty Ducks
- 1996 – Up Close & Personal
- 1995 – Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
- 1995 – Miami Rhapsody
- 1994 – The War
- 1994 – When a Man Loves a Woman
- 1994 – D2: The Mighty Ducks
- 1993 – The Three Musketeers
- 1993 – For Their Own Good
- 1993 – The Switch
- 1992 – The Mighty Ducks
- 1992 – The Nightman
- 1991 – Fried Green Tomatoes
- 1991 – Backfield in Motion
- 1990 – Funny About Love
- 1990 – Heat Wave
- 1989 – Do You Know the Muffin Man?
- 1989 – Breaking Point
- 1988 – My First Love
- 1988 – Side by Side
- 1987 – Less Than Zero
- Charlotte's Web
- Galloway, Doug (May 29, 2001). "Jeannette Kerner". Variety. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- "Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner". Variety. February 8, 2004. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
Nicola O'Shea Kerner and Jordan Kerner, a girl, Lily Jeannette O'Shea Kerner, Jan. 9, Santa Monica. Mother's non-pro; father a producer based at Paramount.
- "Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner". Variety. November 18, 1997. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
Nicola O'Shea Kerner and Jordan Kerner, a girl, Haley Lelean O'Shea Kerner, Oct. 22, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Mother's director of program development for Starbright; father's producer and partner of the Avnet/Kerner Co.
- Sciretta, Peter (April 5, 2010). "Anton Yelchin and Fred Armisen Join The Smurfs". /Film. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
- Bowles appoints dean for NCSA: Jordan Kerner to lead School of Filmmaking. – Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC) – HighBeam Research
- "'ALF' Movie Lands at Sony Animation With 'Smurfs' Producer (Exclusive)". August 8, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- Sony Pictures Animation (March 12, 2014). "Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Updated Production Slate" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Sony Switcheroo: 'Smurfs' Reboot Pushed To 2016, 'Goosebumps' Moved Up To Summer 2015". Deadline. May 1, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
- McClintock, Pamela (August 27, 2015). "'Chicken Soup for the Soul' Film Gets Winter 2016 Release Date Opposite 'Rogue One'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 26, 2015.