Jeffrey Silver : Producer
Jeffrey Silver has produced over 30 feature films - through his production company Biscayne Pictures, and his partnership with Outlaw Productions. His movies have grossed over $1 billion in domestic theatrical box office, and over $2 billion internationally.
Silver’s most recent picture is “Tron: Legacy” (Disney), directed by Joseph Kosinski, and starring Jeff Bridges. “Tron” was shot in Stereoscopic 3D, and will be released in December 2010. Most recently released is “Terminator: Salvation” (Warners/Sony), directed by McG, and starring Christian Bale. Released in ’07 was the epic war drama "300" (Warners), adapted from the graphic novel by Frank Miller ("Sin City"), directed by Zack Snyder. “300” went on to become a runaway hit, grossing over $450M worldwide.
Outlaw’s recent releases include the George Clooney-Rene Zellweger sports comedy, “Leatherheads” (Universal), and spy thriller “Breach” (Universal), directed by Billy Ray (“Shattered Glass”), starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, and Laura Linney. In development at Outlaw is the Sudanese refugee saga, "The Lost Boys", based upon the David Eggers novel, “What is the What”.
Biscayne Pictures projects include the John Carpenter remake "Assault on Precinct 13" (Focus/Rogue) with Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne, directed by Jean-Francois Richet. Currently in development at Biscayne are the cold-war romance "April 23" (Lakeshore) and, in partnership with The Hollywood Gang, “Conquistador”, the story of the conquest of Mexico, along with the classic Frank Miller Graphic Novel, “Ronin”.
In the course of his career, Silver has produced both studio and independent pictures, including the cop drama "Training Day" (Warners) with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, the Christmas classics "The Santa Clause" (Disney) and its 2 sequels with Tim Allen, the twisted romantic comedy, "Addicted To Love" (Warners) with Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick, and cult teen comedy "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead," (Warners) with Christina Applegate, as well as many others.
Silver also produced the pilot and first two seasons of the hit television series "The Wonder Years" (ABC) for which he received an Emmy for Best Comedy Series.
In 1999, Silver co-founded FilmAid (www.filmaid.org), a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing movies to Refugee Camps around the world. FilmAid has shown hundreds of movies to over a million refugees at outdoor mobile cinemas set up in Macedonia, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, and now Haiti, drawing nightly crowds in the thousands. FilmAid focus its attention on the problems of despair and psychological trauma amongst displaced persons, and raises awareness of the global refugee crisis.
Silver grew up in Miami and graduated with a degree in Theater from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. His career began working as an assistant to the renowned producer-director, Otto Preminger, in New York City. He now lives with his family in Los Angeles.