Lynda Obst

Highest Rated: 100% Everything Is Copy (2016)
Lowest Rated: 9% Bad Girls (1994)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Author of the bestseller Hello He Lied: And Other Truths From the Hollywood Trenches, powerhouse producer Lynda Obst is the woman who ensured that such runaway hits as Flashdance (1983) and Contact (1997) found their way from conception to the silver screen. A keen and incisive Hollywood insider with a knack for spotting a winning idea, Obst's unrivaled knowledge of the film industry has found her consistently on the top of her game. A Pomonoa College graduate who received her degree in philosophy, Obst worked as an editor at The New York Times Magazine before joining the team at Casablanca/Polygram productions in 1979. Her association with David Geffen lead her and producer Debra Hill to found Hill/Obst Productions, and the fledgling production company was soon rising to the top with such hits as Adventures in Babysitting (1987). Though she departed from Hill/Obst the following year in favor of starting her own production company, her work on Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and Hope Floats (1998) has found Obst's razor-sharp skill as a producer backing many box-office hits. In 2002 her book was adapted into a made-for-television feature, which Obst produced, and following work on that same year's How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Obst began production on the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel The Hot Zone. In addition to her film work, Obst continues to write for numerous American periodicals.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Women Who Run Hollywood Actor 2016
No Score Yet Adventures in Babysitting Producer 2015
72% Interstellar Producer $158.8M 2014
56% The Invention of Lying Producer $18.5M 2009
72% Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Producer 2008
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Producer $105.8M 2003
16% Abandon Producer $10.7M 2002
42% Someone Like You Producer $26.8M 2001
44% The Siege Producer 1998
26% Hope Floats Producer $60.1M 1998
63% Contact Executive Producer Producer 1997
47% One Fine Day Producer 1996
9% Bad Girls Executive Producer 1994
73% Sleepless in Seattle Executive Producer 1993
38% This Is My Life Producer 1992
83% The Fisher King Producer 1991
38% Heartbreak Hotel Producer 1988
78% Adventures in Babysitting Producer 1987


73% Good Girls Revolt
Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
  • 2015
95% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
  • 2015
81% Helix
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • 2013


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