Who is Max Handelman?

Max Handelman is a 49 years old American Sportswriter, Producer, and Blogger. He was born on May 3, 1973, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Max Handelman is best known for his work in film production. He founded the generation company Brownstone Productions.

Handelman is a big fan of fantasy soccer. He works predominantly in Hollywood and is also the co-author of Why Fantasy Football Matters: (And Our Lives Do Not).

Max Handelman has worked as a journalist, investment banker, author, film producer, and entrepreneur. He began his career as an investment banker and later became a director of News Corporation.

Max Handelman Biography
Max Handelman Biography

He is best known for his work on the hit teen musical film series Pitch Perfect 1, Pitch Perfect 2, and Pitch Perfect 3.

Quick facts

Full name Max Handelman
BirthdateMay 3, 1973
Age49 years old
Sun signTaurus
TraitsPositive: Honest, down-to-earth, and reliable
Negative: Stubborn, materialistic, and jealous
BirthplacePortland, Oregon
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
NationalityAmerican
ParentsN/A
SiblingsThea Dora Handelman
Zev Handelman
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseElizabeth Banks
ChildrenFelix Handelman (son)
Magnus Mitchell Handelman (son)
EducationMBA degree from UCLA
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorDark Brown
Height5 feet 9 inches
ProfessionProducer, Sportswriter, Blogger
Net worthUSD 50 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Family

Handelman grew up in Portland, Oregon, in a Jewish home together with his brother Zev Handelman. However, the information about his parents is still unavailable.

Education

Growing up in a Jewish home, Handelman earned his schooling in 1991 from Catlin Gabel School.

In 1995, he received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

In 2003, he received his MBA from UCLA (University of Los Angeles), USA.

Relationships & Dating History

Elizabeth Banks (Max Handelman’s wife)

Max Handelman is a happily married man; he has a very beautiful and supportive wife, Elizabeth Banks, an actress, director, writer, and producer from the United States.

Elizabeth is an actress known for The Hunger Games Series and Pitch Perfect. She has appeared in films such as The Uninvited (2009), 30 Rock (2011), The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Love and Mercy (2014), and others.

Elizabeth and Max were college sweethearts. She met Max on her first day of college in Pennsylvania on September 6, 1993.

Sometime after their first meeting, the couple began dating for quite a long time and realized they were made for each other, resulting in their wedding on July 5, 2003, a wonderful ceremony their friends and family attended.

After their marriage, Bank converted to Judaism. They have been together for almost 30 years and are still madly in love. Max is a devoted supporter of his lovely wife, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

Elizabeth Banks also considers herself lucky to have Max in her life. She brags about him whenever she gets the chance.

As business and life partners, Max and Liza spent a lot of time together, and we see this couple growing stronger with each passing year.

Max and his family currently reside in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. 

Max Handelman Kids

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman tried for a long time but could not conceive due to Banks’ stomach condition. Furthermore, the couple tried several ripeness medications, but none were effective.

After years of deliberation, the couple decided on gestational surrogacy. They met an incredible proxy and eventually became guardians of two children.

Elizabeth Banks with her sons enjoying waterfall
Elizabeth Banks with her sons enjoying the waterfall

Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks are both proud parents of two sons, Felix Handelman, born via surrogacy in March 2011, and Magnus Mitchell Handelman. He was also born via gestational surrogacy on November 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Career

While in school, Max Handelman was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Handelman worked as an investment banker before moving into the news business.

He worked for News Corporation and was instrumental in developing the “Fox Sports” fantasy football division.

Max is a gigantic fanatic of fantasy football and other sports. Max and his friend Erik Barmack co-wrote the first book, “Why Fantasy Football Matters: (And Our Lives Do Not).

Why Fantasy Football Matters And Our Lives Do Not
Why Fantasy Football Matters And Our Lives Do Not

The two have also worked together on a blog called ‘Beyond Bowie,’ where they cover the ‘Portland Trail Blazers,’ a basketball team that Max adores. This book was distributed in August 2006. He and his co-author regularly write an online blog about the Portland Trail Blazers later on.

Later, Handelman and his wife founded Brownstone Productions in 2002. Surrogates, a 2009 film, was their first project. The film was released in September 2009, becoming a thrilling hit and earning over $122 million in the cinema world.

Following that, he co-produced the American comedy ‘Pitch Perfect’ with his wife, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Brooks. Jason Moore directed the film, which was written and directed by Kay Cannon. The movie was released on September 28, 2012, critically and commercially successful, grossing a whopping $115.4 million at the box office against a $17 million budget.

Max was also an executive producer of the American comedy series ‘Resident Advisors’ alongside Elizabeth Banks, Michael Petok, Natalia Anderson, and Ira Ungerleider. Alex J Reid, Natalia Anderson, and Taylor Jenkins Reid created the series, which premiered on ‘Hulu’ on April 9, 2015.

The company is best known for the successful film franchise Pitch Great. He has worked on several big-screen projects, as well as a TV film and a web series over the years.

Following that, the trio of Max, Elizabeth, and Paul Brooks produced two sequels to the award-winning movie Pitch Perfect,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 3. The sequels were released in the United States on May 15, 2015, and December 22, 2017.

‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ directed by Elizabeth, grossed more than $287 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing music comedy of all time.

Pitch Perfect 3′ was also a commercial success, becoming the second-highest-grossing music comedy film of all time. Max Handelman also produced the 2017 TV movie “The Trustee”. 

Pitch Perfect cast
Pitch Perfect cast

Max was a co-producer on the Tommy O’Haver-directed biographical drama ‘The Most Hated Woman in America,’ about atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair. Netflix released the movie on March 24, 2017, which received mixed reactions from critics.

Max Handelman Movies and Series

Year Name
2009Surrogates
2012Pitch Perfect
2015Resident Advisors
2015Pitch Perfect 2
2017Pitch Perfect 3
2017The Most Hated Woman in America
2017 The Trustee
2018 Project 13
2019 Charlie’s Angels
2021Shrill
2022Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
2023Cocaine Bear (Post-Production)

Max Handelman Net Worth

Handelman has amassed a sizable fortune through his film-producing and writing careers. Max Handelman, a sportswriter, has a total net worth of $50 million as of 2022.

This includes all of his property, money, and earnings. His main source of income is his work as a sportswriter, web journalist, blogger, and producer.

Social Media

Max Handelman is not much into social media. However, he is active on Twitter with 651 followers and on Instagram with 3,048 followers.

Here are the links if you have not followed him yet:

Max Handelman Instagram: @maxhandelman

Max Handelman Twitter: @maxhandelman