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Robert Rehme (born 5 May 1935) is an American film producer whose credits include the films Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The General's Daughter.[1][2][3][4]

Robert Rehme
Born (1935-05-05) May 5, 1935 (age 84)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFilm producer

His first major job involving motion pictures was president of Avco Embassy Pictures in 1978, a post he held until 1981. When he started there he asked for $5 million to make movies. He used it to make eight. "The important thing was not to put Avco at risk for any major amount of money," he said. "We'd finance a movie and find a financial group to buy us out, so we could use the money over again."[5]

Under his stewardship the company went from earning $20 million in 1978 to $90 million in 1981.[5]

In June 1981 he joined Univeral, becoming president the following year. He quit in December 1983.[6]

In 1983, he became co-chairman and chief executive officer of New World Entertainment, Inc until 1989, when he and producer Mace Neufeld co-founded the motion picture production company Neufeld/Rehme Productions.[2] It was during this time that he created the pictures for which he is most known, such as Patriot Games and Flight of the Intruder.[2]

Rehme served as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences twice, between 1992–1993 and 1997–2001.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robert Rehme, Producer". Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Robert Rehme: Profile". Oye Cinema. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  3. ^ McBride, Joseph (2 June 1992). "Film Reviews, Patriot Games". Variety Magazine. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Robert Rehme Biography (1935-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b ROBERT REHME, KING OF THE LOW-BUDGET SHOCKER HARMETZ, ALJEAN. New York Times 30 Nov 1981: C.13.
  6. ^ Business and People: Rehme Quits Universal Post Incomplete Source Los Angeles Times 20 Dec 1983: sd_c1.
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Karl Malden
President of Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
1992-1993
Succeeded by
Arthur Hiller
Preceded by
Arthur Hiller
President of Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
1997-2001
Succeeded by
Frank Pierson