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Michael Paseornek

Highest Rated: 85% Monster's Ball (2001)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

President of Lions Gate Films, Michael Paseornek began his entertainment career after having graduated from New York University in 1974. He met former National Lampoon editor Michel Choquette soon after, and the two began a writing partnership. Paseornek started writing screenplays for films like "Stitches" and "Meatballs III: Summer Vacation" in the late 1980s. In 1991 he founded Cinepix Film Properties, which eventually went public in 1995 as Lions Gate Films. He began producing independent pictures in the late 1990s including works like "Stag" and Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66" before producing Mary Harron's instant classic slasher film "American Psycho" in 2000. The following year Paseornek executively produced the critical darling "Monster's Ball" and continued to produce indie sensations such as "Shattered Glass," "The Devil's Rejects," and "Akeelah and the Bee" throughout the 2000s. He produced more blockbuster films in the late 2000s with works like "Crank," "Gamer," and "Punisher: War Zone." Paseornek has also created a long-standing partnership with African-American filmmaker Tyler Perry. He has produced such Perry films as "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Madea's Family Reunion," "Meet the Browns," and "Madea Goes to Jail."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 49% Peeples Executive Producer $9.1M 2013
7% 40% The Big Wedding Executive Producer $21.8M 2013
No Score Yet 86% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Executive Producer $52.0M 2013
61% 53% The Last Stand Executive Producer $12.0M 2013
19% 40% Texas Chainsaw Executive Producer - 2013
39% 48% The Possession Executive Producer $49.1M 2012
19% 66% Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Executive Producer $65.6M 2012
36% 76% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Executive Producer $35.0M 2012
83% 92% Warrior Executive Producer $13.7M 2011
25% 30% Conan the Barbarian Executive Producer $21.3M 2011
38% 74% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Executive Producer $53.3M 2011
32% 73% For Colored Girls Executive Producer $37.7M 2010
18% 41% Alpha and Omega Executive Producer $25.1M 2010
30% 39% Gamer Executive Producer $20.5M 2009
29% 96% Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Executive Producer $90.5M 2009
61% 45% My Bloody Valentine Executive Producer $51.5M 2009
61% 81% Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Executive Producer $51.7M 2009
29% 42% Punisher: War Zone Executive Producer $7.9M 2008
14% 46% My Best Friend's Girl Executive Producer $19.2M 2008
33% 90% Meet the Browns Executive Producer $41.9M 2008
No Score Yet 20% Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming Executive Producer - 2007
5% 57% Good Luck Chuck Executive Producer $35.0M 2007
47% 72% Pride Executive Producer $7.0M 2007
26% 81% Daddy's Little Girls Executive Producer $31.3M 2007
20% 53% Employee of the Month Executive Producer $28.4M 2006
85% 81% Akeelah and the Bee Executive Producer $18.8M 2006
26% 93% Madea's Family Reunion Executive Producer $63.2M 2006
24% 57% Fierce People Executive Producer $85.4K 2005
No Score Yet 42% Cube Zero Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 14% The Final Cut Executive Producer $548.0K 2004
4% 20% Godsend Producer $14.3M 2004
34% 65% Wonderland Producer $1.1M 2003
69% 70% Confidence Producer $12.2M 2003
45% 35% Cube 2: Hypercube Executive Producer - 2002
0% 18% American Psycho II: All American Girl Executive Producer - 2002
75% 78% Frailty Executive Producer $13.1M 2002
No Score Yet 51% Get Well Soon Executive Producer - 2001
11% 51% Perfume Executive Producer - 2001
75% 51% The Cat's Meow Executive Producer $3.2M 2001
85% 67% Monster's Ball Executive Producer $31.3M 2001
69% 85% American Psycho Executive Producer $15.0M 2000
No Score Yet 20% Prisoner of Love Executive Producer - 1999
77% 88% Buffalo 66 Executive Producer $2.4M 1998
No Score Yet 21% Johnny Skidmarks Producer - 1998
75% 71% Jerry and Tom Producer - 1998
40% 27% I'm Losing You Executive Producer $12.7K 1998
No Score Yet 36% Vig Producer,
Executive Producer
- 1998
83% 23% Hi-Life Executive Producer $8.0K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Downhill Willie Screenwriter - 1997
No Score Yet 38% Vibrations Director - 1994
No Score Yet 29% SnakeEater Screenwriter - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Screwball Academy Screenwriter - 1986