Daryl F Zanuck

Daryl F Zanuck
Vice-president in charge of production, Twentieth Century-Fox


Vice-president in charge of production, Twentieth Century-Fox.  Executive in charge of Warner Bros. Pictures, in 1929-30, then General Production chief, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Entered the motion picture industry as a freelance writer before being hired by Warner Bros. in 1923. He was appointed studio manager in 1928, and placed in charge of production in 1929. In 1931, he became Chief Executive in charge of all productions at Warner Bros. and First National Studios, in association with Jack L. Warner. He resigned in 1933 and formed Twentieth Century Productions with Joseph M. Schenck. When the company amalgamated with Fox, Zanuck became vice-president in charge of production. He won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences first Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for creative production in 1938.

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