Visiting Professor of Film & Television Production
Division of Film & Television Production
Scott Kroopf has produced; executive produced and supervised more than 70 productions over the course of his career. He has run two film production companies that produced and financed films and has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business. He recently Co-Executive Produced the Limitless television series for CBS. Before that, he served as the Chief Creative Officer at Evergreen Studios, a trans-media company, where he worked on the animated film Walking with Dinosaurs and developed a state-of-the-art proprietary tool set for writing and making interactive narrative games and television. His last live-action film was Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. Currently, he is producing Bill & Ted Face the Music starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter with Dean Parisot directing.
During Kroopf’s tenure as the Vice-Chairman and President of the Motion Picture Group at Intermedia he produced Breach, directed by Billy Ray and starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney, The Hunting Party, written and directed by Richard Shepard and starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg, Magicians, directed by Andrew O’Conner and starring Robert Webb & David Mitchell, and One Missed Call starring Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns. Additionally, he oversaw the production RV, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Robin Williams.
Prior to joining Intermedia, Kroopf was President and COO of Radar Pictures, which he founded with Ted Field. At Radar, Kroopf developed and produced such films as the worldwide hit The Last Samurai, directed by Ed Zwick and starring Tom Cruise, as well as Zathura, The Chronicles of Riddick starring Vin Diesel, How to Deal and Merchant Ivory’s Le Divorce, starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts. Kroopf also supervised Michael Bay’s remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and developed the remake of The Heartbreak Kid, Waist Deep and The Horseman during his tenure at Radar.
Kroopf and Field built Radar on the foundation of the former Interscope Communications, where Kroopf produced or supervised numerous films, including the original Jumanji, Runaway Bride, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Pitch Black, Very Bad Things, Gridlock’d, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Cocktail, Bird on a Wire and Outrageous Fortune. During his time at Interscope, Kroopf started as an in-house producer and development executive and eventually became President & Chief Operating Officer of the company.
For television at Radar/Interscope, he executive produced four TV movies, including The Three Stooges, Into Pitch Black, Dead Silence and Snow White: A Tale of Terror, with Sigourney Weaver.
Before joining Interscope, Kroopf was executive in charge of production for Embassy Pictures from 1982 to 1985, where he was involved in the development and production of Stand by Me, The Sure Thing, Crimewave and A Chorus Line. He began his motion picture production career at Robe-Ackerman, a production company that produced television, documentaries and commercials. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in drama.