Ivan Reitman Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Ivan Reitman was born on 27 October 1946, in Komarno, Czechoslovakia, of part-Jewish descent. Ivan is a director and film producer, best known for his comedy work during the 1980s as well as the 1990, and he also owns The Montecito Picture Company which was founded in 2000. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ivan Reitman? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $100 million, mostly earned through a successful career in film. He has made numerous successful films including “Ghostbusters”, “Kindergarten Cop”, “Space Jam” and the Academy Award- nominated film “Up in the Air”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Ivan Reitman Net Worth $100 million

Ivan’s family moved to Canada as refugees in 1950, with both his parents having survived the harshness of World War II. He attended Oakwood Collegiate and during his time there, was part of the Twintone Four singing group. He later attended McMaster University and would graduate in 1969 with a degree in Music. During his time at the University, he directed and produced several short films.

After his studies, Reitman began producing with CITY-TV, but only had a short tenure there as he was fired during his first year. He went on to produce the stage play “Spellbound” which would later become the Broadway production entitled “The Magic Show”. He then started venturing into commercial films, producing “Rabid” and “Shivers” which were directed by David Cronenberg. His big break came when he produced “National Lampoon’s Animal House” which led to the film “Meatballs” in 1979. He then began focusing on creating comedies, with films such as “Ghostbusters”, “Ghostbusters II”, “Dave”, “Six Days, Seven Nights”, and “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”; his net worth was now well established.

In the 1990s, Ivan took a step back from directing, and focused more as an executive producer or producer. He worked through his company Northern Lights Entertainment, and was responsible for producing “Space Jam”, “Private Parts” and “EuroTrip”. He founded the McMaster Film Board at McMaster University, and was rewarded by being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame during 2008., and he then founded the film production company called The Montecito Picture Company. In 2009, Ivan produced the comedy “I Love You, Man” which starred Jason Segel and Paul Rudd, and followed this up with “Up in the Air” which would earn an Academy Award nomination. He planned to be the director of “Chloe”, but backed out when he didn’t get the cast he wanted, but stayed as a producer for the film, which became his most successful project financially. One of his latest projects includes “Draft Day” which starred Kevin Costner.

Reitman has been known to have many projects in the pipeline. He originally wanted to create a Batman as well as a Wonder Woman film, and was also set to direct “Ghostbusters III” before Paul Feig was hired – the film then went on reboot and would be released in 2016. He was also reportedly planning to make “Space Jam 2”.

For his personal life, it is known that Ivan has been married to Genevieve Robert since 1976. They have three children, and their son Jason Reitman is responsible for directing “Juno”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 27, 1946
Birth place: Komárno, Slovakia
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Profession:Film producer
Education:McMaster University, Oakwood Collegiate Institute
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Geneviève Robert
Children:Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman, Caroline Reitman
Parents:Clara Reitman, Leslie Reitman
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Uncle of Joseph D. Reitman.
2Grandfather of Josephine Reitman (aka Josie).
3Lives in Santa Barbara, California.
4He and Jason Reitman are one of only two father/son producing teams to be nominated for an Best Picture Oscar (for Up in the Air (2009) in 2010). The other is Mario Cecchi Gori and Vittorio Cecchi Gori for Il Postino: The Postman (1994).
5Attended the 2008 Oscars with son Jason Reitman.
6Was originally going to direct The Pink Panther (2006), but chose not to, staying on as producer of the film.
7Father-in-law of Michele Lee.
8Was interested in directing Batman (1989).
9Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. His son, Jason Reitman (born in 1977) is also a film director.
10According to his audio commentary on Ghostbusters (1984), the proton packs were much heavier than they looked, and some were heavier than others depending on what was demanded of certain scenes. None of the actors enjoyed wearing them, but according to Reitman, Harold Ramis complained the least (he would not say who complained the most).
11In 1983, was nominated for two Broadway Tony Awards for "Merlin:" as Best Director (Musical) and as one of the co-producers of the Best Musical nominee.
12Graduated from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. Canada, B.Mus 1969.
13Likes to put his children: Caroline Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Jason Reitman in his movies.
14Worked on films in Canada with David Cronenberg.
15Father of Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman.
16Founder of the McMaster Film Board at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Student films include: "Freak Film", and "Orientation" which was distributed in Canada by 20th Century Fox as a short opening for a Dustin Hoffman vehicle. Reitman was arrested with Dan Goldberg for producing a "Columbus of Sex" at McMaster in 1970. The film was based on the Victorian novel "My Secret Life". During the trial, the men who went on to form Northern Lights Entertainment, were offered $175,000 by MGM to make a feature to be called "Foxy Ladies". They were the first Canadians convicted under Canada's decency laws, despite widespread critical acclaim and support from the arts community. They were fined $300.00 and put on a year's probation.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Sci-Fi and Slapstick Humour
2Frequently casts Bill Murray
3Recurring themes of the 'common man' triumphing where professionals failed
4Frequently works with producer Joe Medjuck and screenwriters Len Blum & Daniel Goldberg.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on John Belushi and Animal House (1978)] What John brought was this wonderful energy based on the comedies he loved from the 50s - The Three Stooges and Abbott and Costello - that physicality of the great American early comedians, against this very brash and contemporary way of speaking that the script had. It made it very special.. But when I worked with him before the movie and SNL, he was Brando onstage. He was the guy you couldn't take your eyes off. One of the great tragedies is that with his addictions he lost control of all his talent.
2[on the comedy of Melissa McCarthy] She's certainly extraordinarily talented. She has a way of using her physicality. And there's something about her nimbleness in moving a fairly hefty body around that is humorous, has been for generations.
3[on current comedy, 2013] The world has become more abrasive, possibly because of social media. But people said that about us. The sexuality seems to have lessened. There's more squeamishness about nudity and sex, but there's a lot more scatological interest today than there seemed to be thirty years ago. It's a weird shift.
4[film-making advice to his son Jason] Your job is not to make things funny. Your job is to tell the truth on a daily basis.
5This is not my generation. I'm of the baby boom generation. We think we invented free love.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USALifetime Achievement Award
2010AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Reitman
· Daniel Dubiecki
2009IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest PictureUp in the Air (2009)· Daniel Dubiecki
· Jason Reitman
2009Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1997Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 5 May 1997. At 7020 Hollywood Blvd.
1985Special Achievement GenieGenie Awards
1982Golden Reel AwardGenie AwardsHeavy Metal (1981)
1980Golden Reel AwardGenie AwardsMeatballs (1979)· Daniel Goldberg

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearUp in the Air (2009)· Daniel Dubiecki
· Jason Reitman
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Reitman
· Daniel Dubiecki
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureUp in the Air (2009)· Daniel Dubiecki
· Jason Reitman
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureUp in the Air (2009)· Daniel Dubiecki
· Jeff Clifford
· Jason Reitman
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Reitman
· Daniel Dubiecki
2010Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalMidnight AudienceCannibal Girls (1973)
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureUp in the Air (2009)· Daniel Dubiecki
· Jeffrey Clifford
· Jason Reitman
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureUp in the Air (2009)· Jeffrey Clifford (producer)
· Daniel Dubiecki (producer)
· Jason Reitman (producer)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed MediaSpace Jam (1996)· Daniel Goldberg
· Joe Medjuck
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieThe Late Shift (1996)· Joe Medjuck (co-executive producer)
· Daniel Goldberg (co-executive producer)
· Don Carmody
1992Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureStop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)· Michael C. Gross
· Joe Medjuck
1985HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationGhostbusters (1984)· Dan Aykroyd (written by)
· Harold Ramis (written by)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters: Ecto Force2018TV Series executive producer announced
Baywatch2017producer post-production
Bastards2017producer completed
Ghostbustersproducer announced
Tripletsproducer announced
Untitled Ghostbusters Projectexecutive producer / producer announced
Untitled Martini Projectproducer pre-production
Ghostbusters2016producer
Draft Day2014/Iproducer
Hitchcock2012producer
No Strings Attached2011/Iproducer
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day2009executive producer
Chloe2009producer
Up in the Air2009/Iproducer
Post Grad2009producer
I Love You, Man2009executive producer
The Uninvited2009executive producer
Hotel for Dogs2009executive producer
Atom TV2008TV Series producer - 5 episodes
Disturbia2007executive producer
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie2006executive producer
That Guy2006TV Movie executive producer / producer
EuroTrip2004executive producer
Old School2003executive producer
Killing Me Softly2002executive producer
Evolution2001producer
Alienators: Evolution Continues2001TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Road Trip2000executive producer
The First Gentleman1999TV Movie executive producer
Six Days Seven Nights1998producer
Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins1998Video executive producer
Mummies Alive!1997TV Series executive producer - 42 episodes
Fathers' Day1997producer
Commandments1997executive producer
Private Parts1997producer
Space Jam1996producer
The Late Shift1996TV Movie executive producer
Beethoven1994TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Junior1994producer
Beethoven's 2nd1993executive producer
Dave1993producer
Beethoven1992executive producer
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot1992producer
Kindergarten Cop1990producer
Ghostbusters II1989producer
Twins1988producer
Feds1988executive producer
Casual Sex?1988executive producer
Big Shots1987executive producer
Legal Eagles1986producer
Ghostbusters1984producer
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983executive producer
The Magic Show1983executive producer
Heavy Metal1981producer
Stripes1981producer
Delta House1979TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Animal House1978producer
Blackout1978executive producer
Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia1977producer - uncredited
Rabid1977executive producer
The House by the Lake1976producer
Shivers1975producer
Cannibal Girls1973executive producer
Foxy Lady1971producer
The Columbus of Sex1969producer
Orientation1968Short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie2006presenter
Beethoven's 2nd1993presenter
The Real Ghostbusters1986-1991TV Series executive consultant - 75 episodes
The Magic Show1983producer: original Broadway production

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tripletsannounced
Draft Day2014/I
No Strings Attached2011/I
My Super Ex-Girlfriend2006
Cooking Lessons2004TV Movie
Evolution2001
Six Days Seven Nights1998
Fathers' Day1997
Junior1994
Dave1993
Kindergarten Cop1990
Ghostbusters II1989
Twins1988
Legal Eagles1986
Ghostbusters1984
Stripes1981
Meatballs1979
Cannibal Girls1973
Foxy Lady1971
Orientation1968Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters2016based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" directed by
Legal Eagles1986story
Cannibal Girls1973story
Orientation1968Short writer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rabid1977music supervisor
The House by the Lake1976music supervisor
Shivers1975music supervisor
Orientation1968Short music

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Strings Attached2011/ITV Director (uncredited)
Ghostbusters II1989Man Walking Outside Firehouse / Slimer (voice, uncredited)
Ghostbusters1984Zuul Slimer (voice, uncredited)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Columbus of Sex1969
Orientation1968Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foxy Lady1971
Orientation1968Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Errors in Geography: Fat Duck Surprise2015Video short special thanks
Servitude2011very special thanks
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day2009special thanks
Ghostbusters2009Video Game special thanks
Be Kind Rewind2008thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm2005Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn2005Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City2005Video documentary short special thanks
Frailty2001special thanks
Gulp2001Short special thanks - as Our Parents
In God We Trust2000Short very special thanks - as My Parents

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Scene with the Ghostbusters1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Ghostheads2016DocumentaryHimself
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters2016Video documentaryHimself
Independent Spirit with Producer Ivan Reitman2015Video documentary shortHimself
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Film Director
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond2014ShortHimself
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective2014ShortHimself
Made in Hollywood2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2011TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Cannibal Guys: A Conversation with Ivan Reitman and Daniel Goldberg2010Video shortHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Picture
Charlie Rose1994-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Slimer Mode2009Video documentaryHimself - Producer / Director
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself
A Home for Everyone: The Making of 'Hotel for Dogs'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Hotel for Dogs: That's the Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen!2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Hour2009TV SeriesHimself
Hotel for Dogs2009Himself - Closing Credits Sequence (uncredited)
Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards2008ShortHimself
Animal House: The Inside Story2008TV MovieHimself
On Screen!2005-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I'll Be Back'2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Canada's Walk of Fame2007TV MovieHimself
Anatomy of a Scene: Shark Attack2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Cast of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie - Behind the Scenes2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Best Ever Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy Gold2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars and Stripes 12004Video documentary shortHimself
Stars and Stripes 22004Video documentary shortHimself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
'Old School' Orientation2003Video shortHimself
Life and Times2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV SeriesHimself (director)
HBO First Look1997-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Ghostbusters 19991999Video short documentaryHimself / director
Imagining 'Heavy Metal'1999Video documentary shortHimself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Steve Martin: A Comic Life1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Masters of Fantasy1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion1998Video documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema 31987TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesHimself
The Canadian Conspiracy1985TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself

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