Former Castle Rock Entertainment Executive Will Speak at 2011 Daemen College Academic Festival

 Former Castle Rock Entertainment Executive Jeffrey Stott Will Speak at 2011 Daemen College Academic Festival as Part of Entrepreneurship Lecture Series


Long Association with Director Rob Reiner Includes Such Successful Films as “The American President,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” and “A Few Good Men”

April 6, 2011



Contact: Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations




           Jeffrey Stott, Executive Vice President of Production Management at Castle Rock Entertainment, 1988-2002, will speak at the 2011 Daemen College Academic Festival.  Stott’s talk, "Entrepreneurship: From a History Degree to Making Movies," will be the second presentation in the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, which seeks to highlight success stories, and provide incentives, for individuals in the area of business entrepreneurship. Stott will speak at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Alumni Lounge in Wick Center on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst. The presentation will be free and open to the public.



           Jeffrey Stott (Executive Producer) has collaborated with Rob Reiner since Reiner’s directorial debut, “This is Spinal Tap.”  The film went on to capture the hearts of critics and audiences alike and was followed up with the equally successful films “The Sure Thing,” “Stand by Me,” and “The Princess Bride,” on which Stott was associate producer.



           His long association with Reiner continued through the formation of Reiner’s company, Castle Rock Entertainment.  During his tenure there as Executive Vice President of Production Management, Stott oversaw the production of more than 80 films and served as executive producer on “The American President,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,”  “The Story of Us” and “Alex & Emma,” and Reiner’s “The Bucket List,” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.



           Stott’s credits as a co-producer include the classic “When Harry Met Sally,” “Misery,” for which Kathy Bates won an Academy Award for Best Actress; and “A Few Good Men,” which earned Jack Nicholson an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.   His additional credits include “Murder By Numbers” and “Dolores Claiborne.”



           While at Castle Rock, Stott also served as the executive in charge of production on the hit TV series “Seinfeld.”



           Stott’s recent productions include the  comedy “Fat Albert,” for director Joel Zwick, and the remake of “The Omen,” directed by John Moore,  “Marmaduke” for 20th Century Fox, and most recently “Drive” scheduled for release in September 2011 and starring Ryan Gosling and Cary Mulligan.  



           He holds an M.A. in history from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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