VFT:LA JUL '12 Event ft. Dara Weintraub ("Pineapple Express", "Superbad")
(Co-Producer, DGA Unit Production Manager)
DARA WEINTRAUB has shepherded numerous motion pictures in every genre from pre-production through post-production.
She recently served as Executive Producer and UPM on an action-drama film entitled “Faster” for Columbia Pictures and CBS Films. It starred Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton.
She served as co-producer and UPM on the films “The Last Song” starring Miley Cyrus and "17 Again" a New Line production starring Zac Efron. Before that she was the Co-producer and UPM on two Judd Apatow projects for Columbia Pictures: "Pineapple Express," directed by David Gordon Greene and starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, and “SuperBad,” directed by Greg Mottola and starring Seth Rogen and Michael Cera. Previously, Dara was the Co-Producer/UPM on the film “Southland Tales,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sean William Scott.
Standing out among the many character-driven gems, Weintraub’s other Co-Producer/UPM credits include David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees,” starring Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and Jude Law; “The Clearing,” with Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Dafoe; Lisa Cholodenko’s “Laurel Canyon,” with Frances McDormand, Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale; and “The United States of Leland,” with Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling and Lena Olin. Weintraub also served as the Unit Production Manager for the Washington DC leg of Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” and was the Unit Production Manager on the LA portion of “X-Men.” Other credits include “Simpatico,” starring Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Jeff Bridges, “Crime and Punishment in Suburbia,” “Stark Raving Mad,” and “The Man from Elysian Fields.”
She is also currently in development on some of her own projects.