Steven Daniel Reuther
November 2, 1951
|Died||June 5, 2010 (aged 58–59)|
|Spouse(s)||Actress Helen Shaver (1979–82)|
Natalie Zimmerman 89–93
This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Steven Reuther (November 2, 1951 – June 5, 2010) was an American (born Japanese) producer and executive producer.
Life and career
Reuther came to Los Angeles, California in the late 1970s. He landed his first job in the mailroom at William Morris Agency, quickly becoming the first assistant to Stan Kamen. Leveraging his relationship with Kamen, he worked with such stars as Donald Sutherland, Jon Voight, Goldie Hawn and Sally Field.
He became an expert in film finance and structured numerous movies, pioneering the use of Canadian tax structures[clarification needed].
Reuther served as VP of Galactic Films, where he helped develop Adrian Lyne's 9½ Weeks. He then segued to Vestron Pictures in 1986, serving as the executive producer of Dirty Dancing and other pictures. He then partnered with Arnon Milchan at New Regency developing pictures including Sidney Lumet's Family Business, and War of the Roses. He went on to produce and executive produce more than 35 films in partnership with Milchan, including the 1990 smash Pretty Woman, which launched Julia Roberts. He partnered in a production company with Michael Douglas as Douglas/Reuther Productions.
In 1998, Reuther created Bel-Air Entertainment, and served as its chairman and CEO. While at Bel-Air he was most proud of his movie Pay It Forward, whose title became entered everyday culture. He also shepherded Proof of Life, Sweet November, Rock Star and Collateral Damage.
Reuther died after a battle with cancer. He left behind his daughter Danielle Reuther.
- Obituary Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2010; page AA6.
|This article about a film producer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|