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Steve Golin is the founder and CEO of Anonymous Content, the development, production, and management company. Over the past 20 years Mr. Golin has developed a reputation for cultivating artistic freedom while maintaining commercial viability, with creative efforts encompassing feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and new media.
He was an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner as producer of Babel, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who was named Best Director at the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival.
At the heart of Anonymous’ success is an exemplary eye for strong, commercial material. The film division’s recent productions include Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence); Jodie Foster’s The Beaver; and Ken Kwapis’ Big Miracle, staring Drew Barrymore. Movies in post-production include Josh Schwartz’s Fun Size, starring Victoria Justice; Erik Van Looy’s Loft, the filmmaker’s U.S.-set remake of the 2008 Belgian thriller of the same name, starring Karl Urban and Emmy Award winner Eric Stonestreet; and Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Imogene, starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening. Upcoming productions include Michael Engler’s A Little Something for Your Birthday, starring Malin Akerman and James Marsden; and Joe Lynch’s Everly, starring Kate Hudson.
Previous productions for Mr. Golin and Anonymous include Peter Segal’s 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which earned over $180 million worldwide; the hit television series The L Word; and, also for Focus Features, Michel Gondry’s Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
He co-founded his first company, Propaganda Films, in 1986. It became the largest music video and commercial production company in the world, earning more MTV Video Music Awards and Palme d’Or (Golden Palm, at Cannes) awards than any other company. Mr. Golin helped launch the careers of directors David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Gore Verbinski, Alex Proyas, David Kellogg, and Simon West, among many others. Propaganda’s groundbreaking television series productions included Beverly Hills 90210 and Twin Peaks.
His producing credits at Propaganda include David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, which won Best Picture at the 1990 Cannes International Film Festival and costarred Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd; Madonna: Truth or Dare, directed by Alek Keshishian and Mark Miceli; Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady, which was nominated for 2 Academy Awards; David Fincher’s The Game, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn; Neil LaBute’s Your Friends & Neighbors and Nurse Betty, starring Golden Globe Award winner Renée Zellweger; and Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich, which was nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Director.
Mr. Golin attended New York University and the American Film Institute.