The Info List - Lynda Obst

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Lynda Rosen Obst (born April 14, 1950) is an American feature film producer and author.[1]


1 Career 2 Lynda Obst Productions

2.1 Film
and television

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Publications 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Obst is a graduate of Pomona College
Pomona College
in Claremont, California
Claremont, California
and then studied Philosophy in the graduate program at Columbia University.[2] Later she worked as an editor at The New York Times
The New York Times
before moving to Los Angeles with her then-husband David Obst. Starting at The Geffen Film
Company as a d-girl, her first major project was developing the scripts that would eventually become Flashdance. Obst partnered with Debra Hill in 1986. The partnership would go on to produce Adventures in Babysitting, Heartbreak Hotel and The Fisher King, among other projects. Following The Fisher King
The Fisher King
(1991), Obst and Hill parted ways; she became an in-studio producer going on to produce such notable films as Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, Someone Like You, Contact and The Siege. In 1989, Obst founded the production company Lynda Obst Productions under license of Columbia Pictures, but moved it to 20th Century Fox in 1993. In 2009, Obst completed principal photography as producer on the Ricky Gervais–Matthew Robinson co-writing and directing debut, The Invention of Lying (originally titled "This Side of the Truth"), starring Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
and Jennifer Garner. The film was released in October 2009. She was also the producer of Gurinder Chadha's Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, released by Nickelodeon in 2008. In 2014, Obst collaborated with director Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
to co-produce Interstellar, a science-fiction drama starring Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
and Anne Hathaway. This marked the first time her production company, Lynda Obst Productions, was credited for a production. Obst is the author of the memoir Hello, He Lied (1996), which details her experiences in the modern studio system. She was one of the central figures in the battle over the Richard Preston article Crisis in the Hot Zone. Rick Rosen, one of the founders of the Endeavor talent agency, is Obst's younger brother. Lynda Obst Productions[edit]

Lynda Obst Productions

Industry Film

Headquarters Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States

Key people

Lynda Obst

Owner Lynda Obst

Website lyndaobstproductions.com

Lynda Obst Productions is an American film and television production company founded by Lynda Obst. She formed the company in 1989 and moved it to Columbia Pictures.[3] In 1993, her company moved to 20th Century Fox.[4] While Obst has producer credits for films from the 1980s to present, Interstellar was the first to display her company banner.[5] Film
and television[edit]

Interstellar (2014) – film Good Girls Revolt
Good Girls Revolt
(2015–2016) – television[6] The Hot Zone (TBD) – television[7]

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

(1983) – associate producer Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
(1987) – producer Heartbreak Hotel (1988) – producer The Fisher King
The Fisher King
(1991) – producer This Is My Life (1992) - producer Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – executive producer Bad Girls (1994) – executive producer One Fine Day (1996) – producer Contact (1997) – executive producer The Siege (1998) – producer Hope Floats
Hope Floats
(1998) – producer Someone Like You (2001) – producer Abandon (2002) – producer How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(2003) – producer The Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying
(2009) – producer Interstellar (2014) – producer


The '60s (1999) – executive producer Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland
(2010–2015) – executive producer The Soul Man
The Soul Man
(2012–2016) – executive producer Helix (2014–2015) – executive producer Good Girls Revolt
Good Girls Revolt
(2015–2016) – executive producer[8]


The Sixties
The Sixties
(Random House: New York, NY, 1978. ISBN 978-0394732398) Dirty Dreams: A Novel (New Amer Library Trade: New York, NY, 1990. ISBN 0-453-00731-7) Hello, He Lied (Little, Brown & Company: New York, NY, 1996. ISBN 0-316-62211-7) Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business (Simon & Schuster: New York, NY, 2013. ISBN 978-1476727745)


^ Lynda Obst, tcm.com, retrieved 8 February 2014 ^ About us, lyndaobstproductions.com, retrieved 8 February 2014 ^ Hindes, Andrew (January 12, 1999). "Par's Obst tackle". Variety. Retrieved September 29, 2014.  ^ Eller, Claudia (January 5, 1993). "Obst moving shingle from Sony to Fox lot". Variety. Retrieved September 29, 2014.  ^ Fleming, Mike (August 13, 2013). " Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Starts 'Interstellar'". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 13, 2013.  ^ Spangler, Todd (October 24, 2016). "Spin Promotes Amazon's 'Good Girls Revolt' With One-Time Revival of Print Mag (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved July 1, 2017.  ^ Otterson, Joe (April 19, 2017). "Nat Geo Announces 'Genius' Season 2, Greenlights Three Scripted Series". Variety. Retrieved July 1, 2017.  ^ Young, Sage. "How Historically Accurate Is 'Good Girls Revolt'? The Amazon Series Stays True To The Era". Retrieved 2016-10-30. 

External links[edit]

[1] The Sixties
The Sixties
on Amazon Lynda Obst on IMDb Lynda Obst Productions Interview with Lynda Obst for The Women Take Over

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 60650975 LCCN: n88259182 ISNI: 0000 0000 6637 0638 GND: 119542552 BNE: XX1310