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Anthony Bregman


Anthony Bregman produced Human Nature, the first film to team director Michel Gondry with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

Mr. Bregman's production of Nicole Holofcener's Lovely & Amazing earned six Independent Spirit Award nominations, more than any other 2002 release. He also produced The Tao of Steve, directed by Jenniphr Goodman and starring Donal Logue (who received a special acting prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival for his performance); Luminous Motion, directed by Bette Gordon; and Frank Grow's Love God, which was the world's first all-digital special effects punk rock monster movie. He also executive-produced Jim Fall's Trick; and associate-produced Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, Bart Freundlich's The Myth of Fingerprints, Edward Burns' The Brothers McMullen, and Jill Godmilow's Roy Cohn/Jack Smith.

Together with partners Ted Hope and Anne Carey, Mr. Bregman runs the independent New York-based feature film production company This is that. The company, which has an overall deal with Focus Features, was formed in the summer of 2002 out of the production and development arms of the groundbreaking independent film company Good Machine, which Mr. Hope had co-founded in 1991 with James Schamus. Mr. Bregman was head of production at Good Machine for nearly a decade.

In its first year, the company has produced, for release by Focus Features, 21 Grams, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, written by Guillermo Arriaga, and starring Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Naomi Watts; The Door in the Floor, written and directed by Tod Williams (whose screenplay is adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year), and starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, and Jon Foster; and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Next up for This is that is Mike Mills' feature directorial debut, Thumbsucker, which Mr. Bregman is producing with Bob Stephenson. Thumbsucker stars Tilda Swinton, Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Vince Vaughn in Mills' adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel of the same name. Currently in production is A Dirty Shame, written and directed by John Waters, and starring Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, and Chris Isaak.

Pictures soon to follow include Family Planning, written and to be directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman; The Parker Grey Show, written by Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan; and Fast Track, by Dave Guion and Mike Handelman.

As head of production at Good Machine, Mr. Bregman supervised the production and post-production of over 30 feature films, including Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, Eat Drink Man Woman, and The Wedding Banquet, Nicole Holofcener's Walking and Talking, Todd Haynes' Safe, Cindy Sherman's Office Killer, and Tom Noonan's What Happened Was…

He teaches producing at Columbia University's Graduate Film School.