Episode 83 | Beth Hubbard
Beth Hubbard is a film and television producer and philanthropist. She began her film career at The Mount Company; a production company with overall deals at Columbia Pictures and Warner Brothers. She played a vital role as part of the production team for Oscar nominated BULL DURHAM starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and worked closely with writer/director Ron Shelton. She continued her work in production on TEQUILA SUNRISE starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Mel Gibson.
As Vice President of feature film development at The Mount Company Hubbard developed and packaged MICKEY COHEN (WB), POWER OF THE DOG starring Dennis & Randy Quaid and INDIAN RUNNER written and directed by Sean Penn starring Vigo Mortensen & Patricia Arquette. Hubbard worked closely with Penn for the next year on his directorial debut.
In 1993 she formed Bright Idea Entertainment. Her credits include BLACK TO THE PAST starring Martin Lawrence (Universal), YOU SO CRAZY starring Martin Lawrence (HBO), GET SMART (WB) starring Jim Carrey with Tom Shadyac directing, ACAPULCO GOLD (Universal) starring Martin Lawrence with Tom Shadyac directing. Hubbard produced RITUAL (Ventura Films) based on the NAACP award winning play starring Clarence Williams III and Denise Nicholas, WOO (New Line) starring Jada Pinkett, LL Cool J, Isaac Hayes and Pam Greer with John Singleton Executive Producing, MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT (MTV Films/ Paramount Pictures), and CHRISTMAS IN COMPTON (Lionsgate) starring Keith David and Eric Roberts.
In TV, Hubbard served as Executive Producer for the animated series THE ZULA PATROL ( APT and NBC). Hubbard’s other TV credits include ALMOST FAMOUS (TV1) starring Alicia Keys, Eddie Murphy, Anthony Anderson, and Michael Strahan.
Currently she is producing a documentary entitled HARLEM WOODSTOCK; EP John Legend, director: Alex Gibney. Beth is also producing an Off Broadway play entitled TURN ME LOOSE, a one man show starring Joe Morton based on the life of cultural icon Dick Gregory that opened May 19th at the Westside Theater in New York City to critical aclaim. Hubbard is also producing a new documentary for HBO entitled The Rape of Recy Taylor with Nancy Buirski directing.
One of Beth’s personal passions is philanthropy. She is Chairman of the Board of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Foundation, a foundation that supports social change through art in the New York/North Carolina. Beth also sits on the Neighborhood Outreach Advisory Board at Duke University where she graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.