Dean Silvers

Dean Silvers
Director, Entertainment Attorney and Producer

New York City, New York

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About Dean

Dean Silvers, J.D., M.S., PhD., is one of New York City's most accomplished, critically acclaimed, and successful film Producers of the past twenty years.

His films have made millions of dollars worldwide, and starred such actors as Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda, and many others. He has worked with such distinguished directors as Academy Award® Nominee David O. Russell, James Mangold, Stephen Chbosky, Academy Award® Nominee Bob Balaban, Academy Award® Winner Juan Jose Campanella and has produced several films with Academy Award® Winners Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein.

In addition, Mr. Silvers' films have played at many film festivals such as, the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival. His films have also won numerous awards and accolades such as The Official Selection Closing Night Film at The Cannes Film Festival, The Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as twelve Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Mr. Silvers received his Master's Degree in Mass Media, his Doctorate in New Media and has been published in numerous journals and periodicals. As an educator he has been a featured speaker, lecturer, and teacher at New York University, Columbia University, the Sundance Institute, the Cannes Film Festival, the Screen Actors Guild, the Independent Feature Project East, the Independent Feature Project West, The University of Texas at Austin, The New School and many other forums. He has also been a distinguished professor of Communications and New Media at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration.

Mr. Silvers has been cited in many magazines such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Black Book Magazine and others. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ("The Academy Awards®") and a Silver Council Member/Judge for the Telly Awards.
Harper Collins/William Morrow is releasing Dean Silvers' new book in 2014. The book will give an in-depth look into Dean Silvers' experiences in the film and entertainment industry, and how he has maintained a successful career for so many years.

Mr. Silvers currently resides in New York City.



  • Sela

    Sela (2013)
    Film by Marlen Hecht (Documentary and Short) Producer A look into the life of the scientist who discovered Copaxon: one of the leading medicines for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

  • Time Is on My Side

    Time Is on My Side (2012)
    Film by Tyler Silvers (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Producer The story of a young man 'stuck' in the middle of a montage.

  • One Fall

    One Fall (2011)
    Film by Marcus Dean Fuller (Drama) Producer Set in the rustic Mid-Western town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man who miraculously survived a terrible fall from a spectacular 200 foot- high precipice that is the area's major attraction. After recovering, he abruptly abandoned friends and family and disappeared without explanation. The secret he couldn't share with them was that, while recovering, he had suddenly developed the power to heal others. Tired of running away, he returns home after a long absence and decides to use his gift -- but not altruistically. If people pay him, he will cure them. Though he appears to be doing the right thing, he is doing it for for all the wrong reasons, and risks driving away anyone who ever loved or trusted him. As his moral crisis peaks, he must figure out why he survived his fall, and what he is really meant to do with his life. Written by Anonymous

  • Brain Gain

    Brain Gain (2010)
    Film by Marlen Hecht (Documentary and Short) Producer A fascinating look at two award-winning international scientists at two different stages of their careers.

  • Beyond the Fire

    Beyond the Fire (2009)
    Film by Maeve Murphy (Romance) Producer BEYOND THE FIRE tells the story of Sheamy, a gentle Irish ex-priest who arrives in London to find his old family friend and mentor Father Brendan. After an unsuccessful search Sheamy reaches out to the only other person he knows in London, Rory. Rory, a talented musician and band member, takes Sheamy under his wing and introduces him to his flatmate Katie. Immediately, the attraction is undeniable between Sheamy and Katie. However, Katie is a warm hearted woman with her own emotional scars. Their intense romance is short-lived and begins to collapse when the past comes back to haunt them. Written by Maeve Murphy

  • Dor I' Dor: Honoring the Generations

    Dor I' Dor: Honoring the Generations (2008)
    Film by Marlen Hecht (Documentary and Short) Producer An intimate look at why generations of families give to charities.

  • Moo: The Moovie

    Moo: The Moovie (2006)
    Film by Forrest Silvers (Short and Comedy) Actor We take a personal look inside the life of Moo; from her difficult childhood, to the men in her life, to the highs and lows of her career.

  • The Wrong Man? A Mother's Cry

    The Wrong Man? A Mother's Cry (2004)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary) Producer On a Sunday evening in June, 1991, Teresa Fargason, says she took her 6-year old daughter, to a grocery store in Macon, Georgia. According to Teresa, a few minutes later, she realized that Taylor was missing and she began searching the store. With no sign of her daughter, Teresa became frantic and asked an employee for help. The police were called in and, about an hour later... Taylor was found dead by the side of a road in a rural area about 6 miles away from the store. The investigation dragged on and, over a year later, the police announced that, finally, they had a suspect... Teresa Fargason. When it was all over, Teresa was found guilty of murdering her own daughter and she was sentenced to life in prison. To this day, Fargason insists that she's innocent and is the victim of a police department coverup meant to protect one of their own -- a former Macon cop -- who Fargason says is the real killer. If Teresa's claims are true, then an innocent woman is behind bars and a child ... Written by Anonymous

  • The Investigators

    The Investigators (2002 - 2004)
    Television (Documentary, Crime and Drama) Producer A hold no punches styled documentary hosted by Jerry Palace. He visit's the bowels of the most dangerous penal institutions in America. As host of the show he interviews those who may never see the light of day as a free person. Jerry offers the possibility of hope to the convicted, or closure to the victim's family. In all, 12 episodes were completed. Written by Campbell

  • Missing: Prisoner of Iraq?

    Missing: Prisoner of Iraq? (2003)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary and War) Producer A nightmare scenario. On the first night of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, US Navy Pilot Michael "Scott" Speicher is shot down over Iraq. And with no sign of life, he is declared dead - the first casualty on the first night of the first Gulf War. Then, ten years later, the unthinkable. In 2001, based on mounting evidence that Speicher had actually survived and was being held as a POW, the Secretary of the Navy changes Speicher's status from Killed in Action to Missing in Action - the first time an American veteran in any war had ever been removed from the KIA list and declared MIA instead. Now, a family and a nation watches and waits. After a second war with Iraq, coalition forces in Baghdad search for answers. But so far, even the fall of Saddam Hussein has yet to solve the mystery and bring Scott Speicher home. Written by Anonymous

  • The Wrong Man? Henry 'Fred' Chichester

    The Wrong Man? Henry 'Fred' Chichester (2003)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary) Producer No motive, no confession, and no witnesses... yet despite a lack of physical evidence and sloppy detective work, Henry Chichester III was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of his neighbor, 30-year old Maryann Meola. Now, new DNA testing may prove, once and for all, whether or not an innocent man is behind bars for a crime he says he did not commit. Written by Anonymous

  • The Thunderbirds

    The Thunderbirds (2002)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary) Producer Each year, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds amaze millions of spectators around the world with their remarkable display of precision flying. But how do the men and women who make up this famous team learn to fly the way they do? With unprecedented access to the team, we will follow new team members as they learn their roles and adjust to the rigorous training regimen and eventual life on the road. Written by Anonymous

  • Border Patrol: Life on the Line

    Border Patrol: Life on the Line (2001)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary) Producer 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year - The men and women of the US Border Patrol are our nation's first line of defense against drug runners, illegal alien smugglers and potential terrorists.

  • The Atlantis Conspiracy

    The Atlantis Conspiracy (2001)
    TV Movie by Dean Silvers (Drama) Producer

  • The Wrong Man: Marty Tankleff

    The Wrong Man: Marty Tankleff (2000)
    TV Movie by Michael Schlossman (Documentary) Producer

  • Committed

    Committed (2000)
    Film by Lisa Krueger (Comedy and Drama) Producer The plot of "Committed" is centered around the story of an intense young woman, played by Graham, whose husband leaves her in order to find himself. She then follows him cross-country and when she catches up with him, complications arise. Written by Eric Keown

  • Warriors of the French Foreign Legion

    Warriors of the French Foreign Legion (2000)
    TV Movie by Scott Hillier (Documentary) Producer It's been called an army of thieves and cutthroats. A band of hired killers. But from the burning sands of Northern Africa to the jungles of South America, whenever the odds are long and the battle fierce, the French Foreign legion has been called into action. Written by Anonymous

  • Split Screen

    Split Screen (1997 - 1999)
    Television Producer Split Screen is an irreverent, sly, magazine format show which looks at the tremendous diversity within the world of independent filmmaking in the United States. Created, written and hosted by long-time producer/talent scout John Pierson, this half hour television series breaks through all the highbrow stuff to illustrate why independent moviemaking is so much fun. Pierson travels all over the country with noted actors and filmmakers, many of whom he helped discover. On Split Screen you will see: -Producer/Director/Actor Kevin Smith Uncensored-a rare in depth interview AND as a guest host of Split Screen -Cooking with actor Christopher Walken -Actors Matt Damon and Edward Norton using their film experience at the "World Series of Poker" -The man behind the original "Godzilla" monster -An archaeological dig to uncover filmmaker Cecil B Demille's buried movie set in the Los Angeles desert -A young filmmaker crashing his car in order to financing his film with the insurance money. -The ... Written by Anonymous

  • Flirting with Disaster

    Flirting with Disaster (1996)
    Film by David O. Russell (Comedy) Producer Mel Coplin departs on a mission of discovery dragging his wife and 4 month old son behind. He and wife, Nancy, won't agree on a name for their son until adopted Mel gets in touch with his roots. He assures her that once he knows who he really is, the right name for their boy will be a snap. Enlisting the aid of student-psychologist and part-time adoption agent, Tina Kalb, they embark on a journey across the United States to find Mel's "birth" mother. "The best part," Mel tells Nancy, "is it's all free." Tina is finishing her dissertation and will film the happy reunion of mother and child as part of her research. For this privilege, she's footing the bill. His adoptive parents are left behind feeling abandoned by an ungrateful son. Clerical errors, mistaken identities, Nancy's misplaced high school friend and his gay lover, and a super-charged libido here and there are thrown into the mix along the way until -- at last -- Mel's real parents, the Schlictings (mispronounced as "... Written by MARK FLEETWOOD <>

  • Manny & Lo

    Manny & Lo (1996)
    Film by Lisa Krueger (Comedy and Drama) Producer Two sisters, Amanda, 11, and Laurel, 16, run away from their different foster parents, sleeping in model homes, or wherever they can. But when Laurel becomes pregnant, they find they can't make it through this crisis on their own. With nowhere else to turn, they decide to kidnap Elaine, a clerk in a baby supply store. But Elaine seems to need Manny and Lo just as much as they need her. Written by Mike Myers <>

  • Wigstock: The Movie

    Wigstock: The Movie (1995)
    Film by Barry Shils (Documentary) Producer Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca. Written by R. John Berggren <>

  • Spanking the Monkey

    Spanking the Monkey (1994)
    Film by David O. Russell (Comedy and Drama) Producer Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling salesman, makes Raymond stay home and take care of his mother, an attractive though unhappy woman. His mother's condition leads them to a degree of immediate physical contact which Raymond finds disturbing. He soon meets Toni, a high school girl, but his sexual impulses are increasingly confused, especially since he is still upset over losing the internship. Written by Reid Gagle

  • The Last Good Time

    The Last Good Time (1994)
    Film by Bob Balaban (Drama and Romance) Producer A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly. Written by John Sacksteder <>

  • Resident Alien

    Resident Alien (1990)
    Film by Jonathan Nossiter (Documentary) Producer At age 73, writer and melancholy master of the bon mot, Quentin Crisp (1908-1999), became an Englishman in New York. Rossiter's camera follows Crisp about the streets of Manhattan, where Crisp seems very much at home, wearing eye shadow, appearing on a makeshift stage, making and repeating wry observations, talking to John Hurt (who played Crisp in the autobiographical TV movie, "The Naked Civil Servant"), and dining with friends. Others who know Crisp comment on him, on his life as an openly gay man with an effeminate manner, and on his place in the history of gays' social struggle. The portrait that emerges is of one wit and of suffering. Written by <>

  • Unconquered

    Unconquered (1989)
    TV Movie by Dick Lowry (Drama) Producer In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

  • The Sun and the Moon

    The Sun and the Moon (1987)
    Film by Kevin Conway (Drama) Producer

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