MARC PLATT (Produced by) is an independent producer whose company, Marc Platt Productions, produces feature films, television and theater.
Among the films Platt has produced are the smash hits Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon (both of which have each grossed more than $150 million worldwide); Honey; Josie and the Pussycats; The Perfect Man; and The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising.
Also being released this year (in addition to Wanted) is Rachel Getting Married, for Sony Classics, which reunites Platt with Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme on the film starring Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger. Platt’s upcoming film projects include Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera, and Nine, with Rob Marshall directing.
Platt produced Broadway’s blockbuster hit musical Wicked, which now has companies on Broadway, in London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Stuttgart, and on tour throughout the U.S., with new companies opening shortly in Australia and Holland. Platt also produced the Broadway debut of Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg’s play Three Days of Rain, starring Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
Additionally, Platt produced Matthew Bourne’s ballet Edward Scissorhands, a smash hit in London, Asia and the U.S., for which Platt won his second Drama Desk Award.
Platt won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries for Empire Falls, starring Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Platt also executive-produced Once Upon a Mattress (ABC), starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman and the Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Path to 9/11 (ABC).
Prior to establishing his production company, Platt served as president of production for three movie studios (Orion, TriStar and Universal). During his tenure as a studio president, Platt developed and guided the production of such films as The Silence of the Lambs; Sleepless in Seattle; Philadelphia; Rudy; As Good As It Gets; My Best Friend’s Wedding; Jerry Maguire; American Pie; Out of Sight; October Sky; and The Mummy.
Platt is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The Broadway League (formerly the League of American Theatres and Producers).