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Executive Producer | Line Producer | UPM
Louis G. Friedman, President of Production Logistics, is a San Francisco native and cum laude Dramatic Art graduate of the University of California. Mentored by Alfred Hitchcock’s Assistant Director at Universal Studios, he was a Production Supervisor for Lucasfilm Ltd. contributing to ‘More American Graffiti’, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Return of the Jedi’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’. As a Production Executive he worked with 'Dynasty' producers Richard and Esther Shapiro, Dutch Director Paul Verhoeven on cult classic ‘Starship Troopers’ and in Mexico with Director James Cameron on ground breaking ‘Titanic’, which grossed $2.2B worldwide.
As an Executive Producer, films include Vin Diesel's 'Bloodshot’, Mark Wahlberg’s true Boston bombing story ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Lone Survivor’ which earned nearly $200M worldwide box office. Additional credits include the original ‘American Pie’, ‘American Wedding’, ‘American Reunion’, ‘Piranha 3D’, ‘Into the Blue’, ‘Blue Crush’, ‘How High’, ‘Accepted’, ‘2 Guns’ and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.
On the television side, Friedman’s extensive background includes Apple+ flagship series ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Blood & Oil’, ‘The Office’, ‘JAG’, ‘L.A. Law’, ‘Murder She Wrote’, 'Paper Dolls', ‘Hunter’, ‘Out of Time’, ‘Gun’, various Movies of the Week, ‘Sesame Street’ and live performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. As a seasoned Producer, Friedman has expertise in working with worldwide film commissions in order to select Domestic and International locations that maximize local infrastructure, investment tax credits, cash rebates, grants and foreign exchange.
A member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America, he served as a faculty member for the International Film and Television Workshop in Rockport, Maine teaching Budgeting and Scheduling for Motion Pictures. Additionally he contributed to the $1.5B planning of the Wuxi Chinawood Sound Stages in Jiangsu province.
With a breadth of physical production experience covering decades of trend setting animation, CGI and live-action projects spanning celluloid, digital, 3D and virtual production, Louis has worked with many of the American Film Market’s most accomplished studios, directors, producers, writers, actors and skilled technicians. Contributing to fifteen feature films that have each grossed over $100M box office and total $6B worldwide, he has worked on more than 70 films, earning 37 Oscar nominations and 21 Oscar wins and his television projects have received a total of 352 nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 12 Golden Globe awards and 25 Emmy awards.
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