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Also Known As: Sean Peter Daniel Died:
Born: August 15, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer, documentarian, assistant director, journalist

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A former head of production at Universal Pictures who went on to become a prolific producer in partnership with Jim Jacks, Sean Daniel supervised and/or green-lighted such films as "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "Missing" (1982), "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), "Field of Dreams" and "Do the Right Thing" (both 1989) while at Universal. As a producer, he has given the world Edward James Olmos' "American Me" (1992), Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" (1993), and Nora Ephron's hit "Michael" (1996).

A former head of production at Universal Pictures who went on to become a prolific producer in partnership with Jim Jacks, Sean Daniel supervised and/or green-lighted such films as "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "Missing" (1982), "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), "Field of Dreams" and "Do the Right Thing" (both 1989) while at Universal. As a producer, he has given the world Edward James Olmos' "American Me" (1992), Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" (1993), and Nora Ephron's hit "Michael" (1996).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Darkman (1990) 2nd Policeman
2.
 Spies Like Us (1985) Ace Tomato Driver
3.
 Unseen Untold: The Blues Brothers (2004) Interviewee (Executive In Charge Of Production)
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Was a contributor to NYC's VILLAGE VOICE
1975:
Worked as associate producer and assistant director on documentaries and low-budget feature films
1976:
Joined Universal Pictures
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Served as vice president, production at Universal
:
Promoted to production chief at Universal Pictures
1989:
Resigned as production chief of Universal Pictures to join film division of Geffen Co. in March
1989:
Resigned as president of film division of the Geffen Co. in November; started own production company
1992:
Partnered with Jim Jacks in new production entity, Alphaville, headquartered at Universal Pictures
1996:
Had biggest box-office hit to date with Nora Ephron's "Michael"
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Education

High School of Music and Art: New York , New York -
California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California - 1973

Notes

"It takes enormous energy to make a film as smart as it can be."--Sean Daniel in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1994 Craft Series: Producers

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jeremy Daniel. Public relations executive. Served as a "front" for blacklisted screenwriter Abraham Polonsky; later blacklisted as well.
mother:
Beverly Daniel.

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