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Born: April 14, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pikesville, Maryland, USA Profession: executive, attorney

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A former attorney who achieved executive status at RKO before taking on Mike Medavoy's job at Orion when the latter moved to TriStar. While at Orion Platt was responsible for the development of such features as "Mermaids" (1990), "Silence of the Lambs" and "Little Man Tate" (both 1991). He also played a hand in developing the box-office smash "The Addams Family" (1991) which was made by Orion but released by Paramount in the US and Columbia-TriStar abroad. Platt's move to TriStar as president of TriStar Pictures reunited him with Medavoy, who as chairman, oversaw distribution and marketing while his right-hand man Platt handled production and international affairs. Medavoy left TriStar in 1994, but Platt remained until July 1996, when he was replaced by Robert Cooper. Within one month, however, Platt had joined Universal Pictures as president of production, a post he held until April 1998.

A former attorney who achieved executive status at RKO before taking on Mike Medavoy's job at Orion when the latter moved to TriStar. While at Orion Platt was responsible for the development of such features as "Mermaids" (1990), "Silence of the Lambs" and "Little Man Tate" (both 1991). He also played a hand in developing the box-office smash "The Addams Family" (1991) which was made by Orion but released by Paramount in the US and Columbia-TriStar abroad. Platt's move to TriStar as president of TriStar Pictures reunited him with Medavoy, who as chairman, oversaw distribution and marketing while his right-hand man Platt handled production and international affairs. Medavoy left TriStar in 1994, but Platt remained until July 1996, when he was replaced by Robert Cooper. Within one month, however, Platt had joined Universal Pictures as president of production, a post he held until April 1998.

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Began career as an entertainment attorney in New York
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Worked with agent Sam Cohn at ICM in New York
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Served as vice president of production for RKO Pictures
1987:
Joined Orion as vice president for production
1990:
Named president of production of Orion on February 20
1992:
Became president of TriStar Pictures
1996:
Left position as president of TriStar in July
1996:
Named president of production at Universal Pictures in August
1998:
Left Universal in April, reportedly after clashing with motion picture group chief Casey Silver
1998:
Signed production deal with Universal
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Formed his own production company, Marc Platt Productions
2001:
Executive produced "Legally Blonde" (2001) starring Reese Witherspoon and it's sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" (2003)
2003:
Producer the Broadway hit musical "Wicked" with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman
2005:
Produced the two-part mini-series "Empire Falls" that aired on HBO
2006:
Executive produced the two-part docudrama "The Path to 9/11" (ABC)
2008:
Produced the family drama "Rachel Getting Married"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Feature
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1979

Notes

Not to be confused with dancer Marc Platt (b. 1913), who worked on Broadway and appeared in several films of the 1940s and 50s including "Tonight and Every Night" (1945), "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954), and "Oklahoma" (1955).

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wife:
Julie Platt.

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son:
Benjamin Platt.
son:
Henry Jacob Platt. Born on March 1, 1999.

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