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Frank Yablans

Highest Rated: 84% North Dallas Forty (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1935

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Producer Frank Yablans first worked in motion picture sales and marketing before working his way up the corporate ladder to become president of Paramount Pictures. During his four-year tenure, the studio released a slew of highly successful and acclaimed pictures, including "The Godfather" (1972), "Serpico" and "Paper Moon" (both 1973), and "The Godfather II," "Chinatown" and "Murder on the Orient Express" (all 1974). He then worked as an independent producer, counting among his credits movies like "Silver Streak" (1976), "The Fury" (1977, in which he also played a small role), "North Dallas Forty" (1979) and "Mommie Dearest" (1981), co-authoring the screenplays for the latter two. Tapped as chief operating officer at MGM/United Artists in 1983, Yablans instituted a massive reorganization at the ailing studio before being relieved of his duties at the Kirk Kerkorian-topped company. After nearly a decade's absence, he resurfaced as the executive producer of "Congo" (1995) and later produced "A Dog of Flanders" (lensed 1998).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
21% 63% A Dog of Flanders Producer $2.1M 1999
No Score Yet 49% Lisa Producer $4.1M 1990
No Score Yet 79% Kidco Producer - 1984
71% 41% The Star Chamber Producer - 1983
0% 19% Monsignor Producer - 1982
49% 72% Mommie Dearest Writer,
Producer
- 1981
84% 70% North Dallas Forty Producer - 1979
75% 49% The Fury Producer - 1978
0% 74% The Other Side of Midnight Producer - 1977

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