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10/6/1955, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Consulting Producer (1)
Executive Producer (11)
Wedding BandExecutive Producer
One Tree HillExecutive Producer
The DaysExecutive Producer
What I Like About YouExecutive Producer
Black SashExecutive Producer
Birds of PreyExecutive Producer
Kenan & KelExecutive Producer
Cousin SkeeterExecutive Producer
The award-winning producing/directing team of Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins are known for the scope and diversity of their projects. With three studio features and nine television series in production in the last six months alone, as well as a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures and a growing management division, Tollin/Robbins Productions (TRP) is now an inescapable part of the Hollywood landscape.
Currently one of the hottest production companies in primetime television, TRP has two new series on The WB's fall schedule, "What I Like About You" and "Birds of Prey," in addition to the returning hit "Smallville" and HBO's longest-running original series "Arli$$," returning for its seventh season.
Directors as well as producers, Tollin and Robbins take an artistic, story-driven view of development, as reflected in the company's films including "Big Fat Liar," starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes ("What I Like About You"); "Summer Catch," starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel ("7th Heaven") that marked Tollin's directorial debut; and the Robbins-directed films "Hardball" starring Keanu Reeves and Diane Lane, and "Varsity Blues" starring Jon Voight and James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek"). Robbins is also set to direct "The Perfect Score," a teenage heist movie about a group of high school students who steal the SAT, while Tollin will direct the film "Radio," a true story based on the remarkable friendship between a mentally handicapped young man and a high school football coach starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris.
An award-winning television provider since its inception, TRP is currently in a joint venture with Warner Bros. to create and produce network, cable and first-run programming. In addition to primetime shows, the company also produces Nickelodeon's "All That" and "The Nick Cannon Show."
The foundation for TRP's swift ascent was built with a series of documentaries produced after the company's launch in 1993. First was "Hardwood Dreams," a gripping inner-city sports story narrated by Wesley Snipes that went on to win the prestigious Crystal Heart Award, a Cine Golden Eagle and the NBPC's Prized Pieces Award. Soon after,
"Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream" was honored with a Peabody Award, as well as Oscar and Emmy nominations. TRP's third film, "The Show," a colorful look at hip-hop artists such as Run DMC, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Notorious B.I.G., was one of the highest-grossing documentaries of the year and spawned a platinum-selling album.
Alongside its wide-ranging production slate, TRP has bolstered its growing pool of talent and resources by launching a management division under the guidance of Michael Goldman, whose clients include Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Dan Schneider.moreless
Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Michael Jay Tollin, Michael Tollin