Daniel Mayer Selznick is the grandson of M-G-M founder Louis B. Mayer and son of famed producer David O. Selznick.
Continuing the family tradition, Mr. Selznick and his late brother Jeffrey co-produced the Peabody Award-winning documentary Gone With The Wind: The Making of A Legend, honoring the motion picture’s 50th Anniversary. The film aired on Turner Network Television as the celebration’s opening night attraction.

From 1967 through 1980, Mr. Selznick served as Vice President of the Louis B. Mayer Foundation, and from 1980 through 1984, as its President and Executive Director. During his tenure, the foundation was responsible for creating the Louis B. Mayer Library at the American Film Institute and the Motion Picture Theatre at the Motion Picture Relief Fund Country House.

His television credits include the mini-series, “Blood Feud,” starring Robert Blake and directed by Mike Newell, which won an Emmy for Long Form Teleplay.


After serving as Associate Producer for Peter Bogdanovich’s cult classic Targets starring Boris Karloff, Mr. Selznick joined Universal as a production executive, selecting and supervising such films as Frank Perry’s Diary of a Mad Housewife; John Cassavetes’ romantic comedy, Minnie and Moskowitz; Peter Fonda’s moody western, The Hired Hand; Douglas Tumball’s sci-fi classic, Silent Running; and George Lucas’ American Graffiti. Also, while at Universal, he served as the company’s representative as co-producer of the original Broadway production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Currently Mr. Selznick writes a weekly column for TheatreScope entitled “The Complusive Theatregoer.” His articles have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The New York Times.

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