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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, 2019-12-06 19:24:30
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Variety, 2019-07-08 19:23:43
Newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim have signed on to join the ensemble cast of “Ghostbusters 2020,” sources tell Variety. The pair joins Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard, and “Gifted” star Mckenna Grace. Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original “Ghostbusters,” will helm “Ghostbusters ...

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