Frank Yablans

Frank Yablans (born August 27, 1935) is an American film producer and screenwriter The son of a Brooklyn cab driver and brother to fellow film producer Irwin Yablans, Yablans' first employers in the film business included Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Company and Filmways. He became Executive Vice President of Sales for Paramount Pictures in the late 1960s; in that position, his expert marketing of the film Love Story led to his appointment as Paramount Studios' President in 1971, a position he held until 1975. Followng his presidency at Paramount, he became an independent producer, working primarily through Paramount and 20th Century Fox. He was executive producer of such films as Congo (1995), Silver Streak (1976), and The Other Side of Midnight (1977) and wrote and produced Mommie Dearest (1981). Yablans was then recruited by Kirk Kerkorian to head his troubled and debt-laden film company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

Executive Producer

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