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Kyle Newman (born March 16, 1976) is an American filmmaker and author. His directorial work encompasses a number of feature films, including the action-comedy Barely Lethal, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba and Sophie Turner, for producer Brett Ratner, released by A24 Films; Fanboys, a Star Wars-themed comedy starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen, produced by Kevin Spacey and distributed by The Weinstein Company; as well as The Hollow, a modern retelling of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Kyle Newman
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Newman in 2015
Born (1976-03-16) March 16, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, editor, author
Spouse(s)Jaime King (m. 2007)

He has directed music videos for Taylor Swift (“Style”) (“Clean”) and Lana Del Rey (“Summertime Sadness”), and created the video content for Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour featuring Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez and more.

In 2016 Newman produced the critically acclaimed documentary Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, about three teenagers who set out to recreate Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark shot-for-shot in 1982, which was distributed by Drafthouse Films. He is also the co-creator, co-story writer of the Netflix Original animated feature film Gnome Alone.

2018 saw the release of his first book Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History via Ten Speed Press/ Penguin Random House in association with Wizards of the Coast. This official illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the evolution of the one of the world's most iconic game brands, showing its continued influence on pop culture and fantasy. The book has since been nominmated for a prestigious Hugo Award.

Newman, an honors graduate of New York University’s School of Film/TV, has written and/or directed for clients including Microsoft, Interscope Records, Starz Entertainment, The Coca-Cola Company,, Entertainment Weekly, Big Machine Records, Pacific Life Insurance, Games For Windows, Titan Publishing, Universal Republic Records, Saturday Group and Lucasfilm, Ltd.[1]


Personal lifeEdit

In March 2006, while working on the set of Fanboys, he met actress and former model Jaime King.[2] Newman proposed in Spring 2007, and the two married on November 23, 2007[3] in an "intimate and relaxed" ceremony in Los Angeles at Greystone Park and Manor, where Newman had proposed.[4]

Their first son, James Knight Newman was born October 6, 2013. In February 2015, it was announced King was pregnant with the couple's second child. King gave birth to Leo Thames Newman on July 16, 2015.[5]

Kyle's brother, Kevin Newman, is a character designer for The Simpsons.

Kyle is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club in England.[6]


Director, producer, screenwriter, editor, authorEdit

Year Title Notes
2004 The Hollow Director
2009 Fanboys Director
2012 Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
2013 The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting (documentary) Director, producer and writer
Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master (documentary) Associate producer and interviewer
2015 Star Wars: Smuggler's Bounty - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
Barely Lethal Director
Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour - Celebrity Interviews & "Clean" Director and writer
Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (documentary) Executive producer
2017 Star Wars: Smuggler's Revenge - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
2018 Gnome Alone (animated) Story by
2019 Chewie Director
Music videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2010 "Bury Me Alive" We Are the Fallen
2012 "Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey Director (with Spencer Susser)
2015 "31 Seconds for GRACE MMXIII" Jaime King & J. Ralph
2015 "Style" Taylor Swift
2015 "Clean" (for The 1989 World Tour) Taylor Swift
Year Title Artist Notes
2018 "Dungeons & Dragons - Art & Arcana - A Visual History"
Short films
Year Title Notes
1997 The Cyclist Director, producer, writer and editor
1998 Bitten by Love Director, producer, writer and editor
2000 Drone Director, producer and writer
2004 Artflick.001 (documentary) Director and writer
2008 The Cube Director and writer (short film for Microsoft)
2011 Latch Key Producer


Year Film Role
2004 The Hollow Cool High School Dude
2012 Latch Key Mr. Kyle


  1. ^ "Biography for Kyle Newman". International Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ Serpe, Gina (2007-11-26). "Jaime King Made a Missus". E! News. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ "Jaime King ties the knot". Monsters and Critics. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  4. ^ Lehner, Marla (2007-09-13). "Jaime King Talks About FedEx Engagement Fiasco". People. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  5. ^ Enriquez, Justin (July 20, 2015). "Jaime King takes to Instagram to announce she gave birth to a baby boy as she shares intimate family photo from delivery room". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ Byrne, Ruairi. "IN TWEETS: Arsenal fans celebrate as they finish ahead of Spurs for the 21st season in a row". Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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