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Ivan Reitman

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Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946) is an American-based Canadian film producer and director. He is known for the comedies he has directed and produced, especially in the 1980s and 1990s.

Reitman worked on a number of films after graduating from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.[3] He produced two films for director David Cronenberg, Shivers/They Came from Within/The Parasite Murders (1974) and Rabid (1976). His big break came when he produced National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978 and directed Meatballs in 1979. From there, he directed and produced a number of comedies including Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Legal Eagles (1986), Twins (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), Junior (1994), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Evolution (2001) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006).

In the early 1990s, Reitman began to direct fewer films, but increased his role as a producer and executive producer. He helped to produce the animated film Heavy Metal (1981), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Beethoven (1992), Beethoven's 2nd (1993), Space Jam (1996), Private Parts (1997), Road Trip (2000), Old School (2003) EuroTrip (2004) and Trailer Park Boys: The Big Dirty (2006)

Reitman is a founder of the McMaster Film Board at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2007, Reitman was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Reitman now works at the Montecito Picture Company, a film production company located just south of Santa Barbara.

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Variety, 2018-05-07 19:08:24
During the production of the romantic comedy “Dave,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday, director Ivan Reitman would frequently drop by the editing room to see what editor Sheldon Kahn had assembled. Reitman had watched about two-thirds of the movie when he realized one scene didn’t work — when ...

Variety, 2017-12-14 15:07:52
The real world intruded a bit on the world premiere of “Father Figures” at the TCL Chinese in Hollywood on Wednesday. On the red carpet, producer Ivan Reitman made a pitch for funds to help victims of the Thomas Fire. Earlier in the week, he and his family were forced ...

Variety, 2017-06-27 22:01:23
Veteran television director Gail Mancuso will direct the road trip comedy “Besties” for DreamWorks Pictures in her feature film directing debut. The project has been in the works since last year when DreamWorks picked up the film rights to the script written by Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic. Ivan Reitman ...

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