IAN BRYCE (Producer) recently teamed with Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn to produce "Hard Rain." He had earlier taken on a different kind of natural disaster as a producer on the blockbuster "Twister," which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Currently, he is producing DreamWorks Pictures' "Forces of Nature," starring Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck, which is in production.
Bryce had previously executive produced Jan De Bont's action hit "Speed," and was a producer on Penelope Spheeris' big-screen version of the classic television comedy
series "The Beverly Hillbillies." He also worked as the line producer/production manager on "Rising Sun" and as an associate producer/production manager on "Batman Returns."
Hailing from England, Bryce started his career as a production assistant on "Return of the Jedi," and then collaborated with Steven Spielberg as the second assistant director on
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He broke into producing as an associate producer on "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" and "Howard the Duck." He went on to serve as production manager on such films as "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," "Willow," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "The Rocketeer" and "Joe Versus The Volcano."
MARK GORDON (Producer) is partnered with Gary Levinsohn in the Mutual Film Company, a motion picture production and financing entity. Mutual's recent productions include DreamWorks' family adventure comedy "Paulie"; Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors," starring John Travolta and Emma Thompson; "Hard Rain," starring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; "The Jackal," with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere; "The Relic"; and "Black Dog." Their upcoming films include "Virus" and "A Simple Plan,"
starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton. Gordon's earlier producing credits include "Broken Arrow," starring John Travolta and Christian Slater; the blockbuster "Speed," teaming Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock; "A Pyromaniac's Love Story"; "Trial by Jury"; "Swing Kids"; "Traces of Red"; "Opportunity Knocks"; and "Fly By Night," a rap musical which won the Filmmaker Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.
Gordon has also produced numerous television projects, including the Emmy Award- winning documentary short subject "Nothing But the Sun," a journey through the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of children, which he also directed; and "The War Between the Classes," for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Children's Program. He began his producing career with the off-Broadway play "The Buddy System," which was presented at Circle in the Square.
GARY LEVINSOHN (Producer) and his partner Mark Gordon are the principals of the motion picture production and financing entity Mutual Film Company. Mutual's recent productions include such diverse films as DreamWorks' family adventure comedy "Paulie"; Mike Nichols' political comedy "Primary Colors," pairing John Travolta and Emma Thompson; "Hard Rain," starring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; "The Jackal," with Bruce Willis and Richard Gere; "The Relic"; "Black Dog"; and the soon-to-be-released "Virus" and "A Simple Plan," starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton.
Levinsohn previously executive produced the international hit "12 Monkeys," starring Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe. He was also responsible for the formation of Bregman/Baer Productions, which produced and co-financed such theatrical releases as "The Real McCoy," teaming Kirn Basinger and Val Kilmer; "Carlito's Way," starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn; and 'The Shadow," with Alec Baldwin. Earlier in his career, Levinsohn served as Vice President of International Sales at De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.
ROBERT RODAT (Screenwriter) most recently co-scripted (with Vince McKewin) Carroll Ballard's uplifting family film "Fly Away Home," starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in the story of a young girl who raised a flock of geese and helped them migrate home. He had previously co-written
(with Steve Bloom) the fantasy adventure "Tall Tale," starring Patrick Swayze.
Rodat grew up in New Hampshire and received a Bachelors Degree in History
from Colgate University. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California Film School.
He got his first credit as a screenwriter for the HBO movie "Comrades of Summer," a baseball comedy starring Joe Mantegna as an American baseball coach trying to get a Russian team ready for the Olympics. Rodat also wrote the recent cable movie "The Ripper," dramatizing the unsolved mystery of the infamous killer who stalked women in London in the 1880s. starring Patrick Bergin, Gabrielle Anwar and Michael York.
MICHAEL KAHN (Editor) is a two-time Academy Award® winner for his work on films directed by Steven Spielberg: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Schindler's List." His work on the latter also brought him a British Academy (BAFTA) Award. In addition, he has garnered Oscar® nominations for
his work on Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," as well as Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction," for which he also won a BAFTA Award. He also won an Emmy Award for his work on the esteemed television miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin."
His other Spielberg collaborations include "Amistad," "Jurassic Park" and its sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Indiana Jones and
the Temple of Doom," "Hook," "1941" and "The Color Purple." Kahn has also edited a variety of films for other directors, including "Twister," "Casper," "Alive," "Arachnophobia," "The Return of a Man Called Horse," "Poltergeist" and "Eyes of Laura Mars."