Jerry Weintraub

Jerry Weintraub

Jerome Charles \"Jerry\" Weintraub was an American talent agent, concert promoter, film producer and actor whose television films won him three Emmys.\nHe began his career as a talent agent, having managed relatively unknown singer John Denver in 1970, developing Denver's success through concerts, television specials and film roles, including Oh, God!. Weintraub has been credited with making \"show business history\" by being the first to organize and manage large arena concert tours for singers. Among the other performers whose tours he managed were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin.\nFollowing his years as a concert promoter, he began producing films. Among them were director Robert Altman's Nashville, Barry Levinson's Diner, the original version of The Karate Kid and its 2010 remake, as well as the remake of Ocean's Eleven and two sequels to the rebooted version. Later, Weintraub was executive producer of HBO's series The Brink and HBO's Behind the Candelabra in 2013, which won an Emmy. In 2014, he won another Emmy as co-producer of Years of Living Dangerously, a television documentary about global warming.