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Also Known As: Ed Pressman Died:
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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer

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Began his career in England in partnership with director Paul Williams and has since produced a wide range of films which have introduced unknown or unproven talents to American audiences. Pressman produced the early Brian De Palma feature, "Sisters" (1972), Terrence Malick's acclaimed debut, "Badlands" (1973), R.W. Fassbinder's first English-language film, "Despair" (1978), and three Oliver Stone movies, including his directorial debut, "The Hand" (1981). The prolific producer--a leader in the independent movement, whose work continues to promote talented writers and directors--has also worked with such noted directors as Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Wolfgang Peterson, David Hare, Kathryn Bigelow, Bob Swaim, David Byrne, Barbet Schroder, Abel Ferrara and Alex Cox. He also made the successful "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), "Masters of the Universe" (1987), "Reversal of Fortune" (1990) and "Hoffa" (1992).

Began his career in England in partnership with director Paul Williams and has since produced a wide range of films which have introduced unknown or unproven talents to American audiences. Pressman produced the early Brian De Palma feature, "Sisters" (1972), Terrence Malick's acclaimed debut, "Badlands" (1973), R.W. Fassbinder's first English-language film, "Despair" (1978), and three Oliver Stone movies, including his directorial debut, "The Hand" (1981). The prolific producer--a leader in the independent movement, whose work continues to promote talented writers and directors--has also worked with such noted directors as Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Wolfgang Peterson, David Hare, Kathryn Bigelow, Bob Swaim, David Byrne, Barbet Schroder, Abel Ferrara and Alex Cox. He also made the successful "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), "Masters of the Universe" (1987), "Reversal of Fortune" (1990) and "Hoffa" (1992).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Street Fighter (1994) Lonely Cook
2.
 Crimewave (1986) Ernest Trend
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President of Pressman Toys
1968:
Set up three-picture development deal with United Artists
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Produced first film, "Girl" (short), with director Paul Williams in London
1969:
Produced first feature, "Out of It" with Paul Williams
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Worked together with Paul Williams
1988:
Honored with retrospective at Museum of Modern Art, NY
1989:
Honored with retrospective at Paris Cinematheque
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Formed a partnership between his company and the Japanese company Ascii
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Education

Stanford University: Stanford , California -
London School of Economics: -
London School of Economics: -
London School of Economics: -
Fieldston School: Riverdale , New York -

Notes

"The producer's function is to establish the context for the filmmaker to achieve his or her vision. If that is achieved, if the film is elegantly dressed, but the producer has not inhibited the filmmaker's objectives, then I say the film is well produced and the producer is a good producer."--Edward Pressman (quoted in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, March 18, 1991)

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wife:
Annie McEnroe.

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son:
Sammy Jack Pressman. Born October 12, 1987.

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