Shamberg, Michael 1945(?)– (Michael H. Shamberg)

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SHAMBERG, Michael 1945(?)
(Michael H. Shamberg)


Born 1945, in Chicago, IL. Education: Graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Addresses: Office Double Feature Films, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Producer and actor. Jersey Films, Culver City, CA, cochairperson; Double Feature Films, Los Angeles, CA, principal; Jersey Television, Los Angeles, CA, partner. Formed video reporting group; formed video documentary unit TVTV, 1972. Previously worked as a print journalist, a police reporter in Chicago, and for Time and Life magazines.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best picture, 1983, for The Big Chill; Film Award nomination (with Charles Crichton), best film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1989, for A Fish Called Wanda; Film Award nomination (with others), best film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Academy Award nomination (with others), best picture, 2001, for Erin Brockovich.


Film Producer:

(With Alan Greisman) Heart Beat, Warner Bros., 1979.

(With Greisman) Modern Problems, Twentieth Century Fox, 1981.

The Big Chill, Columbia, 1983.

Club Paradise, Warner Bros., 1986.

(As Michael H. Shamberg; with Beth B.) Salvation! (also known as Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today? ), Circle, 1987.

A Fish Called Wanda, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

(With Elizabeth Cantillon) How I Got into College, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

8 Seconds (also known as 8 Seconds to Glory and The Lane Frost Story ), New Line Cinema, 1994.

(With Danny DeVito) Reality Bites, Universal, 1994.

(With DeVito and Stacey Sher) Get Shorty, Metro GoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1995.

(With DeVito, Sher, and Liccy Dahl) Matilda (also known as Roald Dahl's Matilda ), TriStar, 1996.

(With DeVito and Dan Paulson) Sunset Park, TriStar, 1996.

(With DeVito and Sher) Feeling Minnesota, Fine Line Features, 1996.

(With John Cleese) Fierce Creatures (also known as Death Fish and Death Fish II ), Universal, 1997.

Gattaca (also known as The Eighth Day ), Columbia, 1997.

Living Out Loud, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Out of Sight, Universal, 1998.

Man on the Moon, Universal, 1999.

Erin Brockovich, Universal, 2000.

Caveman's Valentine, 2001.

How High, Universal, 2001.

Camp, IFC, 2003.

Along Came Polly, Universal, 2004.

Be Cool, MetroGoldwynMayer, 2004.

Film Executive Producer:

(With Danny DeVito and Stacey Sher), Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

Drowning Mona, United International, 2000.

(Uncredited) Ghost World, United Artists, 2000.

Garden State, Miramax, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive music producer, Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today?, Circle Releasing, 1987.

Film Appearances:

PG&E lawyer, Erin Brockovich, 2000.

Van Lew Executive, Along Came Polly, 2004.

Television Work; Pilots:

Producer, The TV TV Show, 1977.

Producer, Gossip, NBC, 1979.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

UC: Undercover, NBC, 2001.

Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

The American Embassy, Fox, 2002.

The Funkhousers, ABC, 2002.

Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2003.

Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Pentagon Wars, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Erin Brockovich, Lifetime, 2003.


Television Pilots:

The TV TV Show, 1977.


Author of the book Guerrilla Television (nonfiction).



American Film, January/February, 1989, pp. 16.