Robert Shaye

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Robert Kenneth Shaye (born March 4, 1939) is an American businessman, film producer, actor, director, writer and the founder of New Line Cinema.wikipedia
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New Line Cinema

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Robert Kenneth Shaye (born March 4, 1939) is an American businessman, film producer, actor, director, writer and the founder of New Line Cinema.
New Line Productions Inc., doing business as New Line Cinema, is an American film production studio of Warner Bros. It was founded in 1967 by Robert Shaye as an independent film distribution company, later becoming a film studio.

Lin Shaye

He is the brother of actress Lin Shaye.
Her brother is film executive Robert Shaye.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)

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New Line also released such films as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Reefer Madness

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From there, New Line expanded to re-releases such as Reefer Madness and first-run domestic distribution of foreign films such as 1978's Get Out Your Handkerchiefs.
Robert Shaye of New Line Cinema eventually heard about the underground hit and went to see it at the Bleecker Street Cinema.

Peter Jackson

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In 1998, when director Peter Jackson brought his 25-minute pitch reel for a big screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to New Line, hoping to turn the three volumes into two films, Shaye suggested Jackson make three films.
New Line Cinema's head Robert Shaye commented that Jackson "...will never make any movie with New Line Cinema again while I'm still working at the company...".

Mumford High School

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Shaye graduated from Detroit's Mumford High School.

Freddy vs. Jason

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Later films distributed by New Line include Freddy vs. Jason, Elf, The Notebook, Monster-in-Law, Wedding Crashers, A History of Violence, Pan's Labyrinth, and Hairspray.
New Line Cinema studio chief Robert Shaye, who produced every preceding Nightmare on Elm Street film, played the school principal (credited as L.E. Moko).

Xtro

Xtro is a 1982 British science fiction horror film directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and co-produced by Bob Shaye.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and produced by Robert Shaye.

Stunts (film)

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It was Bob Shaye's first full-length production for New Line Cinema.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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Robert Shaye appears uncredited in a cameo role as Alice's teacher talking about a positive and a negative gate of dreams.

Michael Lynne

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In June 2008, Shaye and company co-chairman Michael Lynne departed New Line and formed an independent film company, Unique Features.
After a chance encounter with law-school acquaintance Bob Shaye, Lynne joined New Line Cinema as outside legal counsel in the early 1980s.

When the Bough Breaks (2016 film)

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The company's recent projects include The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony/Constantin), the TV series Shadowhunters (Freeform Television), When the Bough Breaks (Screen Gems), and Ambition, directed by Shaye.
On October 29, 2014, Sony's Screen Gems hired Jon Cassar to direct When the Bough Breaks, which Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne were producing.

The Last Mimzy

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The Last Mimzy is a 2007 American science fiction adventure drama film directed by Robert Shaye and loosely adapted from the 1943 science fiction short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett (the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore).

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

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The compromise between him and Robert Shaye was therefore to use the idea of Freddy driving the vehicle for the sequel, but not for any characters from Craven's film.

Book of Love (1990 film)

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Book of Love is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by New Line Cinema producer Robert Shaye.

Alone in the Dark (1982 film)

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According to director Jack Sholder, he had listened to New Line founder Robert Shaye mull over the idea of getting into production of low-budget horror films, and pitched the idea of "a group of criminally insane guys escaping from a mental hospital during a blackout in NYC and creating mayhem and then getting rounded up by the mafia," citing a New York City blackout he had experienced several years prior as an inspiration.

Hairspray (1988 film)

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When discussing his decision to ultimately cut the scene, Waters explained "Bob Shaye, the head of New Line, probably correctly, said, 'This doesn't work. What is this, a Buñuel movie?' [...] And he was probably right."

Shadowhunters

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The company's recent projects include The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony/Constantin), the TV series Shadowhunters (Freeform Television), When the Bough Breaks (Screen Gems), and Ambition, directed by Shaye.