LYNDA OBST (Producer) has worked at the top levels of both
film production and journalism. She most recently produced the
romantic comedy "One Fine Day," starring Michelle Pfeiffer
and George Clooney, and was executive producer of "Contact."
A graduate of Pomona College, Obst began her career
as editor/author of The Rolling Stone History of the Sixties.
After completing the project, she moved from alternative journalist
to The New York Times Magazine. She covered science, publishing
and entertainment during her three years as an editor of the magazine.
Obst shifted gears in 1979 to become vice president
of creative affairs for Casablanca/Polygram, where she developed
films including "Flashdance." Three years later, she
went to work for the David Geffen Company to help develop its
motion picture division.
Obst formed her own independent film production company
in 1985 with longtime friend Debra Hill. Following an exclusive
deal with Paramount, Hill/Obst Productions moved to Touchstone
to make "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Heartbreak."
In November, 1988, Obst established Lynda Obst Productions
at Columbia Pictures. Since then, she has produced Nora Ephron's
"This Is My Life" and "Sleepless in Seattle."
She also produced Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King,"
with Debra Hill.
In 1994 she signed a production deal with Twentieth
Century Fox. Her first project for the studio was "Bad Girls."
Obst is currently producing the "Untitled Ed
Zwick Project," to be released by Twentieth Century Fox.
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