Lenny Shapiro


(Executive Producer)

Since 1996, Leonard Shapiro has been President of Rootbeer Films, Inc., an independent production, acquisition, and marketing company. Most recently, he executive-produced Dahmer, arranging the domestic deal with Blockbuster and overseeing the international distribution, marketing, and financing of the film. As executive producer, Mr. Shapiro also arranged the international financing and the domestic deal with MGM for the movie Trigger Happy, starring Richard Dreyfus, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne. From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Shapiro served as President and CEO of Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment (SGE). He was responsible for the day-to-day operation of SGE, an independent production company with its own foreign sales department and an exclusive arrangement with MCA/Universal Home Video for domestic distribution. Mr. Shapiro supervised production, marketing, and distribution of SGE’s fourteen in-house productions, as well as distribution of over 100 motion pictures from outside producers.