Mike Kaplan

Producer; Documentary director; Actor; Award-winning poster designer

Mike Kaplan’s wide-ranging experience in the creative areas of production, marketing and distribution provides a unique perspective on the motion picture industry. He has been a close associate to many visionary filmmakers -- Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Hal Ashby, Lindsay Anderson, Mike Hodges, Alan Rudolph, Abraham Polonsky -- an innovative marketing executive at MGM and Warner Brothers, an independent distributor in the United States and the United Kingdom, a producer, documentary director, actor, and an award winning poster designer. Kaplan spent two years overseeing the marketing of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, devising the successful 70mm re-release strategy and conceiving The Ultimate Trip-StarChild campaign before joining Kubrick in England to work on the strategy and release of A Clockwork Orange. Kaplan's latest major poster exhibit, GOTTA DANCE: THE ART OF THE DANCE MOVIE POSTER, opens May 23 at the California Heritage Musuem, Santa Monica, CA. and runs through September 30, 2012. Over 80 rare vintage posters from throughout the world examine key dance images from both musical and non-musical films.