Jaffe, Michael 1945–

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Jaffe, Michael 1945–


Born January 9, 1945, in New York, NY; son of Henry (a producer) and Jean (an acting teacher; maiden name, Muir) Jaffe; married Jann Dutmer (a director). Education: Yankton College, B.A., 1967; attended University of Chicago, 1968–69; Cornell University, M.A., 1971.

Addresses: Office—Jaffe/Braunstein Films, 12301 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 110, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Producer, director, writer, and studio executive. Michael Jaffe Films Ltd., president; Jaffe/Braunstein Films, Los Angeles, CA, producer; Spectator Films, Hollywood, CA, partner and member of board of directors.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Arc of Excellence Award, 1977, for "Emily, Emily," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Lonne Elder Award, Writers Guild of America Award, and Christopher Award, all 1978, for A Woman Called Moses; Certificate of Commendation, American Women in Film, 1978, for Battered; Award of Excellence, Film Advisory Board, 1979, for When She Was Bad; Christopher Award, 1979, for "Aunt Mary," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Christopher Award (with others), 2004, for The Brooke Ellison Story; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding miniseries, 2005, for Elvis.


Television Executive Producer; Miniseries:

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, NBC, 1988.

Undue Influence (also known as Steve Martini's "Undue Influence"), CBS, 1996.

The Third Twin (also known as Ken Follett's "The Third Twin"), CBS, 1997.

The Judge (also known as Steve Martini's "The Judge"), NBC, 2001.

10.5 (also known as Earthquake 10.5), NBC, 2004.

Elvis, CBS, 2005.

10.5: Apocalypse, NBC, 2006.

Television Executive Producer, Movies:

Alexander, Alexander, 1973.

Incident at Crestridge, CBS, 1981.

The Seduction of Gina (also known as Another High Roller), CBS, 1983.

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, 1988.

The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro, 1989.

On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story, NBC, 1990.

Deadlock (also known as Wedlock), HBO, 1991.

A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (also known as The Lovers of Deceit: The Carolyn Warmus Story), ABC, 1992.

Amy Fisher: My Story (also known as Lethal Lolita—Amy Fisher: My Story and Lethal Lolita), NBC, 1992.

Gregory K (also known as Gregory K: A Place to Be and Switching Parents), ABC, 1993.

Acting on Impulse (also known as Eyes of a Stranger, Roses Are Dead, Secret Lies, and Secret Lives), 1993.

Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (also known as Shattered Trust), 1993.

Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, 1994.

The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (also known as Seeds of Deception), Lifetime, 1994.

Against Their Will: Women in Prison (also known as Against Their Will and Caged Seduction: The Shocking True Story), ABC, 1994.

Madonna: Innocence Lost, Fox, 1994.

A Christmas Romance, Fox Family Channel, 1994.

Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (also known as Deadlock 2), 1995.

Degree of Guilt, 1995.

(Uncredited) A Holiday to Remember, 1995.

Mountain of Fear, 1996.

Shattered Mind (also known as The Terror Inside), NBC, 1996.

A Holiday for Love (also known as Christmas in My Hometown), CBS, 1996.

Devil's Food, Lifetime, 1996.

To Brave Alaska, 1996.

First Do No Harm, ABC, 1997.

All the Winters That Have Been, CBS, 1997.

I'll Be Home for Christmas, CBS, 1997.

Lies He Told, ABC, 1997.

Flood: A River's Rampage, Family Channel, 1997.

My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (also known as Death in the Shadows), CBS, 1998.

Mind Prey (also known as John Sandford's "Mind Prey"), ABC, 1999.

Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, USA Network, 1999.

A Holiday Romance (also known as A Song for the Season), CBS, 1999.

As Time Runs Out, CBS, 1999.

Secret of Giving, CBS, 1999.

Spenser: Small Vices (also known as Robert B. Parker's "Small Vices"), 1999.

Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (also known as Ricky Nelson and The Ricky Nelson Story), 1999.

In the Name of the People, CBS, 2000.

The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Golden Spiders), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Deliberate Intent, Fox, 2000.

Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story, 2000.

Thin Air (also known as Robert B. Parker's "Thin Air"), 2000.

The Stalking of Laurie Show (also known as Rivales), 2000.

South Pacific (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific"), ABC, 2001.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within, CBS, 2001.

Class Warfare, USA Network, 2001.

Walking Shadow, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Sons of Mistletoe (also known as Un Noel pas comme les autres), CBS, 2001.

The Rosa Parks Story, CBS, 2002.

Gilda Radner: It's Always Something, ABC, 2002.

Too Young to Be a Dad (also known as A Family's Decision, Too Young to be a Father, and Trop jeune pour etre pere), Lifetime, 2002.

Hunger Point, Lifetime, 2003.

Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Sounder, ABC, 2003.

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (also known as Driven to Succeed), NBC, 2003.

(Uncredited) Ice Bound (also known as Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole and Prison de glace), CBS, 2003.

Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (also known as Femmes a Hollywood and Jackie Collin's "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation"), CBS, 2003.

Word of Honor, TNT, 2003.

Undercover Christmas (also known as L'amour en cadeau and Undercover Lover), CBS, 2003.

It Must Be Love, CBS, 2004.

She's Too Young, Lifetime, 2004.

The Survivor's Club, CBS, 2004.

Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Charlie's Angels," NBC, 2004.

Evel Knievel, TNT, 2004.

The Brooke Ellison Story, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Odd Girl Out, Lifetime, 2005.

Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, Lifetime, 2005.

The Engagement Ring, TNT, 2005.

Recipe for a Perfect Christmas, Lifetime, 2005.

Touch the Top of the World, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Not Like Everyone Else (also known as Not Like Everyone Else: The True Story of Brandi Blackbear), Lifetime, 2006.

Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Producer; Movies:

"Emily, Emily" (also known as "Emily" and "Romance: Emily"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1977.

The Death of Richie (also known as Richie), NBC, 1977.

A Woman Called Moses, NBC, 1978.

Battered, NBC, 1978.

When She Was Bad …, ABC, 1979.

"Aunt Mary," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1979.

Escape, CBS, 1980.

I Was a Mail Order Bride, CBS, 1982.

In the Nick of Time, NBC, 1991.

Survive the Night (also known as Night Hunt), 1993.

(Uncredited) Picking Up and Dropping Off, ABC Family, 2003.

(Uncredited) I Want to Marry Ryan Banks (also known as The Reality of Love), ABC Family, 2004.

Television Assistance; Movies:

Drug Wars: The Camaraena Story, 1990.

Television Work; Specials:

Production executive, Alexander, ABC, 1973.

Television Work; Series:

Coexecutive producer, Emergency Plus Four, NBC, 1976.

Executive producer, A New Day in Eden, 1982.

Producer, Crime Story, 1986.

Producer, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Executive producer, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Executive producer, Utopia, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The Silent Speaker: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Citizen: The Political Life of Allard K. Lowenstein, 1982.

Producer, Better Off Dead (also known as Better Off Dead …), Warner Bros., 1985.

Coexecutive producer, Bad Medicine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Producer, One Crazy Summer, Warner Bros., 1986.

Producer, Disorderlies, Warner Bros., 1987.

Executive producer, 18 Again! 1988.

Executive producer, Wedlock (also known as Deadlock), 1991.

Executive producer, Mad at the Moon, 1992.

Coproducer, Body Snatchers, 1993.

Jack and Jill vs. the World, 2007.



"The Doorbell Rang," A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"The Silent Speaker: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.