Michael Shamberg

Michael Shamberg

Highest Rated: 96% A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Lowest Rated: 7% Runner Runner (2013)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

For over three decades, Michael Shamberg has been producing groundbreaking movies, while he has also advocated for the use of new technology to circumvent traditional media outlets. During the '70s, he produced and served as editor of several television documentaries before moving on to features. His '80s credits included "The Big Chill," in which grown-up baby boomers get back together and reflect on how their lives have changed, which helped popularize the "reunion" film genre. He was also a producer of the popular comedy "A Fish Called Wanda," released in 1988, and was even more prolific during the following decade. Indeed, his '90s credits included a number of independent movies that reaped huge profits compared to their costs, most notably Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime film "Pulp Fiction," which became a sensation. During this time, he developed working relationships with other visionary artists who created films outside the traditional studio system, including Steven Soderbergh on "Out of Sight" and Milos Forman on "Man on the Moon." This led to producing Soderbergh's highly successful 2000 drama "Erin Brockovich," and the next year, the acclaimed independent comic book adaptation "Ghost World." Shamberg runs a number of production companies including Jersey Films, but as technology has continued to improve and creating films and television series has steadily become cheaper, he has turned his attention to "guerrilla television"--the idea of using underground media to inspire social change--and is writing a book on the subject.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 41% Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon Executive Producer - 2021
68% 49% Cold Pursuit Producer $32.1M 2019
40% 40% Wetlands Executive Producer - 2017
9% 21% Get a Job Producer - 2016
91% 74% Queen Mimi Executive Producer - 2015
28% 44% Burnt Executive Producer $13.7M 2015
50% 54% Freeheld Producer $533.0K 2015
68% 53% A Walk Among the Tombstones Producer $26.0M 2014
47% 59% Wish I Was Here Producer $3.6M 2014
7% 33% Runner Runner Producer $19.3M 2013
87% 92% Django Unchained Executive Producer $162.8M 2012
14% 51% LOL Producer - 2012
85% 63% Contagion Producer $75.6M 2011
28% 53% Extraordinary Measures Producer $11.9M 2010
34% 51% RENO 911!: Miami Producer $20.3M 2007
70% 87% Freedom Writers Producer $36.6M 2007
66% 60% World Trade Center Producer $70.2M 2006
37% 58% The Skeleton Key Producer $47.8M 2005
30% 42% Be Cool Producer $55.8M 2005
86% 88% Garden State Executive Producer $26.8M 2004
27% 47% Along Came Polly Producer $87.9M 2004
64% 68% Camp Producer $1.6M 2003
51% 36% Simone Executive Producer $9.7M 2002
26% 79% How High Producer $31.2M 2001
45% 51% The Caveman's Valentine Producer $687.1K 2001
85% 81% Erin Brockovich Producer $125.5M 2000
29% 46% Drowning Mona Executive Producer $15.4M 2000
64% 79% Man on the Moon Producer $34.6M 1999
59% 62% Living Out Loud Producer $12.9M 1998
No Score Yet 86% The Pentagon Wars Executive Producer - 1998
94% 74% Out of Sight Producer $37.5M 1998
81% 87% Gattaca Producer $12.3M 1997
53% 58% Fierce Creatures Producer $9.2M 1997
14% 27% Feeling Minnesota Producer $3.1M 1996
91% 73% Matilda Producer $33.1M 1996
13% 83% Sunset Park Producer $9.0M 1996
88% 70% Get Shorty Producer $68.8M 1995
31% 94% 8 Seconds Producer $19.6M 1994
92% 96% Pulp Fiction Executive Producer - 1994
63% 74% Reality Bites Producer $20.0M 1994
43% 42% How I Got Into College Producer $1.3M 1989
96% 84% A Fish Called Wanda Producer $60.0M 1988
70% 77% The Big Chill Producer $57.0K 1983
No Score Yet 31% Modern Problems Producer - 1981
20% 33% Heart Beat Producer - 1980

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Credit
100% 63% Meltdown: Three Mile Island Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet 67% Reno 911! Defunded Executive Producer 2022
84% 88% Into the Badlands Executive Producer 2015 2017-2019
86% 82% RENO 911! Executive Producer 2008-2009
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Executive Producer 2003-2004
20% 100% UC: Undercover Executive Producer 2001-2002
23% No Score Yet Kate Brasher Executive Producer 2001