|born on||27 July 1940 at 08:47 (= 08:47 AM )|
|Place||Los Angeles CA, USA, 34n03, 118w14|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°28' 06°54 Asc. 20°30'|
American film producer, who worked with George Lucas to develop such highly successful films as "American Graffiti," "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back."
Their partnership made Kurtz a wealthy man but he walked away in what is described as an amicable split. He left, without regrets, to do projects he felt excited about. Moving to London, he spent 22 years lecturing at film schools and developing European film projects, not always successfully. His attempts to get projects such as Isaac Asimov’s "I, Robot" onto the big screen failed. Kurtz says that he is motivated more by projects that challenge him than he is by monetary rewards and states that he has given up "trying to fit into the Hollywood mold."
Kurtz has two grown daughters from his first marriage; both work in the animation and film business in Los Angeles. He spends his free time studying Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.
Lynne Palmer quotes him
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with George Lucas)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Film)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (U.S. to London)
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (22 years as lecturer)
- Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecturer on film making)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Zen and Buddhism)