Mace Neufeld

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Mace Neufeld
Born (1928-07-13) July 13, 1928 (age 91)
OccupationFilm and television producer
Spouse(s)
Helen Katz (m. 1954)
ChildrenBradley David Neufeld
Glenn Jeremy Neufeld
Nancy Ann Neufeld
Parent(s)Margaret Ruth Braun
Philip M. Neufeld

Mace Alvin Neufeld (born July 13, 1928) is an American film and television producer.

Life and career[edit]

Neufeld was born in New York City, New York, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Braun) and Philip M. Neufeld, a stockbroker.[1] He married Helen Katz in 1954, and has three children, Bradley, Glenn and Nancy.[2][3]

Neufeld entered television series production in the late 1970s. His productions of the time included the variety show The Captain and Tennille, which ran from 1976 to 1977 on ABC, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., which ran from 1976 through 1977 on CBS, and Quark, which ran for one year in 1978 on NBC. He also became a film producer, beginning with The Omen in 1976, along with its sequels. Neufeld next produced the TV-movie Angel on My Shoulder on ABC 1980, as well as the features The Frisco Kid (the first of several film projects with Harrison Ford) in 1979, The Funhouse in 1981, and Transylvania 6-5000 in 1985. Neufeld's small screen work continued, including a 1981 family drama American Dream and the fantasy of The Magic Planet (both on ABC), as well as White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd on NBC and the adventure of Lightning Force, a syndicated series, from 1991 to 1992.

His production company, with mogul Marvin Davis, was followed by one set up with Robert G. Rehme, which arranged an exclusive production deal with Paramount. Launching their partnership in the early 1990s, the team went on to shepherd The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, based on the bestselling books of Tom Clancy. They also produced 1991's Flight of the Intruder. When Rehme exited the partnership to become President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Neufeld went on to produce yet another Tom Clancy adaptation starring Ben Affleck, The Sum of All Fears, as well as Bless the Child, Lost in Space and Asylum.

Neufeld was a producer on Sahara, released in 2005, and on Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Neufeld produced Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine, and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski, as well as The Equalizer and Equalizer 2, both starring Denzel Washington. Neufeld was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Israel Film Festival.[4]

Filmography[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Notes
1976 The Omen Executive producer
1978 Damien: Omen II Executive producer
Uncredited
1979 The Frisco Kid
1981 The Funhouse Executive producer
1985 The Aviator
Transylvania 6-5000
1987 No Way Out Executive producer
1989 The Punisher Associate producer
Uncredited
1990 The Hunt for Red October
1991 Flight of the Intruder
Stone Cold
Uncredited
Necessary Roughness
1992 Patriot Games
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
Clear and Present Danger
1997 The Saint
1998 Blind Faith Executive producer
Lost in Space Executive producer
Black Dog Executive producer
1999 The General's Daughter
2000 Bless the Child
2002 The Sum of All Fears
2003 Gods and Generals Executive producer
2005 Asylum
Sahara
2009 Invictus
2012 Zambezia Executive producer
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Equalizer
2018 The Equalizer 2
As an actor
Year Film Role
2002 The Sum of All Fears WHCA Dinner Chairman
Thanks
Year Film Notes
2015 Jasmine Special thanks
2017 Heart, Baby Special thanks

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1975 The Owl and the Pussycat Television film
1977-78 Quark Co-executive producer
Executive producer
1980 Angel on My Shoulder Television film
Executive producer
1981 East of Eden Executive producer
American Dream Executive producer
1985 A Death in California Executive producer
1991 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Television film
Co-executive producer
Omen IV: The Awakening Television film
Executive producer
1992 Lightning Force Executive producer
1996 Gridlock Television film
Executive producer
Woman Undone Television film
Executive producer
For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal Television film
Executive producer
1998 Escape: Human Cargo Television film
Executive producer
2001 Love and Treason Television film
Executive producer
2018-19 Jack Ryan Executive producer
TBA
Outrider Executive producer
As writer
Year Title Notes
1960-61 Laugh Line Devised by
As an actor
Year Title Role
1968 Get Smart Herbert

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mace Neufeld Biography (1928-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  2. ^ Loomis, Nicky (June 30, 2010). "Mace Neufeld". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 14, 2018. Neufeld is married to designer Helen Katz and has three children.
  3. ^ "Neufeld, Mace 1928-". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times: "Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival" By Susan King October 24, 2014

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