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About – Michael Mailer Films


Michael Mailer has been working extensively in the independent film world since graduating Harvard University. His first feature film, A Fool And His Money, starred Sandra Bullock and George Plimpton. Mailer has gone on to produce over 25 features. His films include the critically acclaimed Two Girls and a Guy, starring Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, and Natasha Gregson Wagner; Black and White, starring Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson; and Empire, starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard. Mailer also found success in films like Lost Junction with Neve Campbell; The Last Producer with Burt Reynolds, Lauren Holly, and Benjamin Bratt; and Harvard Man, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, and Adrian Grenier. In 2003, Mailer produced Devour, starring Hollywood up-and-comers Jensen Ackles, Shannon Sossamon, and Dominique Swain and Loverboy with all-star cast Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei, Oliver Platt, Sandra Bullock, Campbell Scott, and Matt Dillon.

Michael Mailer Films was established in 2004 to focus on both independent, character-driven films and larger, concept-oriented pictures. Among MMF’s productions are the romantic
comedies Kettle of Fish, starring Matthew Modine and Gina Gershon; and The Golden Boys, starring David Carradine, Rip Torn, and Bruce Dern. Additionally, Mailer produced two films
under his own banner that were released through Sony: The mixed martial arts-urban western Blood and Bone, and a remake of Hitchcock’s The Lodger. Mailer’s The Ledge, starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, and Charlie Hunnam, debuted in U.S. Dramatic competition at Sundance 2011 and was released by IFC.

Mailer productions in recent years include: Seduced and Abandoned, starring Alec Baldwin,
which screened out of competition at the 2013 Festival de Cannes; A Little Game, starring
Olympia Dukakis, F. Murray Abraham, and Janeane Garofalo; Friends and Romans, starring
Michael Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra, and Tony Sirico; Lost in Florence with Brett Dalton and
Stana Katic; and Showing Roots, starring Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, and
Adam Brody.

Mailer’s feature released in 2017 is also his directorial debut: Blind, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi
Moore, and Dylan McDermott. The Mailer production starring Sienna Miller, The Private Life of
a Modern Woman, had its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Mailer
recently directed the soon-to-be-released feature Heart of Champions, starring Michael Shannon, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton.

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