Anthony Bregman began his career as a producer from the business side, graduating from Yale and then briefly working in finance on Wall Street, he moved on to an assistant position, working for acclaimed film producer Ted Hope. Soon enough, Bregman was promoted to head of production at Good Machine, a film production company whose credits include "Sense and Sensibility," "Eat Drink Man Woman," "The Wedding Banquet," "What Happened Was...," and "Walking & Talking." In 2002, he branched off to co-found his own company with now fellow producers Ted Hope and Anne Carey. They named it This Is That: Bregman stated that the name "came from a number of things, but essentially we wanted a name that was more of an adjective than it was a statement about how great we are. It's something that can refer to movies or whatever else it is." This is That's most successful film is the critically acclaimed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," directed by Michel Gondry, as well as "Friends with Money" and "Love God," which holds the distinction of being the world's first digital film. In addition to his mainstream work as a producer, Bregman is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's MFA film program, continues to support independent film in the New York City area, and was chosen by entertainment newspaper Variety as one of the 10 "Producers to Watch" in 2002.