Lynda Obst

Lynda Obst

Highest Rated: 84% The Fisher King (1991)

Lowest Rated: 16% Abandon (2002)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1950

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A former editor of THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, Obst moved into film production in 1979, first with the Casablanca/Polygram company, where she was involved in the development of "Flashdance" (1983). After a three-year stint at The David Geffen Company, Obst teamed with producer Debra Hill to form Hill/Obst Productions, which was responsible for "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), "Heartbreak Hotel" (1988) and "The Fisher King" (1991). In 1988, Obst went solo, establishing Lynda Obst Productions through which she produced Nora Ephron's directorial debut, "This Is My Life" (1992) and Ephron's box-office success "Sleepless in Seattle" (1994). She renewed her deal to produce for Fox 2000 Pictures in 1996. Obst also co-authored (with Carol Wolper) the Hollywood novel "Dirty Dreams" and has written numerous satirical essays for magazines including AMERICAN FILM and HARPER'S. In 1996, she published a memoir of sorts, "Hello, He Lied--and Other Truths About Hollywood."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% 86% Interstellar Producer $188.0M 2014
55% 39% The Invention of Lying Producer $18.4M 2009
73% 71% Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Producer - 2008
42% 77% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Producer $105.8M 2003
16% 31% Abandon Producer $10.7M 2002
42% 56% Someone Like You Producer $27.3M 2001
27% 72% Hope Floats Producer $60.0M 1998
44% 53% The Siege Producer $40.9M 1998
68% 78% Contact Executive Producer $100.9M 1997
53% 66% One Fine Day Producer $46.1M 1996
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Executive Producer $125.6M 1993
36% 48% This Is My Life Producer $2.8M 1992
84% 85% The Fisher King Producer $39.4M 1991
38% 50% Heartbreak Hotel Producer $5.4M 1988
70% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Producer - 1987

TV

Credit
57% 72% The Hot Zone Executive Producer 2019 2021
71% 95% Good Girls Revolt Executive Producer 2015-2016
81% 66% Helix Executive Producer 2014-2015