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Dana Ginsburg is an independent producer who also works as a consultant in the film and television industries. In the latter capacity, she directly advises company executives, producers, and actors; and arranges financing and film acquisitions for companies.
She began her career as counsel to Orion Pictures, negotiating company deals worldwide during the studio’s peak with the multi-Academy Award-winning Amadeus, Platoon, Dances with Wolves, and The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Academy Award winners Milos Forman, Oliver Stone, Kevin Costner, and Jonathan Demme, respectively.
Ms. Ginsburg then joined Icon Productions as vice president, legal and business affairs. Heading the worldwide company’s department, she negotiated deals on such films as Richard Donner’s Maverick, Bernard Rose’s Immortal Beloved, and Mel Gibson’s The Man Without a Face and the Academy Award-winning Braveheart.
She was subsequently head of legal affairs at DreamWorks Pictures, where she oversaw all of the studio’s feature motion picture development and production legal services. This included such live-action features as the Academy Award-winning Gladiator and American Beauty, directed by Ridley Scott and Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, respectively; and such animated features as Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson’s Antz and Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson’s Academy Award-winning Shrek.
Prior to transitioning to producing and consulting, Ms. Ginsburg was executive vice president, business affairs at the independent film company Gaylord Films. In that capacity, she oversaw all business aspects of the production of 12 films during the company’s 4-year run.