September 21, 1956
Denver, Colorado, United States
Producer, Executive, Assistant to director (stage), Assistant to producer, Researcher for CBS Sports
TV and feature production executive Jane Rosenthal turned mini-mogul in 1988 when she co-founded TriBeCa Films with actor-cum-auteur Robert De Niro. Housed in De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in NYC, this production company has turned out a steady stream of distinctive films, beginning with its initial release, Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear" (1991), and followed quickly by Barry Primus' directorial debut, "Mistress," Michael Apted's "Thunderheart" and Irwin Winkler's "Night and the City" (all 1992), the latter two produced by Rosenthal. Since then, producing partners De Niro and Rosenthal have put forward De Niro's directorial debut "A Bronx Tale" (1993), Paul Mazursky's "Faithful," Jerry Zaks' feature directorial debut "Marvin's Room" (both 1996) and Barry Levinson's "Wag the Dog" (1997). TriBeCa Films branched into TV production with the dramatic anthology series "Tribeca" (Fox, 1993) and also begat the NBC miniseries "Witness to the Mob" (1998), the Sammy Gravano story, starring Nicholas Turturro in the leading role. Rosenthal served as an executive producer for both projects.