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Douglas Netter

  • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Birthday: May 21
Date of passing: 
May 10, 2017

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Douglas Netter was an American film and television producer.

Netter was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at MGM Studios from 1970 to 1975.

In 1975 he produced the Dean Martin crime movie Mr. Ricco, and in 1978 was co-producer of the African mercenary movie The Wild Geese.

Douglas Netter was an American film and television producer.

Netter was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at MGM Studios from 1970 to 1975.

In 1975 he produced the Dean Martin crime movie Mr. Ricco, and in 1978 was co-producer of the African mercenary movie The Wild Geese.

In 1979, Netter began concentrating on the Western genre, producing The Sacketts, a TV miniseries based on Louis L'Amour's Sackett family and serving as executive producer of the NBC TV movie Buffalo Soldiers. Over the next two years he also executive produced Wild Times and L'Amour's The Cherokee Trail.

In 1987 Netter worked with screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski, when he was producer of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future that was story-edited and partially written by Straczynski, after which he was executive producer of the Babylon 5 TV series and various spin-offs (sharing equal executive producer credit with Straczynski).

In 1993, Netter received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Informational Series for the mini-series documentary The Wild West.

In 2006, Netter began executive producing Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, the most recent venture set in the Babylon 5 universe. The direct-to-DVD production was released in 2007.

Netter died May 8, 2017. He was 95.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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