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Brian Grazer

Partner and Co-founder, Imagine Entertainment

THE LATEST: Grazer’s Imagine Television division announced in March that it was developing the sci-fi series “Mindscaping” specifically for a Chinese audience and co-financed by Endeavor China. Grazer also struck a content deal with Apple TV +, the new streaming platform announced in March.

BACKGROUND: Academy Award-winner Grazer co-founded Imagine Entertainment with fellow filmmaker Ron Howard in 1986. The company has in recent years formed new programs, including a documentary unit called Imagine Documentaries, and a creative accelerator called Imagine Impact. Grazer has been nominated for four Academy Awards and his 2002 film “A Beautiful Mind” won the Oscar for best picture.

WORTH NOTING: Grazer began his career as a television producer, which is where he met Howard. They released a pair of hit film comedies in 1985, “Night Shift” and “Splash,” which solidified their partnership.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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