Debra Hill

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Debra Hill (born November 10, 1950 in Haddonfield , New Jersey , † March 7, 2005 in Los Angeles ) was an American screenwriter and film producer .


Hill began her career as an assistant director and film editor before writing and producing the 1978 horror film Halloween (1978) with John Carpenter . They continued this collaboration in the sequels and the films The Fog (1980), The Rattlesnake (1981) and Escape from LA (1995).

In 1985 she and her colleague Lynda Obst founded their own film production company Hill / Obst Productions, which from 1988 onwards produced several films for the Walt Disney group.

She campaigned for a stronger role for women in the film business and was a board member of the organization Women in Film , which she recognized for her commitment in 2003. She was a longtime board member of the Producers Guild of America .

Debra Hill died in on 7 March 2005 Los Angeles a cancer . After her death, the Producers Guild of America created the Debra Hill Fellowship , named after her, which has been awarded to budding producers who stand out for their commitment to copyrights , women's rights and environmental protection .


  • 1984: Mid Night Man
Script and production

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Individual evidence

  1. Tamara Krinsky: Open Doors - The Legacy of Debra Hill Continues To Change The Face Of Hollywood . In: of May 2, 2016.