Edward R. Pressman

Producer
Began his career in England in partnership with director Paul Williams and has since produced a wide range of films which have introduced unknown or unproven talents to American audiences. Pressman produced the early ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1943 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (86)

Swab Stories 2015 (Tv Show)

Post Producer

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Wing 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Moth Diaries 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mutant Chronicles 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Amazing Grace 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Driving Lessons 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sisters 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thank You for Smoking 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The King 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Beautiful Country 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Crow: Wicked Prayer 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Object 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Never Die Alone 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rick 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Undertow 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Owning Mahowny 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Cooler 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Happy Times 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harvard Man 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Guys 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Question of Faith 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crow: Salvation 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

After the Truth 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Endurance 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

New Rose Hotel 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legionnaire 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Girls and A Guy 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Blackout 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Crow: City of Angels 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dream Lover 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Crow 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Lieutenant 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Homicide 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Iron Maze 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Year of the Gun 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Martians Go Home 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Waiting For the Light 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cherry 2000 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Good Morning Babylon 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Masters of the Universe 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Half Moon Street 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

True Stories 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Plenty 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pirates of Penzance 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Conan the Barbarian 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Das Boot 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flicks 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

You Better Watch Out 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heart Beat 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Victoria 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Paradise Alley 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Despair 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Phantom of the Paradise 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sisters 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Revolutionary 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out of It 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Girl 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

What a Wonderful World (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (5)

The 13th Annual IFP Gotham Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

Lonely Cook (Actor)

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Ernest Trend (Actor)

Biography

Began his career in England in partnership with director Paul Williams and has since produced a wide range of films which have introduced unknown or unproven talents to American audiences. Pressman produced the early Brian De Palma feature, "Sisters" (1972), Terrence Malick's acclaimed debut, "Badlands" (1973), R.W. Fassbinder's first English-language film, "Despair" (1978), and three Oliver Stone movies, including his directorial debut, "The Hand" (1981). The prolific producer--a leader in the independent movement, whose work continues to promote talented writers and directors--has also worked with such noted directors as Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Wolfgang Peterson, David Hare, Kathryn Bigelow, Bob Swaim, David Byrne, Barbet Schroder, Abel Ferrara and Alex Cox. He also made the successful "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), "Masters of the Universe" (1987), "Reversal of Fortune" (1990) and "Hoffa" (1992).

Relationships

Annie McEnroe

Wife

Sammy Pressman

Son
born October 12, 1987

EDUCATION

London School of Economics

met future director and partner Paul Williams

London School of Economics

met future director and partner Paul Williams

Fieldston School

Riverdale , New York

Stanford University

Stanford , California

London School of Economics

met future director and partner Paul Williams

Milestones

1989

Honored with retrospective at Paris Cinematheque

1988

Honored with retrospective at Museum of Modern Art, NY

1968

Produced first feature, "Out of It" with Paul Williams

1968

Set up three-picture development deal with United Artists

Worked together with Paul Williams

Formed a partnership between his company and the Japanese company Ascii

Produced first film, "Girl" (short), with director Paul Williams in London

President of Pressman Toys

Bonus Trivia

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"The producer's function is to establish the context for the filmmaker to achieve his or her vision. If that is achieved, if the film is elegantly dressed, but the producer has not inhibited the filmmaker's objectives, then I say the film is well produced and the producer is a good producer."--Edward Pressman (quoted in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, March 18, 1991)

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