Bradley Mitchell Silberling
September 8, 1963
Washington D.C., U.S.
|Residence||West Tisbury, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Education||University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1984)|
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, actor|
Amy Brenneman (m. 1995)
Bradley Mitchell Silberling (born September 8, 1963) is an American television and film director known for directing feature films such as Casper (1995), City of Angels (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Land of the Lost (2009).
Early life and education
Silberling was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Joyce Anne (Tucker), a travel consultant, and Robert Murray Silberling, who was Vice President of CBS Entertainment Productions. His father was born Jewish, whereas his mother converted to Judaism. Silberling attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1984. He later studied film directing at the UCLA Film School.
Silberling began his entertainment industry career before completing his studies. In 1986, he became a Production Assistant for a children's program. He then began to direct television and film. Silberling's 2002 film, Moonlight Mile, is loosely based on his bereavement following the murder of his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, in 1989. In 2006, Silberling's movie 10 Items or Less was the first movie made legally available for download during its theatrical run. This became possible through ClickStar and Silberling's close relationship with its owners Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary.
Silberling was approached by Warner Bros. as one of the candidates to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 1998. Although he began to enthusiastically plan the film in his mind and was ready to sign on to direct it, Chris Columbus was ultimately chosen as the director.
Silberling previously dated Rebecca Schaeffer, whom he met at UCLA film school, until the time of her murder in 1989. He is currently married to the actress Amy Brenneman, whom he met on the set of NYPD Blue and with whom he has two children, Charlotte and Bodhi. In 2000, the couple purchased a home in Chilmark, Massachusetts prior to moving to West Tisbury, Massachusetts in 2011.
|1998||City of Angels||Yes||No||No|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Yes||No||No|
|2006||10 Items or Less||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Yes||executive||No|
|2017||An Ordinary Man||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1989||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Yes||No||Episode: "Driving Under the Influence"|
|1990–1991||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Yes||No||Episodes: "Car Wars", "The Doctor, the Wife, her Son and the Job", "Doogstruck"|
|1990||Cop Rock||Yes||No||Episode: "Potts Don't Fail Me Now"|
|1991–1992||Brooklyn Bridge||Yes||No||Episodes: "Boys of Summer", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Boroughs"|
|Civil Wars||Yes||No||Episode: "Shop 'Til You Drop"|
|L.A. Law||Yes||No||Episode: "I'm Ready for My Closeup, Mr. Markowitz"|
|1993, 1996||NYPD Blue||Yes||No||Episodes: "Personal Foul", "Oscar, Meyer, Weiner", "Thick Stu"|
|1994||The Byrds of Paradise||Yes||No||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1998||Felicity||Yes||No||Episode: "Hot Objects"|
|2001||Judging Amy||Yes||No||Episode: "One for the Road"|
|2011||Hail Mary||Yes||Executive||TV movie|
|2014–present||Jane the Virgin||Yes||Executive|
|2015||Down Dog||Yes||Executive||TV movie|
- "Brad Silberling". carseywolf.ucsb.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- "Warner Bros. Picks Columbus to Direct First Harry Potter". Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Ojumu, Akin (February 15, 2003). "The family that grieves together..." Guardian US. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Hamacek, Heather (July 16, 2015). "Inspiring the Next Generation of Storytellers". Vineyard Gazette. Edgartown, Massachusetts. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
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