Steve Starkey - Details


STEVE STARKEY earned an Academy Award® as a producer of the Best Picture winner Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. In 1998, Starkey and Zemeckis partnered with Jack Rapke to form the new production company ImageMovers. The first films to be produced under the ImageMovers banner are What Lies Beneath and Cast Away, the latter starring Tom Hanks and also directed by Zemeckis. Starkey is also producing Cast Away, which is set for release during the 2000 holiday season.

Starkey began his professional relationship with Zemeckis in 1986 as an associate producer on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He went on to associate produce the second and third installments in the Back to the Future franchise. Continuing their successful collaboration, Starkey was a producer on Death Becomes Her, the aforementioned Forrest Gump and Contact. He also produced the Showtime documentary The Pursuit of Happiness, directed and executive produced by Zemeckis, which examines the effect of drugs and alcohol on society in the 20th century. In addition, Starkey was a co-producer on the comedy farce Noises Off.

Early in his career, Starkey worked with George Lucas as an assistant film editor on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He later edited documentary films for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and was an associate producer on Spielberg’s Amazing Stories television anthology series.