Brokaw, Cary 1951–

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Brokaw, Cary 1951–


Full name, Cary Scott Brokaw; born June 21, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Robert Scott Brokaw and Shirley (maiden name, Pettit) Struble; married Christine Schleicher; children: Lisa, Kristin S., Laura S., Julia C. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1973; University of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A. (with honors), 1976.

Addresses: Office—Avenue Pictures, 10202 West Washington Blvd., 119 David Lean Bldg., Culver City, CA 90232.

Career: Producer and executive. Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles, marketing trainee, 1976–77, director of special projects, 1977–78, director of acquisitions, 1978–79, manager of the eastern division, 1979–81; Cineplex Corp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, executive vice president, 1981–83; Island Alive Releasing, Los Angeles, cochair and president, 1983–85; Island Pictures, Los Angeles, cochair, president, and chief executive officer, 1985–86; Avenue Pictures, Culver City, CA, cofounder, chief executive officer, and chair of board of directors, 1987–; Avenue Entertainment Group, president and chief executive officer, 1994–; Avenue Pictures Television, supervisor.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award, Independent Features Project/West, 1994, for Short Cuts; Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival, 1999, for Wayward Son; National Board of Review Award, best film made for cable television, 2001, Emmy Award (with others), outstanding made-for-television movie, 2001, and Christopher Award (with others), television and cable category, 2002, all for Wit; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding made-for-television movie, 2002, and David L. Wolper Award nomination (with others), television producer of the year, long form category, Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, 2003, both for Path to War; Emmy Award nomination (with Lydia Dean Pilcher), outstanding made-for-television movie, 2003, and David L. Wolper Award nomination (with Pilcher), 2004, both for Normal; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding miniseries, 2004, Visionary Award (with Mike Nichols), Golden Laurel Awards, 2004, and David L. Wolper Award (with others), long form category, Golden Laurel Awards, 2005, all for Angels in America; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture drama, 2005, for Closer.


Film Executive Producer:

Trouble in Mind, Alive Films, 1985.

Nobody's Fool, Island Pictures, 1986.

(With Otto Grokenberger) Down by Law (also known as Down by Law—Alles im Griff), Island Pictures, 1986.

Slamdance (also known as Slam Dance), Island Pictures, 1987.

(With Scott Millaney) Straight to Hell, Island Pictures, 1987.

Pascali's Island, Avenue Pictures, 1988.

Cold Feet, Avenue Pictures, 1989.

Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue Pictures, 1989.

Sweet Lies, Island Pictures, 1989.

After Dark, My Sweet, Avenue Pictures, 1990.

The Object of Beauty, Avenue Pictures, 1991.

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Avenue Pictures, 1991.

The Player, Fine Line, 1992.

American Heart, Triton Pictures, 1993.

Film Producer:

Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993.

Restoration, Miramax, 1995.

Voices (also known as Voices from a Locked Room), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1995.

Wayward Son (also known as Letters from a Wayward Son), Avenue Pictures, 1999.

Mindhunters, Dimension Films, 2004.

The Merchant of Venice (also known as Il mercante di Venezia and William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Closer, Columbia, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

In the Eyes of a Stranger (also known as Stranger), CBS, 1992.

See Jane Run, ABC, 1995.

A Stranger in Town (also known as Higher Laws), CBS, 1995.

Two Mothers for Zachary, 1996.

Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing (also known as Path to Paradise), HBO, 1997.

Tell Me No Secrets, ABC, 1997.

The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery, CBS, 1999.

The Time Shifters (also known as The Thrill Seekers), TBS, 1999.

Path to War, HBO, 2002.

(With Lydia Dean Pilcher) Normal, HBO, 2003.

Television Producer; Movies:

Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight, TNT, 1994.

Finding Graceland (also known as The Road to Graceland), Cinemax, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Other:

(With Lindsay Law) "Signs of Life" (special; also known as "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

Wit (special), HBO, 2001.

Angels in America (miniseries), HBO, 2003.



Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare Through the Lens, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.