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Mike Medavoy papers, 1984-1986
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Description
Mike Medavoy is a film producer and executive. The collection consists of general memoranda and correspondence related to Orion Pictures, the Motion Picture Association of America, and philanthropic endeavors.
Background
Mike Medavoy was born in 1941 in Shanghai, China. He studied at UCLA and graduated in 1963. After graduating, he began his career in the Universal Studios mailroom, later working as a casting director and agent before eventually becoming a film producer. In 1974, he became senior vice president of production for United Artists. In 1978, Medavoy became the co-founder of Orion Pictures, which he headed for twelve years; in 1990 he was appointed chairman of TriStar Pictures, and eventually he co-founded and was chairman of Phoenix Pictures. Medavoy has been involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors including serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles and on the board of trustees for the UCLA Foundation.
Extent
1.0 linear ft. (1 carton)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.