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Ross Katz received Best Picture Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations as producer of Todd Field's In the Bedroom, which starred Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei (all of whom received Academy Award nominations for their performances). The drama, which world-premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, also received an Academy Award nomination for Todd Field's adapted screenplay.
Mr. Katz' first job in the movie business was as part of the crew of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. He later worked with producers Sydney Pollack and Lindsay Doran on Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility.
He then joined leading NYC independent film company Good Machine, spending five years working on some of the company's most notable productions, such as Ang Lee's The Ice Storm and Todd Solondz' Happiness.
Mr. Katz' first feature as producer was Jim Fall's Trick, which debuted to acclaim at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. The independent romantic comedy starred Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, and Tori Spelling.
He received an Emmy Award nomination for executive-producing Moisés Kaufman's The Laramie Project, the HBO Films feature that world-premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2002, Mr. Katz inaugurated his own NYC-based production company, Elemental Films. In 2003, he was cited as one of Variety's "10 Producers to Watch."