Bruce Berman (66) Follow
Age 66

Bruce Berman is Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. The company has a successful joint partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to co-produce a wide range of motion pictures, with all films distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Under the Village Roadshow Pictures banner, Berman has executive produced such wide-ranging successes as director Baz Luhrmann’s box office hit “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo

DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire; director Guy Ritchie’s hit action adventure “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law and its sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “Sex And The City 2” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis; “Ocean’s Thirteen” starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney; the acclaimed drama “Gran Torino,” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; the blockbuster “I Am Legend,” starring Will Smith; and George Miller’s Oscar®-winning animated adventure “Happy Feet.”

Berman’s upcoming credits include George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road; the animated “The LEGO Movie”; the sci-fi thriller “All You Need is Kill,” starring Tom Cruise; and the Wachowski’s sci-fi adventure “Jupiter Ascending.”

Berman was named Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures in February 1998. Previously, he spent 14 years at Warner Bros. joining the company in 1984 as production vice president and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Production. In September 1989 he was named President of Theatrical Production and two years later, Worldwide President of Theatrical Production. During his tenure at Warner Bros. he produced and distributed numerous films including “Twister,” “A Time to Kill,” “Batman Forever,” “The Fugitive,” “The Client,” “Outbreak,” “Disclosure,” “Dave,” “The Bodyguard,” “Under Siege,””Malcolm X,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Theives,” “Goodfellas,” “Presumed Innocent,” and the Oscar®-winning Best Picture “Driving Miss Daisy.” In May of 1996, Berman started Plan B Entertainment, and independent motion picture company based at Warner Bros.

Berman graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1975 with a degree in United States History. He also attended Cal Arts Film School and Bennington College. Berman got his start in the motion picture business working with Jack Valenti at the MPAA while attending Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. After earning his law degree, he landed a job at Casablanca FilmWorks in 1978. Moving to Universal, he worked his way up to a production vice president in 1982.

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