As a director, Ivan Reitman’s credits include Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Dave, Junior, Six Days Seven Nights, and the recently released football drama, Draft Day. As a producer, Reitman had a hand in Animal House, Twins, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Old School, and Hitchcock. He’s responsible for some of the best comedies of the past 30 years, and for the most part moviegoers know what they’re signing up for when they take in a Reitman comedy.
In Vegas to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award from theatre owners and professionals, Reitman talked about his career, changes in the film industry over the years, and mentoring aspiring filmmakers. Reitman also opened up about the death of Harold Ramis and why he won’t be directing the third film of the Ghostbusters franchise, but will remain involved as a producer.