SEAN DANIEL (Produced by) has produced The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. He is currently in production on The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, for The Stuber Company and Universal Pictures. In 1992, he formed Alphaville Productions with partner Jim Jacks. In addition to The Mummy series, they produced such films as Richard Linklater’s acclaimed Dazed and Confused; the renowned western Tombstone, starring Kurt Russell; The Scorpion King; Nora Ephron’s comedy Michael, starring John Travolta; A Simple Plan, directed by Sam Raimi; the Coen brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty; the Chris Rock/Weitz brothers’ comedy Down to Earth; Jerry Zucker’s Rat Race; John Woo’s first American film, Hard Target; William Friedkin’s The Hunted, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro; The Jackal, starring Richard Gere and Bruce Willis; and The Gift, starring Cate Blanchett and Hilary Swank, also directed by Raimi.
For cable television, Daniel produced the TNT original film Freedom Song, directed by Phil Robinson and starring Danny Glover; HBO’s Everyday People; and the USA Network’s four-hour miniseries, Attila.
Before becoming a producer, Daniel was an executive at Universal Pictures serving as president of production from 1984 to 1989. During his time there, he supervised such films as National Lampoon’s Animal House, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Blues Brothers, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Field of Dreams, Do the Right Thing, Missing, Fletch, Brazil and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey.
He received a bachelor of fine arts in film from the California Institute of the Arts in 1973. In addition, Daniel has been a participant in the debate about media and culture, appearing on The McLaughlin Group and NPR’s Which Way L.A.?, and offering commentary in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Huffington Post.