Mini Bio (1)
Partner in Orenda Films and MadLight Pictures. Besides working as an independent producer, often does production consulting, including preparing pre-production schedules and budgets on both studio and independent pictures. He has prepared schedules and budgets for financing and bonding for; Pride and Glory (New Line), Tumbleweeds (Fine Line), Hotel Rwanda (Lion's Gate), Dexterity (Paramount), Histroy of the World (Miramax), Night Train (Goldcrest), Emperor's Club (Universal). Currently also teaches at NYU and is Head of the Producing Program at NYU's Graduate Film School. Teaches international workshops on Independent Feature Financing in European Academies including a yearly course at the Film Program Cannes that uses the Cannes Feature Film Market as the laboratory or emerging producers.
He has worked on pictures with a wide range of talent including Peter Yates, Spike Lee, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Hofman, Sven Nykvist, Michael Caine, Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Dame Maggie Smith, Halle Berry, and with producers, Jon Kilik, Andy Karsch, John Quested, and Lisa Bruce.
As a former Production Controller has excellent knowledge of union and guild contracts, completion guarantors and bond companies, and entertainment banks and financing deals.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Nickson