Talk | Armyan Bernstein

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:30pm

Armyan Bernstein

Armyan Bernstein has produced, executive produced, written or directed more than 40 films -- including AIR FORCE ONE starring Harrison Ford, THE HURRICANE (which he also co-wrote) starring Denzel Washington, SPY GAME starring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, FAMILY MAN starring Nicolas Cage, LADDER 49 starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix, THE GUARDIAN, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, CHILDREN OF MEN, starring Clive Owen, DAWN OF THE DEAD, directed by Zack Snyder, BRING IT ON starring Kirsten Dunst, OPEN RANGE starring Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall and Annette Bening, THIRTEEN DAYS starring Kevin Costner, A LOT LIKE LOVE starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet, RAISING HELEN starring Kate Hudson and John Corbett, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME starring Kevin Costner, FIREWALL starring Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen and Paul Bettany, END OF DAYS starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and THE WATERHORSE, directed by Jay Russell.

Bernstein founded Beacon Communications in 1990 and it has become one of the most successful independently financed film companies in the entertainment business. Its first films were THE COMMITMENTS, directed by Alan Parker, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Picture and went on to win four BAFTA Awards; Keith Gordon’s critical triumph A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, starring Ethan Hawke; A THOUSAND ACRES, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Michelle Pfeifer and Jessica Lange; SUGAR HILL, starring Wesley Snipes; PLAYING GOD, starring David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie; PRINCESS CARABOO, starring Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline; THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE, directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins, and David Mamet’s A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, which won a cable ACE Award for Best Drama.

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