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Mike Medavoy papers, 1984-1986
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  • Title: Mike Medavoy papers
    Collection number: 2153
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1984-1986
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Medavoy, Mike

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mike Medavoy Papers (Collection 2153). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7756963 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of memoranda and correspondence related to the career of producer and executive Mike Medavoy. Included are ten files of news digests memos and other memoranda from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) (1986); three files of general memoranda and correspondence related to Orion Pictures (1984-1986); and three files representing philanthropic endeavors from 1985-1986.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Medavoy, Mike -- Archives
    Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archives.