Benjamin Percival Schulberg

Benjamin Percival Schulberg
General Manager of West Coast production, Paramount Publix


General manager of West Coast production, Paramount Publix. Early career as a journalist on the New York Evening Mail and a trade paper for independent producers and exhibitors, Film Reports, Entered the industry as publicity director and scenario writer for Rex Pictures in New York in 1911, and Famous Players in 1912. When Famous Players merged with Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company in 1916 to become the Paramount corporation, Schulberg retained his double role. Subsequently he became an independent producer, rejoining Paramount as an associate producer in 1925, before becoming general manager of all West Coast productions for Paramount. He resigned as managing director of production in June 1932, but returned in September, 1932 to make individual, independent productions for Paramount as B. P. Schulberg Productions. In April, 1935, he became a production executive at Columbia, and in 1938 he became a producer for David O. Selznick, retiring in 1945.

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