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Paul Marc Maslansky (born November 23, 1933) is a film producer and writer best known for the Police Academy movies.
Maslansky in 1999
Paul Marc Maslansky
November 23, 1933
Maslansky was born in Rego Park, New York on November 23, 1933. He played jazz for a living while briefly attending law school in New York. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1954.
Maslansky has 41 film credits as producer or executive producer. His first production credit was for 1964's Castle of the Living Dead, which starred Christopher Lee. Initially, Maslansky used his middle initial in his credits, though this was later dropped. Maslansky worked throughout the 1960s and 1970s as producer, notable credits include Race with the Devil, Damnation Alley, Cactus Jack, and Love Child.
Maslansky had a breakthrough hit with Police Academy in 1984. From a budget of $4.1 million, the film grossed $155 million and spawned a movie franchise and television series Police Academy: The Series, which Maslansky wrote.
He frequently made cameo appearances in the Police Academy movies.
Maslansky has the Lenfest Center for the Art's 'Maslansky Rehearsal Hall' in Lexington named after him.