President of Production
David Koplan is an American Film Producer, currently serving as President of Production for Red Granite Pictures. Red Granite Pictures has developed, produced, and structured financing for a slate of films generating more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.
Currently, Koplan is a Producer on the feature film entitled Papillon, which stars Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) with principal photography commencing in the fall of 2016. He previously served as an Executive Producer on the huge hit entitled Daddy’s Home directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2, That’s My Boy) and written by Sean Anders, John Morris (We’re The Millers, Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and Brian Burns (Blue Bloods, Entourage). The film stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini, and it was released by Paramount Pictures on Christmas Day 2015. Koplan also previously served as Executive Producer on the successful 2014, Dumb and Dumber To written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something about Mary). The film was released by Universal Pictures and starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Also, releasing in 2014, Koplan served as Executive Producer on The Rewrite written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Music & Lyrics) and starred Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.
Koplan has served as either Producer or Executive producer on a wide range of award winning independent films over the years, including, Thanks for Sharing, written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) and starred Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tim Robbins; Tim Blake Nelson’s festival favorite Leaves of Grass, which starred Nelson, Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Keri Russell and Richard Dreyfuss; Chrystal which starred Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and was written and directed by Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon and Winter Passing, which Koplan produced with Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Adam Rapp and starred Ed Harris, Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel.
Under his Timbergrove Entertainment banner, Koplan produced the film noir thriller The Last Lullaby directed by Jeffrey Goodman and Randy and the Mob, written and directed by Ray McKinnon, and starring McKinnon, Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justified), and Burt Reynolds.
Koplan is a graduate from the University of Virginia, a member of the PGA and serves on the board of the Virginia Film Festival.