Denise Di Novi

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Denise Di Novi (born March 21, 1956) is an American film producer. When she was three years old, Denise and her family moved to Los Angeles from New York, where her father Gene Di Novi - a musician - made music for the TV shows of Danny Thomas, Dick Van Dyke and Andy Griffith. Prior to that, Gene worked with Doris Day, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee. In the late 1960s, the family moved again, this time to Toronto in Canada, and while there Denise's mother, Patricia, died of cancer. She has two sons, Mac and Nicholas, and she is married to film director Christopher Taylor. Di Novi studied communications at Simmons College, Massachusetts, and received a degree in journalism. After working as a copy editor at the National Observer and staff writer for Canada AM, she became a reporter for Toronto's Citytv, but quit in 1980 and took a job as a unit publicist for Final Assignment, a film shooting in Toronto starring Geneviève Bujold. She became a principal in the Montreal-based production company Film Plan, acting in various production capacities on nine major studio releases, including Scanners and Videodrome.

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