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Steve Golin has helped nurture the careers of some of Hollywood's best new directors. He is the founder and CEO of Anonymous Content, a multimedia production, content development, and talent management company.
Anonymous represents, among other directors, David Fincher, David Kellogg, Gore Verbinski, Jeffrey Plansker, Mark Romanek, Andrew Douglas, Martin Weitz, Malcolm Venville, and Hammer & Tongs, for commercials, music videos, and new media. Anonymous' talent management division includes such clients as Aaron Eckhart, Antoine Fuqua, Tony Goldwyn, Tom Everett Scott, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Maura Tierney, Kristen Johnston, Heather Thomas, Ron Rifkin, Ron Underwood, Omar Epps, Academy Award-winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan, and Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies.
Mr. Golin is the producer of several notable feature films. These include Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, written by Charlie Kaufman, which was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards; Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty, for which RenÃ©e Zellweger won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical/Comedy); Don Roos' Bounce, starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow; David Fincher's The Game, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn; Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, starring Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, and Barbara Hershey, which was nominated for 2 Academy Awards; Barry Levinson's Sleepers, starring Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman; John Dahl's Red Rock West, starring Nicolas Cage, which was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards; Dominic Sena's Kalifornia, starring Brad Pitt and David Duchovny; and Alek Keshishian's Truth or Dare, starring Madonna.
In addition, he has been producer on a number of television projects, including the current Showtime original series The L Word. He also produced the breakthrough series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Twin Peaks; Kevin Hooks' telefilm Heat Wave, which won 4 CableAce Awards, including Best Movie, as well as an Emmy Award for costar James Earl Jones; the Peabody-Award-winning miniseries Tales of the City; and the Showtime anthology series Fallen Angels, episodes of which were directed by Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh, and Phil Joanou, among others.
Prior to Anonymous, Mr. Golin founded Propaganda Films in 1986. The company set a new creative standard for music videos and commercial production, becoming the largest such production company in the world. Propaganda won more MTV Video Music Awards and Cannes honors (for commercial excellence) than any other company. Under Mr. Golin's guidance, the music video division worked with the world's top artists, such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, George Michael, The Beastie Boys, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The commercial division produced award-winning spots for such leading advertisers as AT&T, IBM, Nike, Apple, McDonald's, and Budweiser.