Jeff Apple

Producer, “In the Line of Fire”

Jeff Apple began his career in the entertainment industry as a student of Martin Scorcese at NYU’s Institute of Film and Television. In 1971, he formed Apple Productions, a TV commercial production company based in New York. Working with major advertising agencies, the company produced TV campaigns for global companies such as IBM, General Electric, Gillette, Best Foods, Volvo, Clairol and Pepsico. Since the company’s inception, Mr. Apple has produced and directed several hundred TV commercials and promotional films. In 1977, he moved the company to Los Angeles to continue producing TV commercials such as Toyota, Chevrolet, Santa Barbara Savings, KABC TV, Times Mirror, Metromedia, ANA Airlines, Mori Nu Tofu, Playboy and many others. As a motion picture producer, Mr. Apple created, developed and produced, “The Recruit”, a CIA thriller for Spyglass Entertainment and Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Roger Donaldson (“No Way Out”), the movie starred Al Pacino, Colin Farrell and Bridgette Moynahan. The film has grossed world wide at the box office and DVD sales over $140 million. In 2001, with successful director, Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), Mr. Apple Executive Produced, “Evolution” for DreamWorks starring David Duchovny, Sean William Scott and Julianne Moore. In 1993, inspired by a real life incident with President Lyndon Johnson, Mr. Apple created and produced, “In the Line of Fire”, for Castle Rock Entertainment and Columbia Pictures. Starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich and Rene Russo, was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and became Clint Eastwood’s highest grossing movie. The film has grossed world wide at the box office and DVD sales over $250 million. With legendary producer, Allan Carr (“Grease”), Mr. Apple Executive Produced, “Where The Boys Are ‘84” starring Lisa Hartman, a remake of the 1960 movie.