Frank Marshall (Producer) emerged from an urban environment. Raised in Newport Beach, California, he was influenced by his father, a jazz musician who composed scores for feature films and television, and also produced record albums for artists such as Peggy Lee.

At UCLA, Marshall initially studied political science but soon was irresistibly drawn to dabble in music, films and theatre. He met Peter Bogdanovich, who hired him on the crew of Targets, his directorial debut. After graduation, he worked with Bogdanovich for the next eight years, on such films as The Last Picture Show, What's Up, Doc? and Paper Moon.

Marshall then became a line producer: for Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind, and for The Last Waltz, Martin Scorcese's acclaimed rock documentary. He went on to produce Walter Hill's The Driver and The Warriors before partnering with Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. Some of their other films include Gremlins, Young Sherlock Holmes, The Goonies, Empire of the Sun and Hook. In 1991, Marshall added to his duties at Amblin, making his directorial debut with Arachnaphobia.

Marshall has produced several record albums over the years and is a Board member of the U. S. Olympic Committee, as well as the Los Angeles Sports Council.

The Kennedy/Marshall Company has a non-exclusive agreement with Universal to develop and produce films. In addition to Snow Falling On Cedars, this year marks the release of The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis; A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver; and Olympic Glory, the first large format film of the Olympic Games.

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