Steve Krone spent his early childhood in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Laguna Niguel, California before moving to Los Angeles when he was 12 years old. His father was entertainment director at the famous 500 Club in Atlantic City, where Frank Sinatra frequently performed and where Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed together for the first time. Krone frequently attended shows at the 500 Club as a young child, sparking an early interest in both music and the entertainment business.
Krone graduated from the film production program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and then worked as an advertising executive. Krone then attended the University of Chicago Law School, moving to Washington, DC after graduation and serving as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and David H. Souter.
Krone began his entertainment career as a talent lawyer at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. He then became Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Village Roadshow Pictures, eventually rising to President & COO of the company. During Krone's tenure at Village Roadshow, the company released nearly 60 movies, including The Matrix (1999), Analyze This (1999), Training Day (2001), Ocean's Eleven (2001), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Mystic River (2003), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
After ten years at Village Roadshow, Krone left the company to enter academia. He was a film professor and law professor at Chapman University in Orange, California for three years, and then became Director of the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Krone is also an entertainment lawyer at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles.
After five years away from the film business, Krone began developing the film adaptation of La Nuit Des Temps (2014), the classic French science-fiction romance by Rene Barjavel. Krone also co-wrote the screenplay with his producing partner Philippe Quilici. More recently, he produced Bashira, a supernatural horror film shot in Buffalo, NY and Japan, set for release in 2020.
June 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
My guest is Steve Krone. In addition to being an entertainment lawyer and a prolific film producer, he also was a Supreme Court clerk for Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and David H. Souter. We talked about the two significant decisions the Supreme Court handed down this week. We also chatted a bit about film.