Simon, Stephen 1946– (Stephen Deutsch)

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SIMON, Stephen 1946
(Stephen Deutsch)


Born June 30, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA; son of S. Sylvan Simon (a producer, director, writer, and film executive); stepson of Armand Deutsch (a producer). Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.; Loyola Law School, J.D., 1974.

Addresses: Office Metafilmics, 4250 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Career: Producer and executive. Lawyer in private practice, c. 197476; Rastar, assistant to Ray Stark, 1976, senior vice president, 1977; independent film producer, beginning in 1978; Dino De Laurentiis Communications, head of production, beginning in 1989; Metafilmics, partner (with Barnet Bain), 1995; SLM, Inc. Film Co., production head. Instructor at the Learning Annex, University of California, Los Angeles, and other schools.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding made for television movie (with others), 2003, for Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story.


Film Producer:

(As Stephen Deutsch) Somewhere in Time, Universal, 1980.

(As Stephen Deutsch) All the Right Moves (also known as All Right ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

(As Stephen Deutsch) She's Out of Control, Columbia, 1989.

(As Stephen Deutsch) Mr. and Mrs. Seventh Grade, 1994.

(As Stephen Deutsch) Dream Thief, 1995.

What Dreams May Come, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Divine Rapture, 1999.

Quantum Project (short),, 2000.

The Chicago Way, 2000.

(And director) Indigo, 2004.

Also produced Lucky Stiff.

Film Executive Producer:

(As Stephen Deutsch; with Mort Engelberg) Russkies, New Century/Vista, 1987.

(As Stephen Deutsch; with Robert W. Cort and Ted Field) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989.

(As Stephen Deutsch; with others) Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (also known as Bill and Ted Go to Hell ), Orion, 1991.

(As Stephen Deutsch; with Melinda Jason) Body of Evidence (also known as Deadly Evidence ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1993.

Strike! (also known as The Hairy Bird, All I Wanna Do, College femminile, and Les filles ont la loi ), Miramax, 1998.

Film Production Supervisor: As Stephen Deutsch:

Plaza Suite, Paramount, 1971.

Murder by Death, Columbia, 1976.

(And acquisition agent and developer) Smokey and the Bandit, Universal, 1977.

The Goodbye Girl, Warner Bros., 1977.

The Cheap Detective, Columbia, 1978.

The Electric Horseman, Universal, 1979.

Kuffs, Universal, 1992.

Army of Darkness (also known as The Army of Darkness, Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3, Army of Darkness, the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror, Captain Supermarket, Evil Dead 3, Evil Dead III: The Medieval Dead, and The Medieval Dead ), Universal, 1993.

Also worked as production supervisor for Once upon a Time.

Film Work; Other:

(As Stephen Deutsch) Supervisor of international distribution, Truth or Dare, Miramax, 1991.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Linda McCartney Story, CBS, 2000.

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, Lifetime, 2003.



Time, May 15, 2000, p. 80.