Baumgarten, Craig 1949-

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Baumgarten, Craig 1949-


Born August 27, 1949; married Vicki Frederick (an actress), 1981 (marriage ended); married Melissa Prophet.


Contact—Baumgarten-Prophet Entertainment, 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 218, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Producer and studio executive. Paramount Pictures, production executive, then vice president for production; Keith Barish Productions, president, 1980-83; Columbia Pictures, executive vice president and executive assistant to the president and chief executive officer, 1983-85; Lorimar Motion Pictures, president; Twentieth Century-Fox, executive vice president for production in Motion Picture Division, 1987-89; Adelson/Baumgarten Productions, cofounder, 1989; Baumgarten-Prophet Entertainment, cofounder and head; New America Cinema, partner.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, best drama or comedy special, 1984, for A Streetcar Named Desire; Independent Spirit Award nomination (with others), best feature, 2004, for Shattered Glass.


Stage Work:

Producer (with Alan Eichler and Ron Link), Women Behind Bars, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Film Appearances:

Johnny, Sometime Sweet Susan, 1974.

Film Producer:

Sometime Sweet Susan, 1974.

(With Gary Adelson, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Gerald R. Molen), Hook, TriStar, 1991.

(With Allen Shapiro and Joel B. Michaels), Universal Soldier, TriStar, 1992.

(With Adelson), Nowhere to Run, Columbia, 1993.

(With Adelson), Blank Check, Buena Vista, 1994.

(With Adelson and Robert Evans), Jade, Paramount, 1995.

Cold Around the Heart (also known as Cold Heart), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Universal Soldier: The Return (also known as Universal Soldier II and Universal Soldier IV), TriStar, 1999.

Shattered Glass, Lions Gate, 2003.

The Order (also known as The Sin Eater and Sin Eater: Die seele des bosen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Never Back Down, Summit, 2008.

The Weaker Sex, 2008.

Film Coproducer:

Peter Pan, Columbia TriStar, 2003.

Film Executive Producer:

(With Keith Barish and David Hemmings), Prisoners, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

(With Barish), Misunderstood, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

(With Gary Adelson and Joseph Hartwick), It Could Happen to You, TriStar, 1994.

(With Adelson and Daniel Jakub Sladek), The Shooter (also known as Hidden Assassin), Dimension Films, 1995.

Love Stinks, Independent Artists, 1999.

Boot Camp, Nordisk, 2007.

Film Production Manager:

Sometime Sweet Susan, 1975.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

(With Keith Barish) A Streetcar Named Desire, ABC, 1984.

Lies of the Twins, 1991.

(With Gary Adelson and Cedric Scott) To Sir with Love II (also known as To Sir with Love '95), CBS, 1996.

(With Barry Krost, Doug Chapin, Daniel A. Sherkow, and Melissa Prophet) All Lies End in Murder (also known as Behind Every Good Man), ABC, 1997.

The Hunchback, TNT, 1997.

The Devil's Child, ABC, 1997.

The Lathe of Heaven, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

(With Gary Adelson and John Herzfeld), The Fifth Corner, NBC, 1992.

Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Grown Ups, UPN, 1998-1999.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

(With Gary Adelson, Will Aldis, and Steven Kampmann), The Wyatts, Fox, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Making of "Universal Soldier," 1992.