Jay Rifkin Biography

Gender: Male

The Grammy Award®-winning producer, together with producing and composing partner Hans Zimmer, created Media Ventures, a multifaceted entertainment group that includes music, new media, film and television. Their partnership has earned them numerous awards and nominations, including Academy Award® nominations, for the film scores of Driving Miss Daisy, Rain Man and The Lion King. Following the success of The Lion King, Jay conceived and produced the gold-selling follow-up album Rhythm of the Pride Lands. He is also chairman of Media Revolution and a founder of the film production company Media Ventures Pictures.

Jay Rifkin Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jay Rifkin, The Lion King