skip navigation
Cary Brokaw

Cary Brokaw

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Cary Brokaw - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video



Also Known As: Cary Scott Brokaw Died:
Born: June 21, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer, executive, distributor, sales trainee

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Southern California, Cary Brokaw began his career as a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox after earning an MBA from UCLA. Moving quickly through the ranks at Fox, he spent a year as director of acquisitions before being named as manager of the studio's eastern division. In 1981, Brokaw joined movie emporium operator Cineplex Odeon Corporation as an executive vice president. After two years, though, he moved over to the presidency of Island Alive Releasing where he oversaw the distribution of films like "El Norte" (1983).In 1985, Brokaw made his debut as an executive producer on "Trouble in Mind", a crime drama directed by Alan Rudolph. He assumed the executive suite at Island Pictures the same year and during his tenure, the company released some high caliber films like "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985) and "Mona Lisa" (1986). With entertainment lawyer Michael Eliasberg, Brokaw formed Avenue Entertainment in May 1987. He has continued to oversee and/or produce a variety of film and television productions, including such acclaimed titles as "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Player" (1992), directed by Robert Altman, "Short Cuts" (1993), also...

Born and raised in Southern California, Cary Brokaw began his career as a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox after earning an MBA from UCLA. Moving quickly through the ranks at Fox, he spent a year as director of acquisitions before being named as manager of the studio's eastern division. In 1981, Brokaw joined movie emporium operator Cineplex Odeon Corporation as an executive vice president. After two years, though, he moved over to the presidency of Island Alive Releasing where he oversaw the distribution of films like "El Norte" (1983).

In 1985, Brokaw made his debut as an executive producer on "Trouble in Mind", a crime drama directed by Alan Rudolph. He assumed the executive suite at Island Pictures the same year and during his tenure, the company released some high caliber films like "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985) and "Mona Lisa" (1986). With entertainment lawyer Michael Eliasberg, Brokaw formed Avenue Entertainment in May 1987. He has continued to oversee and/or produce a variety of film and television productions, including such acclaimed titles as "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Player" (1992), directed by Robert Altman, "Short Cuts" (1993), also directed by Altman, "Restoration" (1995), "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing" (HBO, 1997) and the Emmy-winning adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize play "Wit" (HBO, 2001).

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in Southern California
1976:
Was a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox
:
Served as director of special projects at Fox
:
Made director of acquisitions at 20th Century Fox
:
Named as manager of the Eastern Division of Fox
:
Joined Cineplex Odeon Corp. as executive vice president
:
Moved to Island Alive Releasing as president
:
Served as president of Island Alive
1985:
First film as executive producer, "Trouble in Mind"
1985:
Named co-chair, president and chief operating officer of Island Pictures
1987:
Formed Avenue Entertainment Pictures with Michael Eliasberg in May; named chair and CEO
1989:
Executive produced "Drugstore Cowboy", helmed by Gus Van Sant
1991:
Founded Avenue Pictures; served as president and CEO
1992:
First TV-movie as executive producer, "In the Eyes of a Stranger" (CBS)
1992:
Served as executive producer on the acclaimed independent film "American Heart" and on the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Player"
1993:
Produced "Short Cuts", directed by Robert Altman
1994:
Was executive producer of "Amelia Earhart: Her Final Flight", a TNT original movie
1995:
Was producer on "Restoration" and "Voices From a Locked Room"
1996:
Executive produced the CBS movie "Two Mothers for Zachary"
1997:
Was the executive producer of the controversial HBO original, "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing"
1999:
Served as producer of "Wayward Son"; screened at Toronto Film Festival
2001:
With Mike Nichols, executive produced the HBO adaptation of "Wit"; won Emmy Award
2002:
Was an executive producer on the HBO period drama "Path to War" a behind-the-scenes look at the Johnson White House during the Vietnam War
2003:
Executive Produced the award winning "Angels in America" an HBO movie based on the play by Tony Kushner
2004:
Was one of the producers of "Mindhunters" directed by Renny Harlin
2004:
Produced "Closer" with Mike Nichols, which starred Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen and is based on the play by Patrick Marber; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama)
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California - 1973
School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1976

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Christine Schleicher. Born on April 27, 1951.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Shirley Struble.
father:
Robert Scott Brokaw. Born in 1922; died in February 1997 at age 74.
brother:
Kenneth Robert Brokaw. Born on April 4, 1953.
daughter:
Kristin S Brokaw. Born on May 11, 1982.
daughter:
Laura S Brokaw. Born on January 19, 1985.
daughter:
Julia C Brokaw. Born on February 7, 1990.
VIEW COMPLETE FAMILY LISTING

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute