Diane Nabatoff (Narc, Very Bad Things, Take the Lead)

Ray Liotta, Antonio Banderas, and Kenneth Branagh all have a common connection: Ms. Diane Nabatoff. Diane has recently produced a variety of projects that have garnered critical and box office success including the films Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas and Narc starring Ray Liotta as well as the television movie The Knights of South Bronx starring Ted Danson and the HBO series Baseball Wives.

In 1999 Diane founded Tiara Blue Films with Ray Liotta which she has parlayed into developing a number of projects at the studios and cable networks as well several features that will be independently financed. Her current projects include: The novel White Jazz by James Ellroy, to be adapted and directed by Joe Carnahan with New Regency; Soldiers Field with Radar; and Sound And Fury to star Marlee Matlin and Camryn Manheim for Showtime. Prior to founding her own company, Diane was a Producer at Interscope Communications, where she developed and produced films that include: Very Bad Things, written and directed by Pete Berg and starring Christian Slater, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Stern; The Proposition starring Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe and William Hurt; Operation Dumbo Drop, directed by Simon Wincer and starring Danny Glover, Ray Liotta and Denis Leary; Separate Lives starring Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton; Holy Matrimony, directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Patricia Arquette; and Body Language starring Tom Berenger.

Earlier in her career, Diane was the Senior Vice President of Production for Henry Winkler’s Fair Dinkum Productions and Vice President of Vestron Pictures where she served as Executive Producer of Hider in the House and Fear which received a nomination for an Ace Award. She began her film career in Los Angeles at The Feldman-Meeker Co. working on The Golden Child starring Eddie Murphy and serving as Associate-Producer of The Kindred and Near Dark. In addition to her career in the film industry, Ms. Nabatoff has had diverse experiences in the entertainment field: she worked with the legendary Joseph Papp at The New York Shakespeare Festival; consulted with a London-based documentary film company; worked in programming at HBO; understudied both female roles in the Broadway Production of I Love my Wife; and performed in off- Broadway shows, nightclubs and television commercials as a singer-actress. Prior to receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she was the first female producer of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the founder of The Radcliffe Pitches, the first Harvard female vocal group.

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Full Filmography – as producer:

1987 – NEAR DARK (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER)

1987 – THE KINDRED (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER)

1989 – HIDER IN THE HOUSE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

1990 – FEAR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

1994 – HOLY MATRIMONY (PRODUCER)

1995 – BODY LANGUAGE (TV MOVIE) (PRODUCER)

1995 – OPERATION DUMBO DROP (PRODUCER)

1995 – SEPARATE LIVES (PRODUCER)

1998 – THE PROPOSITION (PRODUCER)

1998 – VERY BAD THINGS (PRODUCER)

2002 – BASEBALL WIVES (TV MOVIE) (CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

2002 – NARC (PRODUCER)

2005 – KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTH BRONX (TV MOVIE) (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

2006 – TAKE THE LEAD (PRODUCER)

2006 – I GRAY MATTERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

2007 – II THE LIST (PRODUCER)

2007-2008 – AFTER HOURS WITH DANIEL BOULUD (TV SERIES) (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – 16 EPISODES)

2008  – RACING FOR TIME (TV MOVIE) (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

2012 – SCENT OF THE MISSING (TV MOVIE) (PRODUCER)

2012 – THE BRASS TEAPOT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

2013 – DANCING IN JAFFA (DOCUMENTARY) (PRODUCER)