Mr. Molen, has served as a creative force in hollywood., and is an Academy Award-winning producer of Schindler’s List. He also served as producer on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Minority Report.
Mr. Molen broke into the film business in 1957 in Republic Studio’s transportation department moving on to Universal Studios, where he became Head of Transportation in 1967. He went on to work as Transportation Coordinator on the production of such films as Bound For Glory, Coming Home, Being There, Ordinary People and Absence of Malice. Joining the Director’s Guild of America as a Unit Production Manager, he served in that capacity on such films as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Tootsie, A Soldier’s Story and The Color Purple. He earned the additional credits of Executive Producer on Bright Lights, Big City and Days of Thunder, Co-Producer on several films including Rain Man and Associate Producer on Batteries Not Included. Molen’s first Producer credit was on the film Hook in 1990.
Moving to Amblin as Head of Production, he served as Executive Producer on The Flintstones, Little Rascals, Casper, Little Giants and Twister, among others. In 1994, along with Steven Spielberg and Branko Lustig, Mr. Molen was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1993 as a producer for Schindler’s List, one of seven Oscar wins. The film also won five additional nominations along with countless other accolades. Mr. Molen has also worked in front of the camera. He first appeared in the role of Dr. Bruner in Rain Man and, subsequently, acted in Days Of Thunder, Jurassic Park and Amistad.
In the past several years, Mr. Molen has devoted much of his time to organizations specializing in educational and humanitarian causes and serves on numerous boards. He can often be found lecturing to university students and is a frequent speaker on the subject of the Holocaust. He is especially proud of his involvement in the beginnings of the Survivors of the Shoah History Foundation. Mr. Molen holds an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana and also an honorary Doctorate of Visual and Performing Arts from Southern Utah University.