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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 12, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: executive, producer, agent

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A former MCA agent for twenty years, Jay Kanter entered film production when that agency was dissolved. After producing the films "Villain" and "The Nightcomers" (both 1971), "X Y and Z" and "Fear Is the Key" (both 1972) with Elliott Kastner and Alan Ladd Jr., he joined the latter in 1975 at 20th Century-Fox. He subsequently worked with Ladd as a production executive at The Ladd Co., MGM/UA and Pathe before his appointment in 1991 to the number two spot as chief operating officer of MGM-Pathe under his longtime colleague. In 1994, Kanter resigned and set up his own independent production company.

A former MCA agent for twenty years, Jay Kanter entered film production when that agency was dissolved. After producing the films "Villain" and "The Nightcomers" (both 1971), "X Y and Z" and "Fear Is the Key" (both 1972) with Elliott Kastner and Alan Ladd Jr., he joined the latter in 1975 at 20th Century-Fox. He subsequently worked with Ladd as a production executive at The Ladd Co., MGM/UA and Pathe before his appointment in 1991 to the number two spot as chief operating officer of MGM-Pathe under his longtime colleague. In 1994, Kanter resigned and set up his own independent production company.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
2.
 Last Mogul, The (2005) Cast
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Began career as an agent with MCA, Inc.; eventually became vice president
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Became European production head for Universal when MCA dissolved; resigned after twenty years (with MCA/Universal) to become an independent producer with Elliott Kastner
1971:
Produced first feature, "Villain"
1972:
Named president, First Artists Production Co., Ltd.
1975:
Joined 20th Century-Fox as vice president of production
1976:
Named senior vice president, 20th Century-Fox
1978:
Rose to senior vice president of worldwide production, 20th Century-Fox
1979:
Named vice president of The Ladd Co.
1984:
Joined MGM/UA Entertainment Co. As president of worldwide production in the motion picture division
1985:
Named president of worldwide production, UA
1986:
Appointed president of production worldwide at MGM Pictures Inc.
1989:
Became chairman of production of Pathe Entertainment Co.
1991:
Named COO (in addition to duties as chairman of production) of MGM-Pathe, later MGM Communications
1994:
Resigned from MGM; formed independent production company
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wife:
Kit Kanter.

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son:
Adam Kanter. Agent. Works at CAA.

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