Marc E. Platt (born April 14, 1957) is an American producer who has worked in film, theatre, and television. Two of the films he has produced – Bridge of Spies and La La Land – have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Platt lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Julie (née Beren), and their five children, including actor Ben Platt. Marc and his wife, also a Penn graduate and trustee of the university, funded the construction of a performing arts rehearsal and performance space on the campus, the Platt Student Performing Arts House. Platt is a Penn Glee Club supporter. His company has taken at least one Penn student intern a year since its inception.
Platt was born and raised in a Conservative Jewish home in Pikesville, Maryland, the son of Sue Ellen (née Sezzin), a schoolteacher, and Howard Platt, who worked in the retail shoe business. He has an older brother and a younger sister. He graduated from Pikesville High School in 1975 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where he was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law and began his career as an entertainment attorney.
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There is a bad person.
Dear Evan Hansen
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is being adapted into a movie. A high schooler with social anxiety is the subject of this story. He gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who ...
A young avid reader is transported into the mystical world of his favorite books.
The story of how Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West involves love, loss, hatred, envy, and an unwillingness to accept anything that is different.
The Trial of the Chicago 7
A peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. One of the most notorious trials in history took place.
Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook on stage -- numbers from his debut album, "Sing to Me Instead."
Mary Poppins Returns
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins, following a personal loss. With the assistance of her frie...
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
The award-winning show is re-imagined as a live concert event, featuring an all-star cast of recording artists, set during the last week of Jesus' life as he deals with betrayal, love and jealousy, an...
Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough...
A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway
A celebration of the 15th anniversary of “Wicked” on Broadway. This televised concert features songs from the blockbuster musical hit and showcase a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate ...
La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced w...
The Girl on the Train
One morning, when she sees something shocking happen in the house that her train passes every day, she becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds, because she spends her daily commute fantasizing a...
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with Ame...
After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.
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Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
A single mother is swept into a dark Underworld while her son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Bridge of Spies
The Soviet Union captured the United States during the Cold War. pilot Francis Gary Powers shoots down his plane. Powers was sentenced to 10 years in prison and his only hope was for a New York lawyer...
Ricki and the Flash
Ricki Rendazzo is a guitar hero who made a lot of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Ricki gets a chance to make things right when she returns home, as she faces the music w...
Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against ...
A person falls in love with a person who dies in their arms. He sets out to save her when he learns that he has a gift.
A couple are given a camera and a set of instructions which they must follow or else someone will die.
We'll Never Have Paris
We'll Never Have Paris is a clumsy and at once human account of screwing up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back "the one."
Into the Woods
A baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a witch, in the woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they ...
The events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station are being pieced together by detectives using clues from various recording devices.
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization ...
A skilled Hollywood stuntman is a driver for criminals. He's been warming up to a pretty neighbor who has a young son. Driver's help is needed in a million-dollar robbery when the husband gets out of ...
Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St was an accomplished sailor. Cloud has a college scholarship that will lead him far away from his hometown of Pacific Northwest, as well as the admiration of his mother and little brother. W...
Even though Jimmy and Paul have been partners for nine years, they can still seem like polar opposites. Jimmy was strapped for cash and trying to pay for his daughter's wedding when he decided to sell...
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'
A hyperkinetic behind the scenes look at the film.
When their schools try to frame them for a crime, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods have to defend themselves.
The movie director is struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his next film. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wi...
The Other Woman
Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, E...
The doormat discovered that his murdered father was a member of a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts him into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and becomes an ...
Rachel Getting Married
A young woman who has been in and out of rehabilitation for the past 10 years returns home this weekend to attend her sister's wedding.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
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The Path to 9/11
Beginning with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and ending on the morning of 9/11, the draws on detailed information from the 9/11 Commission Report to take viewers on an unforgettable journ...
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The humorous, poignant story of a declining New England town and its inhabitants, whose lives are deeply rooted in and influenced by the Knox River and its vacant mills, their class differences, and g...
An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoptio...
The Perfect Man
Holly is tired of moving when her mom breaks up with a second-rate guy. Holly came up with a plan for the perfect man, an imaginary secret admirer who will distract Jean and boost her self-esteem, to ...
Once Upon A Mattress
Prince Dauntless must marry before anyone can marry, according to Queen Aggravain. Every princess that comes along has been sabotaged by her. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken discover that they are goin...
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
After being fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. She pushes for a bill to ban testing once and for all, but it's her building's doorman...
As a hip-hop choreographer, Honey Daniels wants to make a name for herself. She teaches dance classes at a community center in Harlem, New York, as a way to keep kids out of the streets. When she meet...
The person with all of it is Elle Woods. She's a natural blonde, Miss June is in her calendar, and she's the president of her chapter of a national organization. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs....
Josie and the Pussycats
Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get ...
There is an R-rated musical comedy about the misadventures of two pilots.
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
There is a new adaptation of the classic novel.
It's a long-in-development film.
A film about a legendary singer.
There was a secret plot that was kept from the public.
The true-life, previously secret, back-channel negotiations in the development of the pivotal 1990s Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization are the subject of a d...
The Little Mermaid
A live action remake of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' was released in 1989.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a beautiful young princess who, while being stalked by a jealous Queen, seeks shelter at the home of seven dwarfs in the German countryside and...
Little Shop of Horrors
An exotic plant in a downtown flower shop convinces the storekeeper's meek apprentices to resort to gruesome measures to keep it alive and make it grow.
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