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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).
Producer (Feature Film)
Producer (TV Mini-Series)
Was a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox
Named co-chair, president and chief operating officer of Island Pictures
First film as executive producer, "Trouble in Mind"
Formed Avenue Entertainment Pictures with Michael Eliasberg in May; named chair and CEO
Executive produced "Drugstore Cowboy", helmed by Gus Van Sant
Founded Avenue Pictures; served as president and CEO
First TV-movie as executive producer, "In the Eyes of a Stranger" (CBS)
Served as executive producer on the acclaimed independent film "American Heart" and on the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Player"
Produced "Short Cuts", directed by Robert Altman
Was executive producer of "Amelia Earhart: Her Final Flight", a TNT original movie
Was producer on "Restoration" and "Voices From a Locked Room"
Executive produced the CBS movie "Two Mothers for Zachary"
Was the executive producer of the controversial HBO original, "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing"
Served as producer of "Wayward Son"; screened at Toronto Film Festival
With Mike Nichols, executive produced the HBO adaptation of "Wit"; won Emmy Award
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
Executive Produced the award winning "Angels in America" an HBO movie based on the play by Tony Kushner
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)
Was one of the producers of "Mindhunters" directed by Renny Harlin