One of the many successful film professionals to graduate from Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios, Manning first achieved executive status at Ned Tanen's Channel Productions, where she was involved with several popular teen flicks, including "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "The Breakfast Club" (1985). Her venture into directing a teen-oriented film herself, the action drama "Blue City" (1986), starring "brat packers" Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy, was not, however, a particular success. Becoming a production executive at Orion, Manning supervised the production of such highly popular lightweight fare as "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" and "The Addams Family" (both 1991). Early in 1992 she was appointed to a similar senior position at Paramount. In June 1997, Manning was named president of production at Paramount.
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Began her career as a production supervisor at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios; credited as such for his "The Outsiders"; also worked on "Rumblefish"
Joined Channel Productions; rose to executive status (date approximate)
Worked as an associate producer on the feature film, "Sixteen Candles"
Served as co-producer of the film, "The Breakfast Club"
Directed first feature film, "Blue City"
Named senior vice president for production at Paramount
Named president of production at Paramount in June