De Laurentiis, Raffaella 1954–

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De Laurentiis, Raffaella 1954–


Born June 28, 1954, in Italy; daughter of Dino De Laurentiis (a producer) and Silvana Mangano (an actress).


Office—Raffaella Productions, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bungalow 5162, Universal City, CA, 91608-1085


Producer. Began career as prop assistant and set dresser, c. 1969; later worked in art direction and costume design; De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, president of production, 1987; Raffaella Productions, Universal City, CA, founder and president, 1988—. Endowment Campaign Committee, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Center for Motion Picture Study, member, 1990—.


Film Producer:

Beyond the Reef (also known as Sea Killer and Shark Boy of Bora Bora), Universal, 1981.

Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982.

Conan the Destroyer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Dune, Universal, 1984.

Tai-Pan, De Laurentiis Group, 1986.

Prancer, Orion, 1989.

Timebomb, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1991.

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Universal, 1993.

Trading Mom (also known as The Mommy Market), 1994.

Dragonheart, Universal, 1996.

Kull the Conqueror, MCA/Universal, 1997.

Black Dog, MCA/Universal, 1998.

Dragonheart: A New Beginning, Universal Home Entertainment, 2000.

The Last Legion (also known as La derniere legion), Weinstein Company, 2007.

Film Executive Producer:

Backdraft, Universal, 1991.

Daylight, Universal, 1996.

Prancer Returns (also known as Le retour du petit renne), USA Home Video, 2001.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Paramount, 2004.

The Forbidden Kingdom, Weinstein Company, 2008.

Film Work; Other:

Assistant costume designer, Ludwig (also known as Le crepuscule des dieux, Ludwig, Ludwig II, and Ludwigou le crepuscule des dieux), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.

Production assistant, Hurricane (also known as Forbidden Paradise), 1979.

Unit production manager, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, 1993.

Production manager, Kull the Conqueror, 1997.

Unit production manager, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, 2000.

Unit production manager, The Last Legion (also known as La derniere legion), Weinstein Company, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Herself, The Making of "Dragonheart" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 1997.

Herself, The Making of "Daylight" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 1998.

Herself, "Dune": Models and Miniatures (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Herself, Deleted "Dune" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1995.

Producer, The Guardian, CBS, 1997.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Producer and executive producer, Uprising, NBC, 2001.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1994.

Vanishing Son II, syndicated, 1994.

Vanishing Son III, syndicated, 1994.

Vanishing Son IV, syndicated, 1994.

Prancer Returns, USA Network, 2001.

Stealing Christmas, USA Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul, BBC, 2001.

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