Jack Rollins


Biography

Known primarily as a producer on nearly all the films directed by Woody Allen, Jack Rollins was also a talent manager with several famous comedians as clients. Additionally, he veered into TV as a talk show producer. Rollins's most famous work was as one of Allen's producers, and he helped the auteur throughout his cinematic career. This collaboration started early, with Allen's 1969 dir...

Biography

Known primarily as a producer on nearly all the films directed by Woody Allen, Jack Rollins was also a talent manager with several famous comedians as clients. Additionally, he veered into TV as a talk show producer. Rollins's most famous work was as one of Allen's producers, and he helped the auteur throughout his cinematic career. This collaboration started early, with Allen's 1969 directing debut, "Take the Money and Run," a wild comedy about an inept criminal (played by the director, of course). Among the many other films the two combined to make were a pair of Academy Award winners--the sprawling comic romance "Annie Hall" (1977) and the more dramatic family saga "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986). Rollins also helped produce Allen's diversions into serious drama with films like 1978's "Interiors." For the most part, however, Rollins was a comedy man. As a manager, he had big-name clients like talk show host Dick Cavett and standup comic/actor Robert Klein. Rollins also put in time in the TV world as an executive producer in the early years of the durable and popular talk/comedy show "Late Night With David Letterman" (1983). During Rollins's tenure on the series it garnered a string of Emmy nominations, although it didn't win any of the awards.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Himself
Stardust Memories (1980)

Producer (Feature Film)

Irrational Man (2015)
Co-Executive Producer
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Co-Executive Producer
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Co-Executive Producer
To Rome With Love (2012)
Co-Executive Producer
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Co-Executive Producer
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Co-Executive Producer
Whatever Works (2009)
Co-Executive Producer
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Co-Executive Producer
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Co-Executive Producer
Scoop (2006)
Co-Executive Producer
Match Point (2005)
Co-Executive Producer
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Co-Executive Producer
Anything Else (2003)
Co-Executive Producer
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Co-Executive Producer
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Co-Executive Producer
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Co-Executive Producer
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Co-Executive Producer
Celebrity (1998)
Co-Executive Producer
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Co-Executive Producer
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Co-Executive Producer
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Co-Executive Producer
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Co-Executive Producer
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Executive Producer
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Executive Producer
Shadows And Fog (1991)
Executive Producer
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Executive Producer
New York Stories (1989)
Executive Producer
Another Woman (1988)
Executive Producer
Radio Days (1987)
Executive Producer
September (1987)
Executive Producer
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Executive Producer
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Executive Producer
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Executive Producer
Zelig (1983)
Producer
Stardust Memories (1980)
Executive Producer
Manhattan (1979)
Producer
Interiors (1978)
Producer
Annie Hall (1977)
Producer
The Front (1976)
Executive Producer
Sleeper (1973)
Executive Producer

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Thanks

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Other

Cast (Special)

Nichols and May -- Take Two (1996)

Producer (Special)

Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny (1993)
Executive Producer
Late Night With David Letterman: 10th Anniversary (1992)
Executive Producer
Late Night With David Letterman Eighth Anniversary Special (1990)
Executive Producer
Late Night With David Letterman Seventh Anniversary Show (1989)
Executive Producer
Late Night With David Letterman Sixth Anniversary Show (1988)
Executive Producer
David Letterman's Old-Fashioned Christmas (1987)
Executive Producer
Late Night With David Letterman Fifth Anniversary Show (1987)
Executive Producer
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival (1986)
Executive Producer
Late Night Film Festival (1985)
Executive Producer
The Robert Klein Show (1981)
Executive Producer
The Woody Allen Special (1969)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Special)

But... Seriously (1994)
Acknowledgment

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Front, The (1976) - Communist Sympathizer TV writer Miller (Michael Murphy) explaining how he's been blacklisted to friend Howard (Woody Allen), a cashier and small-time bookie, early in The Front, 1976, by blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Martin Ritt.
Front, The (1976) - Make It A Firing Squad Howard (Woody Allen) enjoying the fruits of his work "fronting" for blacklisted writers, has a meeting with Delaney (Lloyd Gough) foiled, then arrives at the studio where Florence (Andrea Marcovicci) and Sussman (Herschel Bernardi) have an emergency, in The Front. 1977.
Front, The (1976) - First Class Script His first visit to the TV studio, Howard (Woody Allen), posing as a writer in place of his blacklisted friend, meets Florence (Andrea Marcovicci), Sussman (Herschel Bernardi), actor Parks (William Bogert) and comic Hecky (Zero Mostel), in Martin Ritt's The Front, 1976.
Front, The (1976) - Sincerity Is The Key We meet Remak Ramsay as Hennessy, the ex-FBI man whose job is to clear network employees suspected of having Communist connections, as comic Hecky (the long-blacklisted Zero Mostel) has his initial interview, in The Front, 1976, from Walter Bernstein’s original screenplay.
Sleeper (1973) - Frozen In 1973 Early scene, doctors (Bartlett Robinson, Don Keefer, Mary Gregory) unwrapping newly discovered 20th century man Miles Monroe (writer-director Woody Allen), 200 years later, in Sleeper, 1973.
Sleeper (1973) - Pope's Wife Gives Birth Luna (Diane Keaton), still secretly plotting to turn-in 20th century fugitive Miles (writer-director Woody Allen) to the 22nd century authorities for kidnapping her, plays along with his escape, in Sleeper, 1973.
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986) - It's The Wrong Question Troubled Lee (Barbara Hershey) comes home to her artist lover Frederick (Max Von Sydow) who has stinging observations, before a blow out, in writer-director Woody Allen's Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986.
Sleeper (1973) - Could I Have A Hit? Disguised as a robot and now in the service of 22nd century socialite Luna (Diane Keaton), 20th century fugitive Miles (writer-director Woody Allen) has trouble with the pudding, then the orb, in Sleeper, 1973.
Sleeper (1973) - We Have Certain Artifacts Unfrozen Miles (writer-director Woody Allen) being interrogated about 20th century curiosities by Dr. Tryon (Don Keefer), including Richard Nixon, at the time scandalized but still in office, in Sleeper, 1973.
Love And Death - What's A Jew? The director, writer and star in his opening narration, Prokofiev music preferred over the usual Dixieland jazz, in Woody Allen's Love And Death, 1975, co-starring Diane Keaton.

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