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‘Perfect Storm,’ ‘Recount’ & ‘Truman’ Producer Was 78

Paula Weinstein, who produced dozens of films including The Perfect Storm and The Fabulous Baker Boys, exec produced Grace and Frankie, won Emmys for Truman and Recount and was a former studio and Tribeca Enterprises executive during a nearly 40-year career, died Monday morning. She was 78.

Her daughter Hannah Rosenberg told Deadline that Weinstein died peacefully at her home in New York. She was well-liked around Hollywood; condolences to her many friends in the industry.

Weinstein’s films as producer or EP credits range from American Flyers and The Fabulous Baker Boys in the 1980s; through Something to Talk About, Analyze This and sequel Analyze That in the ’90s; The Perfect Storm, Bandits, Deliver Us from Eva, Monster-in-Law and The Company Men in the ’00s; and more recently This Is Where I Leave You and In the Heart of the Sea.

Along the way, Weinstein executive produced the HBO telefilms Too Big to Fail (2011), Recount (2008) and Truman (1995), winning Emmys for the latter two and a nom for Too Big to Fail. Truman also won her a PGA Award, and she was nominated to two others. She also earned an Emmy nom for Citizen Cohn and EP’d TV movies including First Time Felon, Iron Jawed Angels and many others.

Weinstein was an EP on all 94 episodes of the popular 2015-22 Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Along with her myriad producing credits, Weinstein held several studio production positions, including at Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and as president of United Artists. 

Born on November 19, 1945, she began her career as an assistant film editor in New York City and later served as Special Events Director for Mayor John Lindsay.

Recipient of the 1999 Crystal Award from Women in Film, Weinstein was married to producer and Warner Bros executive Mark Rosenberg from 1984 until his death in 1992 at age 44. They former Spring Creek Productions together in 1989. They produced The Fabulous Baker Boys and Flesh and Bone together, and Spring Creek was behind many of her subsequent films.

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