Robert Lieberman, whose films include Fire in the Sky and D3: The Mighty Ducks, and episodes of) The X-Files , Dexter and Criminal Minds and thousands of ads, gone. he is75.
Lieberman died July 1 in Los Angeles after a long death. His son Nick Lieberman, who co-directed Searchlight Pictures’ Theater Camp , announced he was battling cancer, hits the big screen this weekend.
Lieberman has produced television commercials for McDonald’s, Hallmark and Oreo, among others, and has appeared alongside President Clinton, Ray Charles and Jerry Lewis, Michael Jordan, Anne Hathaway Cooperated with Keenan Thompson and many other stars. He has won two dozen Clio Awards and won the inaugural DGA Advertising Award in 1979.
Most of his work is done with Harmony Pictures, a company he founded with Stuart Gross.
except for Fire in Sky starring DB Sweeney and Robert Patrick (1993) and the hockey sequel D3: The Mighty Ducks (1993), by Emilio Ace Starring Tweedz, directed by Lieberman Dinner for Five (1983), directed by Jon Starring Voight and Richard Crenna, and What I Want For Christmas (1987), starring Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch.
At UB, Lieberman essentially founded the school’s film program and became the first The Buffalo Bills’ video assistant came to Los Angeles to direct his first made-for-television movie around pro football: 1983’s Strike Back: The Story of Rocky Blair , starring Robert Urich as the war hero, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Lieberman also directed Episodes of the first season of Thirty Season 1*) and continues to direct 16 Pilot, which includes Gabriel’s Fire, Potion and Dead Zone.
Lieberman is married to 2001 actress Marilu Henner-1993, they have two children, Nick and Joseph. (Henner’s first husband, actor
Frederick Forest , died in June.)
Survivors also include his third wife, Victoria, whom he married 2001; two children from his first marriage, Erin and Lorne; His son-in-law, Trent Othick, a producer; his step-daughter, Kristen Konvitz, is a UTA agent;
Sept. , Lieberman returned to Buffalo for a screening of Fire in the Sky at a local theater. On this occasion, The Buffalo News asked him what he would say to aspiring filmmakers.
“My advice to anyone trying to break into this industry is that you have to be absolutely fearless and persistent,” he said. “If you want it, you have to want it with all you have, and then you have to go after it with all you have.
“I want to be this now reviewing my Throughout my career, I love that I’ve spent my entire life in this industry. I have to go to work and have fun: do what I want to do, create what I want to create; wake up in the morning, go out and paint with a blank canvas, with someone else’s money. This is crazy, I have to do this for over 16 years. “