Jeffrey Silver has produced over 30 feature films, topping $4 billion at the worldwide box office. He’s currently at work on a re-imagining of The Lion King, for Disney, starring Donald Glover, and Beyonce, directed by Jon Favreau. Recent releases include 2017’s billion dollar box-office, epic fairy-tale, Beauty & the Beast, for Disney, directed by Bill Condon, starring Emma Watson, and Ghost in the Shell, for Dreamworks/Paramount, starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Rupert Sanders. Silver is also known for sci-fi actioner, Edge of Tomorrow, for Warner Bros, directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt; sci-fi fantasy, Tron: Legacy, for Disney, starring Jeff Bridges; the global hit, historic fantasy, 300, for Warners, adapted from the graphic novel by Frank Miller, directed by Zack Snyder; cop-classic, Training Day, for Warners, starring Denzel Washington; and the holiday classics, Disney’s The Santa Clause movies, starring Tim Allen. Silver also produced the hit television series The Wonder Years, for ABC/New World, for which he received an Emmy as Producer for Best Comedy Series.
Silver’s movies and television shows have been recognized for over 30 major awards including Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Writers Guild of America Awards.
Silver began his career as an assistant to the renowned maverick, Producer-Director, Otto Preminger, in New York City. He remained in New York, where he ascended through the production ranks, Location Managing Brian DePalma’s, Dressed to Kill, and Marty Brest’s, Going in Style, and Production Managing the TV series, George Romero’s, Tales from the Darkside. He then moved to Los Angeles in 1985, joining Cannon Films where, as Physical Production Executive, he oversaw Andrei Konchalovsky’s, Runaway Train, Robert Altman’s, Fool for Love, and many others. He went on to Production Manage numerous movies, including Norman Mailer’s, Tough Guys Don’t Dance, and John Frankenheimer’s, 52 Pick-Up. Silver teamed up with Producer Bobby Newmyer, forming Outlaw Productions in 1989, after its phenomenal success with independent juggernaut, Steven Soderbergh’s, sex, lies, and videotape. Their Outlaw partnership went on to produce 18 movies, through 2005.
In 1999, Silver co-founded FilmAid, a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing movies to Refugee Camps around the world.
Silver grew up in Miami, and graduated Brandeis University with a degree in Theater. Silver's wife, Lienna Silver, is a novelist, his daughter Sasha Silver, is a TV executive at Hulu, and his son, Max Silver, is a film director, and singer-songwriter.