Eric Newman

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Eric Newman is an American film producer, and a founding partner of NBC Universal-based film production company Strike Entertainment, with co-founders Marc Abraham and Thomas A. Bliss. Newman is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television (now known as the USC School of Cinematic Arts). He worked as a talent developer for the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). He left television production to join SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels Broadway Video as a production executive. Newman's Hollywood production experience includes box office successes in the 1990s with comedy vehicles for SNL actors. He was Production Assistant for the 1992 comedy Wayne's World, starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. Newman was Production Associate for the Chris Farley and David Spade comedy Tommy Boy (1995), then Associate Producer for the comedy Black Sheep (1996), also starring Farley and Spade. Newman joined Beacon Communications (now known as Beacon Pictures) in 1999 as a development and production executive. He was Excutive Producer of the 2002 drama The Emperor's Club, starring Kevin Kline and directed by Michael Hoffman.
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