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Encyclopedia > Quinn Martin
Quinn Martin

Born May 22, 1922
New York City, New York
Died September 6, 1987
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Occupation Television producer
Spouse Madelyn Pugh (aka Madelyn Davis); Muffet Webb
Children Michael (with Pugh); Jill, Cliff (with Webb)

Quinn Martin (May 22, 1922September 6, 1987), born Martin Cohn,[1] was one of the most successful American television producers. He had at least one program running in prime time for 21 straight years (from 1959 to 1980), an industry record.[2] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ...


A 1949 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley,[1] Martin started his career in television as a film editor at MGM, but by the mid-1950's had become an executive producer for Desilu Studios.[2] His first wife, Madelyn Pugh Davis, was one half of the writing team behind Desilu's classic, I Love Lucy.[3] Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Film editing. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Desilu Productions was a company jointly owned by American actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. ... Madelyn Pugh was a television writer from the 1950s who helped create several of televisions most famous situations as a writer on I Love Lucy. ... I Love Lucy is a television situation comedy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and featuring Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ...


In 1960, Martin established his own production company, QM Productions. He sold it in 1978 and worked as an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego's Warren College,[2] where he also endowed a chair in Drama.[4] He also established a scholarship for theater arts and communications students at Santa Clara University.[5] Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of performing arts, film, radio or a television program. ... Quinn Martin (May 22, 1922 – September 6, 1987), born Martin Cohn,[1] was one of the most successful American television producers. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a public, coeducational research university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. ... Earl Warren College is one of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California at San Diego and is named after the three term California Governor and former Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ...


He died in 1987. [6]

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QM Productions

The eponymously-named QM Productions produced a string of hit television series during the 1960s and 1970s, including The Fugitive, Twelve O'Clock High, The F.B.I., The Invaders, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, and Barnaby Jones. His series were known for their highly stylized format: a prologue featuring a stern-voice narrator to establish the premise; explicitly announced Acts I, II, III, and IV; and an epilogue, again featuring the narrator.[2] The Fugitive is the name of at least two major fictional fictional works which have been reproduced in a variety of media. ... Twelve OClock High or 12 OClock High was an ABC television series that ran for three seasons from September 1964 to January 1967. ... The F.B.I. was an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. ... The Invaders was a ABC science fiction television program that ran in the United States for a season and a half between 1967 and 1968. ... The Streets of San Francisco was a successful 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. ... Cannon was a detective series which ran on CBS from 1971 to 1976. ... Barnaby Jones Barnaby Jones {{Infobox Television Barnaby Jones | show_name = Barnaby Jones | image = [[image:barBarnaby Jones nabytvg. ...


In 1979, a group of investors purchased QM Productions and subsequently sold it to Taft Broadcasting,[7] which itself has since changed hands, from Worldvision Enterprises to Republic Pictures. Today, Republic and CBS Paramount Television/CBS Studios own ancillary rights to all of QM's library except The F.B.I. (which is owned by both the Martin estate and Warner Bros. Television), with CBS Television Distribution handling TV distribution and Paramount Home Entertainment/CBS DVD handling DVD distribution.[8] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... WorldVision Enterprises, Inc. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Warner Bros. ... CBS Television Distribution is a United States and Global television distribution company, a merger of the television distribution arms of CBS Paramount Domestic Television, CBS Paramount International Television and King World. ... Paramount Home Entertainment (formerly Paramount Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1981. ... CBS Video Enterprises was the home video entertainment arm of CBS, Inc. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Quinn Martin at NNDB.
  2. ^ a b c d Quinn Martin at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Note: Aaron Spelling holds the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Prolific TV Drama Producer, having produced more than 3,800 hours of television programming.
  3. ^ Madelyn Pugh Davis at Museum of Television & Radio.
  4. ^ UCSD Academic Affairs: Endowed Chairs.
  5. ^ Santa Clara University Awards.
  6. ^ "Quinn Martin Is Dead at 65; Produced Popular TV Series", New York Times, September 7, 1987. Retrieved on 2007-06-21. “Quinn Martin, one of Hollywood's most successful producers of action-adventure series for television, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 65 years old. ... Martin is survived by his wife, Muffet; three children, Jill, Cliff and Michael, and his mother.” 
  7. ^ Martin B. Boorstein profile at Walden Capital Partners.
  8. ^ Quinn Martin at TV.com

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Further reading

  • Etter, Jonathan. (2003). Quinn Martin, Producer: A Behind-the-Scenes History of QM Productions and Its Founder. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc.

External links

Television series produced or created by Quinn Martin
The Untouchables ·The New Breed · Twelve O'Clock High · The Fugitive · Premiere · The Invaders · Dan August · Cannon · Banyon · Barnaby Jones · The F.B.I. · The Manhunter · The Streets of San Fransisco · Caribe · Bert D'Angelo/Superstar · Most Wanted · Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected · The Runaways · A Man Called Sloane

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Quinn Martin - definition of Quinn Martin in Encyclopedia (172 words)
Quinn Martin (May 22,1922 - August 6, 1987) was one of the most successful American television producers of all time.
Among Martin's hits were The Fugitive, Twelve O'Clock High, The F.B.I. The Invaders, The Untouchables, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, and Barnaby Jones.
Martin started worked for Desilu Studios, but soon created his own studio, QM Productions.
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