You could almost say David Price's career began at birth. Price is the son of former Columbia and Universal studio President and Producer, Frank Price. (Ghostbusters, Gandhi, Tootsie, Out of Africa) and grandson to television pioneer Roy Huggins (Maverick, The Fugitive, 77 Sunset Strip)
Price is co-producing "Knight Rider 2010" for the Weinstein Company with creator Glen A. Larson.
David is also writing and set to produce and direct "The Dolphin of Dingle Bay". Picture is centered around the true story of a boy and a dolphin in Ireland. Picture will be produced by Stephen Evans (Madness of King George).
Price recently produced and directed Miramax/Disney's "Passport to the World", a family travel series which he created. Passport takes families through a city with kids in mind. Passport to the world features presenters - Gail Porter and Reggie Yates.
David is also co-Executive Producing (with ex-wife, British actress Lysette Anthony) two projects for Granada Television USA; "Case Closed", an hour action adventure drama television series and "The Old Maid" , a made for television movie based on the Edith Wharton novella. Hesper Anderson (Oscar nominee "Children of a Lessor God ") is writing.
With Dimension films, Price is developing "Prince of Lies" described as a supernatural thriller set in Rome and New Orleans. Dimension is responsible for such hits as "Scream" and "Scream 2" as well as the successful "Hellraiser" and "Children of the Corn" franchises.
In 1996 Price directed and created Savoy Pictures' "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde". A comedy based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll & Ms. Hyde stars Sean Young ("No Way Out", "Ace Ventura"), Tim Daly ("Diner", "Wings"), Lysette Anthony ("Husbands & Wives" ) and Harvey Fierstein ("Mrs. Doubtfire"). The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "An amusing sex farce buoyed by spirited performances and state of the art effects". Starburst Magazine said: "Price's impressively mounted fantasy... hits the belly laugh button more than once and causes a constant stream of sniggers... exactly the right commercial note. Price keeps the pace at breakneck speed".
In 1992 Price directed the highly successful Miramax/Dimension film, Children of the Corn II; grossing over 10 million dollars at the U.S. boxoffice. Playboy magazine noted: "Price has the right stuff." and The Los Angeles Times wrote: "Director David Price doesn't flinch... Price's direction is better than this material deserves." From overseas, Britain's Starburst Magazine touted: "..the Price is right!... a well-mounted continuation of the 1984 saga... Skillfully paced horror from David Price."
With just under a million dollars to make the film, Miramax was elated with the results. In October '93, Corn II was released on video with over 80,000 units being shipped... adding an additional $4,000,000 to its domestic till. Corn II's worldwide gross is expected to reach over $25 million dollars. Children of the Corn II was added to Variety's Winner Circle list of 1993 for all time highest grossing Independent films.
Soon after Price produced, Leprechaun (Trimark) starring Jennifer Aniston. Over eight sequels have been filmed since, making it Trimark Pictures' biggest box office success.
David Price's professional career began as an actor. He studied at the highly acclaimed Lee Strassberg Institute and The Loft. Price appeared in such films as 9 to 5, Mommie Dearest and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Having always been intrigued by the "behind the scenes" of motion pictures, he then decided to try the other side of the camera. He began as an assistant to producer Ray Stark ("Funny Girl", "The Way We Were" and "Secret of my Success"). While working for Stark, Price worked on such productions as Annie, Blue Thunder and The Toy.
It was while working on The Toy that Price met director Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon). He went on to spend the next two years as Donner's assistant. This included filming six months in Italy on the film, Ladyhawke.
After returning from Italy, Price attended The University of Southern California (USC). Price majored in Film and Italian.
Following U.S.C., Price made his directorial debut with the motion picture, Son of Darkness:To Die For 2 ('91). Daily Variety noted, "One of those genuine rarities: a sequel that's much better written, directed and acted than its predecessor". VideoHound's Video Guide® declared: "The acting, stunt work and special effects are first rate". Having cost just $500,000 to make, it was one of Trimark's top ten releases for 1991.
For television, Price directed multiple episodes of the successful syndicated series, "Nightman" for Glen Larson and Tribune.
David is co-owner of the restaurant Terra in Malibu, California and is a certified Cordon Bleu Chef