Edward R. Pressman
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).