David Blackman is the Senior Vice President for Sony-based Laurence Mark Productions, the producer of films such as “I, Robot,” “Jerry Maguire,” “As Good As It Gets,” “Dreamgirls” and “The Lookout.”
Prior to joining Laurence Mark Productions, Blackman served as the Vice President at Wendy Finerman Productions. Since joining Wendy Finerman Productions in 2002, he oversaw all development at the company. He worked on the Meryl Streep-starrer “The Devil Wears Prada” and “P.S. I Love You.” He is attached to Executive Produce projects such as “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” (New Line), “Stepping” (Paramount), “McKenzie Mullins Has a Cow” (Disney) and is a producer on television projects for Sony Television and the Disney Channel.
Before working for Wendy Finerman, he was the VP Production at Bridget Johnson Films. At that New Regency-based company, Blackman generated the idea and served as Associate Producer on the Walt Disney film, “Ice Princess.”
Blackman grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating from Carleton College, he began his career as an intern for Cary Woods’ company at Miramax during the making of “Scream,” “Copland,” “Swingers” and “Citizen Ruth.” He then got his first assistant job working for the producer Andy Licht. He subsequently became a creative executive for producer Steve Tisch, where he worked on films such as the critically acclaimed “American History X” and the hit British caper-comedy “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” From there, he rejoined Cary Woods’ Independent Pictures, where he ran the Los Angeles office and contributed to the development and production of films such as “The Prime Gig,” starring Vince Vaughan and Ed Harris, and “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” starring Sean Penn.
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