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CASEY SILVER most recently produced "Hidalgo” starring Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif and directed by Joe Johnston.

Silver is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures. In his role at the studio, he was responsible for all divisions of Universal Pictures including production, marketing and distribution as well as worldwide activities concerning Universal's partnerships with United International. He also oversaw Universal Studios Home Video, Universal Pictures Animation and Visual Effects and Universal Family & Home Entertainment Production, which included Universal Cartoon Studios.

During his tenure at Universal, the studio developed, produced and released the critically acclaimed films "Schindler's List,” "Shakespeare in Love,” "Apollo 13,” "Babe,” "Jurassic Park,” "Out of Sight,” "Field of Dreams,” "In the Name of the Father,” "Do the Right Thing,” "Scent of a Woman,” "Fried Green Tomatoes,” "Cape Fear,” "Backdraft,” "Born on the Fourth of July,” "Parenthood,” "Midnight Run,” "The Mummy,” "The Nutty Professor,” "Casper,” "American Pie,” "Erin Brockovich,” "Gladiator” and sequels to the worldwide hits, "Jurassic Park” and "The Nutty Professor.”

Silver began his career in the motion picture industry as a screenwriter. After serving as assistant to director Adrian Lyne on "Flashdance,” he became director of development and production for Simpson- Bruckheimer Productions, where he was instrumental in the development of the hit film, "Beverly Hills Cop.” Prior to joining Universal, he served as TriStar Picture's senior vice president of production.

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