Chris Bender (film producer)
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Chris Bender (born 1971) is an American film producer whose beginnings were through co-producing American Pie film series based on his own high school experiences. In November 1998, he established the management and production company, Benderspink, with partner J.C. Spink, a fellow alumnus of Bucknell University. They have had a successful first look deal with New Line Cinema for over 15 years. Benderspink also recently inked a first look deal with Universal Cable Productions.
|Born||1971 (age 47–48)|
Chris has produced or developed projects that have grown into six franchises in various genres: "Final Destination", “American Pie”, “The Ring”, “Cats & Dogs”, “The Butterfly Effect”, and “The Hangover” series. Eight of his movies have opened to number one, and Chris and JC were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for A History of Violence".
He most recently served as producer on the comedies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, We’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, and Vacation, a sequel to the original National Lampoon franchise, starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, and Chris Hemsworth, all for New Line Cinema.
|2000||Final Destination||associate producer|
|2001||Cats & Dogs||executive producer|
|American Pie 2||co-producer|
|Blind Horizon||co-executive producer|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||producer|
|2005||The Ring Two||co-executive producer|
|A History of Violence||producer|
|2006–09||Kyle XY||executive producer||Television series|
|2006||The Butterfly Effect 2||producer||Direct to video|
|Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous||executive producer|
|The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations||producer|
|The Hangover||executive producer|
|2011||I Am Number Four||executive producer|
|The Hangover Part II||executive producer|
|2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||producer|
|The Hangover Part III||executive producer|
|We're the Millers||producer|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||producer|