Martin Bregman

Producer, Director, Personal manager
Successful producer of Hollywood features of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s who has had long collaborations with Al Pacino and Alan Alda. Bregman began his entertainment career as a business and personal manager for many major ... Read more »
Born: 05/18/1931 in New York City, New York, USA


Producer (31)

Carlito's Way Rise To Power 2005 (Movie)


Carolina 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Table One 2002 (Movie)


The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)


The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)


One Tough Cop 1998 (Movie)


Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)


Matilda 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)


Carlito's Way 1993 (Movie)


John Leguizamo's "Spic-O-Rama" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real Mccoy 1993 (Movie)


Blue Ice 1992 (Movie)


Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)


Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)


Sea of Love 1989 (Movie)


A New Life 1988 (Movie)


Real Men 1987 (Movie)


Sweet Liberty 1986 (Movie)


The Four Seasons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Eddie Macon's Run 1983 (Movie)


Scarface 1983 (Movie)


The Four Seasons 1981 (Movie)


S*H*E 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Simon 1980 (Movie)


Venom 1980 (Movie)


The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 (Movie)


Dog Day Afternoon 1975 (Movie)


The Next Man 1975 (Movie)


Serpico 1974 (Movie)

Actor (2)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The Next Man 1975 (Movie)



Successful producer of Hollywood features of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s who has had long collaborations with Al Pacino and Alan Alda. Bregman began his entertainment career as a business and personal manager for many major performers including Barbra Streisand, Alan Alda, Bette Midler, Michael Douglas and Woody Allen. Already a recognized name in the industry, Bregman launched his career as a film producer with Sidney Lumet's "Serpico" (1973) starring Al Pacino. That film's great critical and commercial success was exceeded by his next project, "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), which also starred Pacino directed by Lumet. Bregman would continue to work with the celebrated actor on Brian De Palma's "Scarface" (1983) and Pacino's 1989 comeback vehicle, "Sea of Love".

After the success of "Dog Day Afternoon" Bregman oversaw two political dramas, "The Next Man" (1976) starring Sean Connery and "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" (1979) starring and written by Alan Alda. The latter marked the beginning of a productive if variable creative partnership which yielded "The Four Seasons" (1981), "Sweet Liberty" (1986), "A New Life" (1988) and "Betsy's Wedding" (1990)--all produced by Bregman and written and directed by Alda.

Bregman enjoys a reputation for being heavily involved in every aspect of his productions from development through casting, lensing, editing, and marketing. Bregman's productions also include the satirical fantasy "Simon" (1980), the directorial debut of Woody Allen's writing partner Marshall Brickman; the campy serpentine thriller "Venom" (1982) starring Klaus Kinski; and the action flick "Eddie Macon's Run" (1982). More recently he was responsible for "Whispers in the Dark" (1992), a psychodrama starring Annabella Sciorra, "Blue Ice" (HBO, 1992), a made-for-cable spy drama starring Michael Caine and Sean Young that was released theatrically overseas, and "The Real McCoy" (1993), a caper film starring Kim Basinger and Val Kilmer. He reunited with director Brian DePalma and star Al Pacino for "Carlito's Way" (1993), an ambitious gangster film about Puerto Rican organized crime.

In 1974, Bregman co-founded the New York Advisory Council for Motion Pictures, Radio and TV of which he is currently chairman. The Council has encouraged film and TV productions to film in New York City.


Marissa Bregman

born c. 1982 mother, Cornelia Sharpe

Christopher Bregman

mother, Elizabeth Driscoll

Michael Bregman

worked as associate producer or co-producer on a number of films produced by father mother, Elizabeth Driscoll

Elizabeth Driscoll

divorced mother of Bregman's two sons

Cornelia Sharpe

married 1981


New York University

New York , New York

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana



Signed a $200 million deal with Deyhle/Baer for a minimum of four films per year over a two and one-half year period


Formed a $200 million five-year distribution deal with Universal and Capella films


Executive produced with Alan Alda, "The Four Seasons" for CBS-TV, a short-lived sitcom based on their popular feature


Produced "The Four Seasons"; the feature directorial debut of Alan Alda


Produced a failed pilot for CBS, "S*H*E"


Produced "The Seduction of Joe Tynan"; first collaboration with actor-screenwriter Alan Alda


First film as producer, "Serpico"; first collaboration with Al Pacino

Formed M&M Productions with actor Michael Caine

Bonus Trivia


Chairman of the NYC Advisory Council for Motion Pictures, Radio and Television.