Kyle Newman

Kyle Newman
Kyle Newman at Premiere.png
Newman in 2015
Born (1976-03-16) March 16, 1976 (age 44)
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, author
( m. 2007; sep. 2020)
Children 2

Kyle Newman (born March 16, 1976) is an American filmmaker and author. He is known for directing the action-comedy Barely Lethal, and Fanboys, a Star Wars-themed comedy.

He has directed music videos for Taylor Swift ("Style") ("Clean") and Lana Del Rey ("Summertime Sadness"), and created the video content for Taylor Swift's The 1989 World Tour featuring Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez and more.

In 2016, Newman produced the critically acclaimed documentary Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, about three teenagers who set out to recreate Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark shot-for-shot in 1982, which was distributed by Drafthouse Films. He is the co-creator, co-story writer of the Netflix Original animated feature film Gnome Alone. Newman also Executive Produced the upcoming film Happily alongside Jack Black.

2018 saw the release of his first book Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History via Ten Speed Press/ Penguin Random House in association with Wizards of the Coast. It received nomimations for a Locus Award, a Diana Jones Award and a Hugo Award. In October 2020, Newman's latest book Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook will be published by Ten Speed Press/ Penguin Random House in association with Wizards of the Coast, reuniting the author team.

Newman, an honors graduate of New York University's School of Film/TV, and receipt of the Martin Scorsese Award for "Excellence in Directing" has written and/or directed for clients including Microsoft, Interscope Records, Starz Entertainment, The Coca-Cola Company,, Entertainment Weekly, Big Machine Records, Pacific Life Insurance, Games For Windows, Hasbro, Titan Publishing, Universal Republic Records, Saturday Group, Wizards of the Coast, Twentieth Century Fox, Endemol Shine, A24 Films, Awesomeness TV, Hooters of America and Lucasfilm, Ltd.[1]

Personal life

In March 2006, while working on the set of Fanboys, he met actress and former model Jaime King.[2] Newman proposed in spring 2007, and the two married on November 23, 2007[3] in an "intimate and relaxed" ceremony in Los Angeles at Greystone Park and Manor, where Newman had proposed.[4]

Their first son was born on October 6, 2013.[5] In February 2015, it was announced King was pregnant with the couple's second child. King gave birth to their second son on July 16, 2015.[6]

In May 2020, King filed for divorce from Newman after 13 years of marriage.[7] King also filed a domestic violence prevention petition and was granted a temporary restraining order against Newman.[7]

Kyle's brother, Kevin Newman, is a character designer for The Simpsons.[citation needed]

Kyle, born in New Jersey, is a devout supporter of the Arsenal Football Club in England.[8]


Director, producer, screenwriter, editor, author

Year Title Notes
2004 The Hollow Director
2009 Fanboys Director
2012 Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
2013 The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting (documentary) Director, producer and writer
Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master (documentary) Associate producer and interviewer
2015 Star Wars: Smuggler's Bounty - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
Barely Lethal Director
Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour - Celebrity Interviews & "Clean" Director and writer
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (documentary) Executive producer
2017 Star Wars: Smuggler's Revenge - Live Stage Show Director, producer and writer
2018 Gnome Alone (animated) Story by
2020 Happily Executive Producer
2021 Chewie Director
Music videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2010 "Bury Me Alive" We Are the Fallen Director
2012 "Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey Director (with Spencer Susser)
2015 "31 Seconds for GRACE MMXIII" Jaime King & J. Ralph Director
2015 "Style" Taylor Swift Director
2015 "Clean" (for The 1989 World Tour) Taylor Swift Director
Year Title Artist Notes
2018 "Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History"
2020 "Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook"
Short films
Year Title Notes
1997 The Cyclist Director, producer, writer and editor
1998 Bitten by Love Director, producer, writer and editor
2000 Drone Director, producer and writer
2004 Artflick.001 (documentary) Director and writer
2008 The Cube Director and writer (short film for Microsoft)
2011 Latch Key Producer


Year Film Role
2004 The Hollow Cool High School Dude
2012 Latch Key Mr. Kyle


  1. ^ "Biography for Kyle Newman". International Movie Database. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Serpe, Gina (November 26, 2007). "Jaime King Made a Missus". E! News. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
  3. ^ "Jaime King ties the knot". Monsters and Critics. November 26, 2007. Archived from the original on December 8, 2007. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
  4. ^ Lehner, Marla (September 13, 2007). "Jaime King Talks About FedEx Engagement Fiasco". People. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
  5. ^ Toomey, Alyssa (October 18, 2013). "Jaime King and Kyle Newman Share New Pics of Son James Knight on Instagram—See the Photos!". E! Online. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Bayley, Leanne (July 17, 2016). "Jaime King sends cute message to his son's godmother Taylor Swift". Glamour. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Chiu, Melody (May 18, 2020). "Jaime King Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Husband Kyle Newman: 'She's Distraught'". People. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Byrne, Ruairi. "IN TWEETS: Arsenal fans celebrate as they finish ahead of Spurs for the 21st season in a row". Retrieved June 21, 2017.

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