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Carol Baum

Carol Baum

Carol Baum is an American movie producer best known for her work with Sandollar Productions, Dolly Parton's TV and film production company with Sandy Gallin, Parton's former manager. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She currently teaches producing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and formally taught a similar class at the American Film Institute (AFI). She also serves as a mentor for The Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.

Carol Baum
BornCarol Friedland
New York City, United States
OccupationMovie Producer
GenreFilm, TV
Notable worksThe Good Girl
Father of the Bride
Fly Away Home[1]
SpouseTom Baum (1963-present)
ChildrenHenry Baum, Will Baum


In 1989, the documentary Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2] Also in 1989, Tidy Endings won a CableACE Award for Dramatic or Theatrical Special.[3] In 1997, Fly Away Home won a Christopher Award, a Genesis Award for Best Feature Film, and the Critic's Choice Award for Best Family Film at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. In addition, Caleb Deschanel was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the film.[4] In 2015, Zapped won a Leo Award for Best Television Movie.[5]

Personal life

Baum is of Jewish descent and was born in New York. She is the wife of writer Tom Baum[6] and mother to Will Baum and writer Henry Baum and has three grandchildren. She lives in Los Angeles.


She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
1984RecklessExecutive producer
1988Dead RingersExecutive producer
Gross AnatomyExecutive producer
1991True Identity
Father of the Bride
1992Shining Through
Straight TalkExecutive producer
A Stranger Among UsExecutive producer
Buffy the Vampire SlayerExecutive producer
1995Kicking and ScreamingExecutive producer
Father of the Bride Part IIExecutive producer
1996Fly Away Home
1997The Only ThrillExecutive producer
1999Snow Falling on CedarsExecutive producer
2000WaterproofExecutive producer
2001My First Mister
2002The Good GirlExecutive producer
2004Sexual Life
2007You Kill Me
2008Five Dollars a Day


Year Title Credit Notes
1986A Smoky Mountain ChristmasSupervising producerTelevision film
1988Tidy EndingsExecutive producerTelevision film
1998Tourist TrapExecutive producerTelevision film
2014ZappedExecutive producerTelevision film
2015Just in Time for ChristmasExecutive producerTelevision film
2018A Majestic ChristmasExecutive producerTelevision film


  1. "Best of Show: This year's Oscar nominees represent a broad spectrum of cinematic talent. (Oscar Watch 02)". Hollywood Reporter. March 1, 2002. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  2. "The 62nd Academy Awards 1990".
  3. "1989 CableACE Awards".
  4. "The 69th Academy Awards 1997".
  5. "2015 Leo Award Winners" (PDF).
  6. Teicholz, Tom (August 8, 2016). "'Wear and Tear" with Grace & Restraint". Forbes. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
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