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Lynda Obst

Lynda Obst is a producer, known for Interstellar (2014), Contact (1997) and Hot in Cleveland (2010). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Interstellar Producer
Contact Producer
Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland Producer
Sleepless in Seattle


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  The Hot Zone (TV Mini-Series) (producer) (pre-production)
  Voyagers (producer) (announced)
 2015-2016 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Newser (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Dateline (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Exposé (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Puff Piece (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Year-Ender (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2015 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series) (executive producer - 124 episodes)
- Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Say Yes to the Mess (2015) ... (executive producer)
- All About Elka (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Kitchen Nightmare (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Cleveland Calendar Girls (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2015 Helix (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Densho (2015) ... (executive producer)
- San Jose (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Dans L'Ombre (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Reaping (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Black Rain (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Interstellar (producer)
 2012-2014 The Soul Man (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Kidney? (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Obama Drama (2014) ... (executive producer)
- All the Way Live (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Get Thee Behind Me (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Momma's Home (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The Invention of Lying (producer)
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (producer)
 2002 Abandon (producer)
 2002 Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2001 Someone Like You... (producer)
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 The Siege (producer)
 1998 Hope Floats (producer)
 1997 Contact (executive producer)
 1996 One Fine Day (producer)
 1994 Bad Girls (executive producer)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (executive producer)
 1992 This Is My Life (producer)
 1991 The Fisher King (producer)
 1989 Adventures in Babysitting (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1988 Heartbreak Hotel (producer)
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (producer)
 1983 Flashdance (associate producer - as Lynda Rosen Obst)
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Other Works:

Wrote book called "Hello, He Lied", which was published in 1996, about Hollywood and producing. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

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Lynda Rosen Obst

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Personal Quote:

Directing is the last frontier for women in the movie business. We are studio heads, we are producers and we are writers, but we are not directors in any numbers. The studios are certainly complicit, but I think there's some part of it that is women not saying: 'I want this job!' For a really long time, the powerful women in this town have been the nurturers of talent as opposed to the talent. ... See more »


Attended Pomona College, in Claremont, California, receiving her degree in Philosophy. See more »

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