Lauren Shuler Donner

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Lauren Shuler Donner (born June 23, 1949) is an American film producer who specializes in mainstream youth and family-oriented entertainment. Lauren Shuler was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Married to Richard Donner, she entered the entertainment industry as one of the first women members in the Hollywood Electronic Camera Union (Local IA 659). She worked as a camera operator on a number of TV projects before graduating to associate producer of ABC's Wide World of Entertainment in 1973, a catch-all concept for various late-night formats that attempted to compete with Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. She next moved to Motown Productions, where she rose to the ranks to make her television producing debut in 1979 with the acclaimed Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, a television film written and directed by Joel Schumacher in the style of Robert Altman's Nashville. In 1983, Shuler-Donner made her feature film producing debut in the comedy hit Mr. Mom, starring Michael Keaton. In collaboration with producer-director and future husband Richard Donner, she followed up with Ladyhawke in 1985, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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