Jake Eberts

Jake Eberts

Highest Rated: 97% Chicken Run (2000)

Lowest Rated: 17% Grey Owl (1999)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1941

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A former Wall Street investor, the Montreal-born Jake Eberts began his career in features in the early 1970s arranging financing. After relocating to London, England, where he eventually rose to managing director of Oppenheimer & Co., Ltd., he founded Goldcrest Films, a successful independent production company involved with such high-profile films as Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning "Gandhi" (1982), Bill Forsyth's "Local Hero" (1983) and Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields" (1984). Eberts served as president and CEO of Goldcrest until 1983 when he joined Embassy Pictures. In 1985, he founded Allied Filmmakers and the following year made his debut as executive producer with Jean-Jacques Annaud's "The Name of the Rose" (1986). Among the other features this risk-taking maverick produced or executive produced are John Boorman's Academy Award-nominated memoir of WWII London "Hope and Glory" (1987), the back-to-back Oscar winners "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989) and "Dances With Wolves" (1990), Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It" (1992) and the delightful children's film "James and the Giant Peach" (1995). He returned to films with Native American themes as producer or executive producer of "The Education of Little Tree" (1997) and Attenborough's "Grey Owl" (1999). Eberts also served as an executive producer on the first feature from Aardman Animation, "Chicken Run" (2000), co-directed by Peter Lord and three-time Oscar-winner Nick Park. The maverick passed away on Sept. 6, 2012 in Montreal.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
47% 48% A Walk in the Woods Executive Producer $29.5M 2015
89% 81% Jerusalem Executive Producer $8M 2013
74% 72% The Way Back Executive Producer $2.7M 2010
88% 80% Journey to Mecca in the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta Executive Producer - 2008
No Score Yet 68% Whatever Lola Wants Producer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Choir Executive Producer - 2007
78% 75% Two Brothers Producer $18.9M 2004
58% 62% Sacred Planet Executive Producer - 2004
50% 60% America's Heart and Soul Executive Producer $314K 2004
79% 84% Open Range Producer $58.3M 2003
82% 76% Prisoner of Paradise Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet 100% Snow in August Producer - 2001
43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Producer $30.7M 2000
97% 64% Chicken Run Executive Producer - 2000
17% 56% Grey Owl Producer $314.5K 1999
59% 75% The Education of Little Tree Producer $320.7K 1997
91% 66% James and the Giant Peach Executive Producer $28.9M 1996
75% 62% The Wind in the Willows Producer $72.8K 1996
24% 29% Super Mario Bros. Producer $20.8M 1993
50% 74% The Thief and the Cobbler Executive Producer $635.4K 1993
53% 75% City of Joy Producer $12.6M 1992
80% 83% A River Runs Through It Executive Producer $43.4M 1992
55% 46% Texasville Executive Producer $1.9M 1990
83% 87% Dances With Wolves Executive Producer $184M 1990
92% 82% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Executive Producer $8.6M 1989
95% 83% Hope and Glory Executive Producer $9.4M 1987
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Executive Producer - 1981

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