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Brent Armitage

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Brent Armitage
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Brent Armitage
BornLos Angeles, California, U.S.
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director
📆 Years active  1970–present
👶 ChildrenCaroline Armitage, Nicholas Armitage
👴 👵 Parent(s)George Armitage (father)
Sharon Armitage (mother)

Brent Armitage (born 1965) is an American film actor, screenwriter, producer, and director who got his start as an actor. Armitage moved behind the camera on such projects as Swing Shift and Miami Blues. He then launched his writing career with his adaptation of the Gregory MacDonald novel Scutter. Armitage then adapted the Ranulph Fiennes novel The Feather Men. Other screenplay credits include In The Deep and Sideswipe. He is most well known as the producer of Grosse Pointe Blank[1] and producer of The Big Bounce.[2]

Throughout his career Armitage has worked with some of the finest filmmakers in Hollywood, including George Armitage, Gary Goetzman, Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin, Owen Wilson, Roger Corman, Academy Award winners Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon and Ron Bozman, to name just a few.

Armitage is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild.

Early life[edit]

Armitage was born in Los Angeles, California to film director George Armitage and Sharon Armitage. His family is originally from Beverly Hills, California and Boston, Massachusetts. He is of English, French and Irish descent. Armitage grew up in Los Angeles, California. He began acting at the age of six and spent his high school years at University High School in Los Angeles, California. He co-founded a small theater company The Glenn and as a junior, Armitage finished third in the State of California Amateur Fencing Championships. Armitage attended UCLA, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business.

Career[edit]

Owen Wilson, Brent Armitage and Sara Foster in Haleiwa, Hawaii
Armitage receiving Cinematic Achievement Award German Film Festival - Oldenburg, Germany

Armitage began his acting career at the age of six and has appeared in several films from Directors Roger Corman, Jonathan Demme and his father George Armitage. After graduating from UCLA Armitage moved behind the camera on such projects as Swing Shift and Miami Blues. He then launched his writing career with his adaptation of the Gregory MacDonald novel Scutter. Armitage then adapted the Ranulph Fiennes novel The Feather Men. Other screenplay credits include In The Deep and Sideswipe. He is most well known as the producer of Grosse Pointe Blank[1] and producer of The Big Bounce.[2]

Throughout his career Armitage has worked with some of the finest filmmakers in Hollywood, including George Armitage, Gary Goetzman, Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin, Owen Wilson, Roger Corman, Academy Award winners Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon and Ron Bozman, to name just a few.

In 2000 Armitage founded the screenwriting development website StudioNotes.[3] The site quickly became a gateway for previously undiscovered talent to develop material and directly access the studio system. StudioNotes employs some fifty development executives from throughout the industry. Armitage sold his interest in the company in 2003.

Armitage is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild.

Gallery[edit]

Kelly Slater, Brent Armitage and Kala Alexander
Brian Keaulana, Brent Armitage and Owen Wilson
Brian Keaulana, Brent Armitage, Pete Johnson, Don King, Peter Hollocker, Kai Garcia, Mike Stewart, Terry Ahue, Kelly Slater, Noah Johnson
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc, Brent Armitage and David Nowell

Selected filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • The Big Bounce (2004)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  • Miami Blues (1990)
  • Vigilante Force (1976)
  • Caged Heat (1974)
  • Private Duty Nurses (1971)

Producer[edit]

  • The Big Bounce (2004)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Screenwriter[edit]

  • Miramar (2014)
  • In The Deep (2009)
  • The Feather Men (2000)
  • Scutter (1999)
  • Sideswipe (1994)

Director[edit]

  • Cuba Es Cuba (2006)

Second Unit Director[edit]

  • The Big Bounce (2004)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chang, Justin (2005-11-03). "Brent Armitage". Variety. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harris, Dana (2002-08-22). "Freeman's bound for Warner 'Bounce'". Variety. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  3. Lyons, Charles (2001-06-05). "Armitages set service for scripters". Variety. Retrieved 2012-03-01.

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