Mini Bio (1)
Louis G. Friedman, President of Production Logistics is a San Francisco native and cum laude graduate of the University of California. He began his career working with Alfred Hitchcock's Assistant Director at Universal Studios. As a Production Supervisor for George Lucas' Lucasfilm in San Rafael, California Louis contributed to 'The Empire Strikes Back', 'Return of the Jedi', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' and 'More American Graffiti'. Friedman also worked with James Cameron as a Production Executive on 'Titanic', which has grossed $2.2 billion worldwide.
As an Executive Producer, upcoming films include the true story 'Cocaine Cowboys' starring Mark Wahlberg, action comedy 'Central Intelligence' with Ed Helms and Hasbro Studios 'Monster Hunters'. Friedman served as Executive Producer on 'Lone Survivor' directed by Peter Berg which earned $150M worldwide box office. Additional film credits as Executive Producer include 'American Pie III, IV', 'Piranha', 'Into the Blue', 'Blue Crush', 'How High', and 'Accepted'. Louis served as Production Executive on cult classic 'Starship Troopers' for Dutch Director Paul Verhoeven, which grossed $120M worldwide and was Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects.
His recent credits include '2 Guns' and he served as Co-Producer on 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', the original 'American Pie' and 'Slackers'. On the television side, Friedman's extensive credits include 'The Office', 'JAG', 'L.A. Law', 'Murder She Wrote', 'Hunter', 'Out of Time', 'Gun', various Movies of the Week, 'Sesame Street' and live performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. As a seasoned Producer, Co-producer, Line Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director, Friedman has extensive expertise in working with worldwide film commissions in order to select U.S. and international locations that maximize investment tax credits and cash rebates.
As a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America, he has also served as a faculty member for the International Film and Television Workshop in Rockport, Maine where he taught Budgeting and Scheduling for Motion Pictures. Having worked on many successful movies, Friedman's feature films alone have grossed over $6B worldwide. More recently, he was sought after by China's film studios to assist with planning of the Wuxi Chinawood Sound Stages in the Jiangsu Province of China which is now completed.
Friedman's credentials span a wide range of genres: comedy, family fare, action/adventure, suspense, and science fiction, including many high-concept films. With a breadth of more than three decades experience in the film industry, he's worked with many of the American Film Market's most accomplished directors, producers, writers and actors. Friedman has had a dozen films distributed by Universal Pictures and has worked with NBC Television, Universal Television, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Feature Animation, Showtime, HBO, Mirage Entertainment, United Artists, MGM, Miramax, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate Entertainment and a myriad of other independent production companies.
Contributing to fifteen feature films that have each grossed over $100M box office, he has worked on over 70 films, earning 37 Oscar nominations and 21 Oscar wins and his television projects have received a total of 352 nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 12 Golden Globe awards and 25 Emmy awards.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: PL