Film Producer, Director, and Founder of New Line Cinema
Robert Shaye is a businessman, film producer, and director. He is also the founder of New Line Cinema, an independent motion picture production and distribution company that, following an early success with the classic horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, went on to back numerous highly successful films, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Se7en, About Schmidt, and Hairspray. Shaye has also directed two movies, the 1990 romantic comedy Book of Love and the science fiction family movie The Last Mimzy in 2007.
A University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) graduate with a degree in business administration and a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School, Shaye is also a Fulbright Scholar, a member of the New York State Bar, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Motion Picture Pioneers, and the American Film Institute.