“Forgotten Hollywood”- Giving Thanks to Frank Yablans…

Posted on November 27, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…frank yablans

   Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking movies, has died. He was president when the studio reeled out such well-known hits as The Godfather, Chinatown, Paper Moon, and Murder on the Orient Express. He later went on to work as chief operating officer at MGM / United Artists, and co-wrote the script and produced Mommie Dearest, a biopic about movie star Joan Crawford.

   Yablans first employers in the film business included Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, and Filmways. Following his presidency at Paramount, Frank became an independent producer, working primarily through Paramount and 20th Century Fox. He was executive producer of such films as Congo, Silver Streak, and The Other Side of Midnight.

    In 2003, Yablans founded Promenade Pictures, a production company committed to family-friendly entertainment, with their most ambitious project — Epic Stories of the Bible series of CGI-animated features.

   Frank Yablans was 79.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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