Who Is Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman OC was a Czechoslovak-born Canadian film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He was best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 1998.

Born on October 27, 1946, in Komárno,  in Slovakia to his parents Klara (Raab) and Ladislav “Leslie” Reitman who were both Jewish.

Reitman’s first producing job was with the then-new station CITY-TV in Toronto. CITY was also the home of the first announcing job of his later friend and collaborator Dan Aykroyd.

Reitman died in his sleep at his home in Montecito, California, on February 12, 2022, at the age of 75.

Career Works


Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
1968 “Orientation” Yes Yes Yes Short film; also editor, cinematographer and composer
1971 Foxy Lady Yes Yes No Directorial debut; also editor and composer
1973 Cannibal Girls Yes Executive Story Story co-written with Robert Sandler and Daniel Goldberg
1979 Meatballs Yes No No Golden Reel Award
1981 Stripes Yes Yes
1984 Ghostbusters Yes Yes
1986 Legal Eagles Yes Yes Story Story co-written with Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.
1988 Twins Yes Yes
1989 Ghostbusters II Yes Yes No  Voice roles: “Man Walking Outside Firehouse / Slimer”
1990 Kindergarten Cop Yes Yes No
1993 Dave Yes Yes No
1994 Junior Yes Yes No
1997 Fathers’ Day Yes Yes No
1998 Six Days, Seven Nights Yes Yes No
2001 Evolution Yes Yes No
2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Yes No No
2011 No Strings Attached Yes Yes No Cameo: “Secret High director”
2014 Draft Day Yes Yes No

Producer only[edit]

Year Title Notes
1969 The Columbus of Sex Also cinematographer
1975 Shivers  Also music supervisor
1976 Death Weekend
1977 Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia As “Julian Parnell”
1978 Animal House
1981 Heavy Metal
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
1996 Space Jam
Up in the Air Nominated—Academy Award for Best Picture [33]
2012 Hitchcock
2016 Ghostbusters
2020 A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting
2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Motion capture role, with Harold Ramis’ likeness superimposed[36][37]Final film project

Executive producer only[edit]

Year Title Notes
1977 Rabid Also music supervisor
1978 Blackout
1983 The Magic Show
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
1987 Big Shots
1988 Casual Sex?
1992 Beethoven
1993 Beethoven’s 2nd
1997 Commandments
2000 Road Trip
2002 Killing Me Softly
2003 Old School
2004 EuroTrip
2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie [38]
2007 Disturbia
2009 Hotel for Dogs
The Uninvited
I Love You, Man
2020 Godmothered
2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy


Year Title Director Writer Executive
1997 “Metropolitan Hospital” No Creator Yes Unsold pilot
2004 Cooking Lessons Yes No No TV movie

Producer only[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 That Guy TV movie
2008 Atom TV 5 episodes (segments “Border Patrol”)

Executive producer only[edit]

Year Title Notes
1979 Delta House 13 episodes
1994 Beethoven 13 episodes
1996 The Late Shift TV movie
1997 Mummies Alive! 42 episodes
1999 The First Gentleman TV movie
2001–02 Alienators: Evolution Continues 13 episodes
2006 That Guy TV movie

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
1984 ‘”Ghostbusters” Ray Parker Jr.

Meet Ivan Reitman Grandchild Josephine Reitman

Josephine Reitman is the grandaughter of Ivan Reitman. Josephine Reitman is an actress, known for Juno (2007).

Reitman hails from Los Angeles, United States. As in 2022, Josephine Reitman’s age is N/A. She is the daughter of Jason Reitman and Michele Lee and granddaughter of Ivan Reitman and Geneviève Robert.

She is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million which she accumulated from her acting skills as well as her other deals.


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