}} David Heyman (born July, 26th,1961) is a British film producer and the founder of Heyday Films. He obtained the film rights to the Harry Potter franchise in 1999 and has produced all seven installments in the series.
Heyman was born in London, England. He went to school in the United States, earning a degree in Art History from Harvard University in 1983. He is the son of John Heyman, producer of films such as The Go-Between and Jesus, and Norma Heyman, producer of Dangerous Liaisons and Mrs Henderson Presents.
He got his start in the film industry as a production assistant on David Lean's A Passage to India and in 1986, Heyman became a Creative Executive at Warner Brothers. In the late 80's, he became Vice President of United Artists and subsequently embarked on an independent producing career with his first film, Juice in 1992, followed by the cult "stoner" film The Stoned Age (1994) and others.