Cort, Robert W. 1946- (Robert Cort)

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Cort, Robert W. 1946- (Robert Cort)


Born July 2, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Mackie and Mildred Cort; married to Rosalie Swedlin (manager of writers and directors). Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1968, M.A., 1970; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.


Office—Robert Cort Productions, 1041 North Formosa Ave., Administration Bldg., Suite 196, West Hollywood, CA 90046.


Producer. McKinsey and Company, managing consultant in consumer marketing, 1974-76; Columbia Pictures, vice president of advertising, publicity, and promotion, 1976-80; Twentieth Century-Fox, executive vice president of marketing, 1980-81, senior vice president of production, 1981-83, executive vice president of production, 1983-85; Interscope Communications, partner and president, 1985; Cord/Madden Company, managing partner, 1996-2001; Robert Cort Productions, West Hollywood, CA, founder and producer, 2001—.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award (with others), outstanding children's program, 1990, for A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story; Christopher Award (with others), motion picture, 1997, for Mr. Holland's Opus; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding made-for- television movie, 2004, Christopher Award (with others), television and cable, 2005, both for Something the Lord Made.


Film Executive Producer:

Turk 182!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989.

Renegades, 1989.

Blind Fury, TriStar, 1989.

The First Power (also known as Pentagram, Possessed, Possessed by Evil, and Transit), Orion, 1990.

Bird on a Wire, Universal, 1990.

Eve of a Destruction, Orion, 1991.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Orion, 1991.

Paradise, Buena Vista, 1991.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Buena Vista, 1992.

Jersey Girl, Triumph, 1992.

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Out on a Limb, Universal, 1992.

Holy Matrimony, Buena Vista, 1994.

Terminal Velocity, Buena Vista, 1994.

Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994.

Operation Dumbo Drop (also known as Dumbo Drop), Buena Vista, 1995.

The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista, 1995.

Separate Lives, 1995.

Two Much (also known as Loco de amor), Buena Vista, 1995.

Jumanji, Columbia, 1995.

Boys, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996.

Kazaam, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Snow White: A Tale of Terror (also known as Snow White, Snow White in the Black Forest, Snow White in the Dark Forest, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, and The Grimm Brothers' "Snow White"), Gramercy Pictures, 1997.

Save the Last Dance 2, Paramount Home Video, 2006.

Film Co-Executive Producer:

Arachnophobia, Buena Vista, 1990.

Film Producer:

(As Robert Cort) Critical Condition, Paramount, 1987.

Outrageous Fortune, Buena Vista, 1987.

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (also known as Revenge of the Nerds II), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

3 Men and a Baby (also known as Three Men and a Baby), Buena Vista, 1987.

The Seventh Sign, TriStar, 1988.

Cocktail, 1988.

Collision Course, President Home Entertainment, 1989.

An Innocent Man, Buena Vista, 1989.

A Gnome Named Gnorm (also known as The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm, Upworld, and Upworld, the Magic Little Alien), Vestron Pictures, 1990.

3 Men and a Little Lady (also known as Three Men and a Little Lady), Buena Vista, 1990.

Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

The Cutting Edge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animated; also known as FernGully 1), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

The Air Up There, Buena Vista, 1994.

Roommates, Buena Vista, 1995.

Mr. Holland's Opus, Buena Vista, 1995.

The Odd Couple II (also known as Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple II"), Paramount, 1998.

(As Robert Cort) The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999.

Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999.

Save the Last Dance, Paramount, 2001.

Against the Ropes (also known as Die Promoterin and The Promoter), Paramount, 2004.

Steppin' Up, 2006.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

A Part of the Family, Lifetime, 1994.

Body Language, Showtime, 1995.

Harlan County War, Showtime, 2000.

The Rats (also known as Killer Rats), Fox, 2002.

Something the Lord Made, HBO, 2004.

Television Producer; Movies:

In the Company of Spies, Showtime, 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Appeared in VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed: Movie Screw Ups, VH1.



Action!: A Novel, Random House, 2003.



Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, 2005.

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