Pressman Film

Pressman Film PRESSMAN FILM, led by veteran producer Edward R. Pressman, is dedicated to creating quality theatrical motion pictures.
PRESSMAN FILM has produced over 75 world-class motion pictures and helped launch the careers of many of the most prominent figures in the movie industry. The company’s extensive body of work includes groundbreaking films by directors such as Oliver Stone, Terrence Malick, Sam Raimi, David Byrne, Kathryn Bigelow, Alex Proyas, Brian De Palma, David Mamet, Charles Burnett, Abel Ferrara, Wayne Kramer, Mary Harron, Jason Reitman, and Werner Herzog.
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Today we would like to wish a happy birthday to global icon, businessman, politician and former Mister Universe, Arnold ...
07/30/2020

Today we would like to wish a happy birthday to global icon, businessman, politician and former Mister Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger on his 73rd birthday! The Governator has started in more than 50 films and we know he’ll be back for more! Pressman had the great pleasure of producing Arnold’s breakthrough film, John Milius’ adaptation of Robert Howard’s graphic novel, Conan The Barbarian (1982). Thank you for the iconic characters you have brought to life, Arnie, and Happy birthday! May Crom smile upon you always, King Conan.

June is over but Pride never is and today we want to honor the life and work of one of the most fascinating and prolific...
07/27/2020

June is over but Pride never is and today we want to honor the life and work of one of the most fascinating and prolific filmmakers of the 20th century, the legendary Rainer Werner Fassbinder. A prominent figure and catalyst of the New German Cinema, Fassbinder made at least 30 films by the age of 37. Openly gay during his career, his work largely focused on gay, lesbian, and transgender themes. Pressman had the honor of working with Fassbinder on Despair (1978), based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel of the same name and starring Dirk Bogarde, which competed for the Palme d’Or. Tell us which is your favorite Fassbinder film! And don’t forget to watch Despair on Youtube!

Today we would like to celebrate the career of Jason Robards. Born on July 26, 1922, the two-time Academy Award winner w...
07/26/2020

Today we would like to celebrate the career of Jason Robards. Born on July 26, 1922, the two-time Academy Award winner was a prolific radio and state performer who quickly became known for his virtuoso renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s characters on Broadway. Pressman had the pleasure of working with Robards in Mark Frost’s Storyville (1992). And so, today we would like to honor Robards and say thank you for the incredible characters you brought to life on the screen and on the stage.

Born in Grand Rapids Michigan 74 years ago, today we’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Paul Schrader. Despite the ...
07/23/2020

Born in Grand Rapids Michigan 74 years ago, today we’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Paul Schrader. Despite the challenges of shutting down due to COVID, Paul and his team recently wrapped production on THE CARD COUNTER starring Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe!



Paul Schrader began his film education at UCLA not long after seeing his first movie. After graduating, Schrader launched his career by writing Taxi Driver (1976), which both became a critical success and kickstarted his collaborative relationship with @martinscorsese_. He went on to write or co-write four more screenplays for Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Recently, Schrader directed the dramatic thriller First Reformed (2017), starring @ethanhawke, which earned Schrader an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Pressman Film had the honor of working with Schrader on his classic 1979 film Old Boyfriends, which was recently restored and digitized thanks @uclaftvarchive @britishfilminstitute and @rialto.pictures and is now available to stream on @kanopy!

OLD BOYFRIENDS, directed by Joan Tewkesbury, was one of only 4 films financed by the studio system directed by a woman in the entire decade of the 1970s.

Talia Shire, John Belushi, Keith Carradine and Buck Henry lead a brilliant cast. Interestingly the script Schrader originally penned was titled “Old Girlfriends” and followed a male protagonist visiting his ...Old Girlfriends... when Edward Pressman suggested that Joan Tewksbury reimagine the script and flip the gender dynamics, OLD BOYFRIENDS came to be. An under-appreciated treasure. A great analysis of this film is featured in Maya Montañez Smukler’s “Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema” available online!

Thanks Paul for all you do for cinema and for your friendship throughout the years!

Happy Birthday Danny Glover! Have you seen Glover in THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO? Check out Joe Talbot’s poetic ...
07/22/2020

Happy Birthday Danny Glover! Have you seen Glover in THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO? Check out Joe Talbot’s poetic and deservedly celebrated debut feature on @amazonprimevideo ASAP ❤️



Danny Glover was born in San Francisco in 1946, son of parents active in civil rights. He trained in the American Conservator Theatre’s Black Actors’ Workshop and made his Broadway debut in Master Harold…and the Boys — which led to his casting in Places in the Heart (nominated for Best Picture by The Academy). Glover has had a flourishing film career, such as starring roles in The Color Purple and Lethal Weapon. In addition to co-founding his own company, Louverture Films, in 2005, Glover is an active humanitarian and currently serves as a @unicef Ambassador. In more recent films, Glover played Grandpa Allen in 2019’s critical success The Last Black Man in San Francisco. It’s the story of best friends Jimmie and Mont seeking to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather in a story about race, gentrification, friendship and belonging. Star Jimmie Fails and director Joe Talbot are real life best friends who aspired to make this move for many years, and after winning Best Director and a Jury Award for Creative Collaboration at @sundanceorg the film was picked up by @a24. Danny Glover was also in Jumanji: Next Level where he plays Eddie, the former best friend and business partner to Danny DeVito’s character, and gets sucked into the Jumanji video game.

Pressman Film had the honor of working with Glover on To Sleep With Anger (dir. Charles Burnett), where he starred and was an executive producer. The film won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor and was recently re-released on Blu-ray by @criterioncollection Happy Birthday Danny Glover! You are an amazing human, thank you for all that you do.

Continuing our commemoration of influential Black creatives in the industry, today we want to honor Ernest Dickerson. A ...
07/12/2020

Continuing our commemoration of influential Black creatives in the industry, today we want to honor Ernest Dickerson. A prolific director and cinematographer, early in his career, Dickerson shot music videos for artists such as Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, and Anita Baker. His collaborations with Spike Lee continues to make waves in American culture; joints like Do The Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and the Jordan/Nike "It's Gotta Be The Shoes" commercial. In making the cult classic JUICE (1992), Ernest cast Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. Ernest has directed massive TV shows like THE WIRE and BOSCH and has been nominated and received several awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography, and the Below-the-Line Award at the inaugural Gotham Independent Film Tribute Awards. Pressman Film had the honor to work with him in 2004 on his feature “Never Die Alone,” starring DMX, based on the novel by the great Donald Goines which is available on #amazonprime right now.

We want to commemorate influential Black creatives in the industry, such as the brilliant Charles Burnett. An independen...
07/11/2020

We want to commemorate influential Black creatives in the industry, such as the brilliant Charles Burnett. An independent filmmaker, Burnett was awarded in 2017 by the Academy’s Governors with a lifetime achievement award. With his breakthrough debut Killer of Sheep (1978), Burnett portrayed African-American life in a brutally honest way. Edward R. Pressman is proud to have worked with Charles on his second feature To Sleep With Anger (1990) - winner of 4 Spirit Awards with Burnett receiving Best Director and Best Screenplay, Danny Glover best actor and Sheryl Lee Ralph best supporting actress. Available on #amazonprime and #criterionchannel right now.

Born in Summit, New Jersey 71 years ago, today we celebrate one of cinema’s most iconic and versatile actors working tod...
06/22/2020

Born in Summit, New Jersey 71 years ago, today we celebrate one of cinema’s most iconic and versatile actors working today, the legendary Meryl Streep. With 21 Oscar nominations, the chameleon-like artist celebrates her 71st birthday. The 3-time Academy Award winner can do everything, from blockbusters to musical comedies to gritty dramas, always filling her performances with a combination of mysterious artistry and technical skill.

Tell us, what is your favorite performance of hers? Ours would have to be 1985's “Plenty,” where Streep plays Susan Traherne. Check it out!

Black Lives Matter.The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, but Black Americans were still not free in our coun...
06/20/2020

Black Lives Matter.

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, but Black Americans were still not free in our country - in Texas, not even until 1865. Today is Juneteenth, a day which commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States. But it also marks and represents the way in which freedom for Black People has been purposely delayed in America.

Pressman Film acknowledges that there is much we can do on our end. We apologize for being silent so far. As allies of the Black Community, it has never been more important to understand the struggles of Black Americans. And so we commit to doing better, and the first part of this is to self-educate. If you’re like us and unsure of where to start, we want to share a guide we think could help.

We also fully support the need for Juneteenth to be recognized as a federal and national holiday.

Additionally, we understand that this is just the start of many changes that need to occur in our country. From passing a fully restored Voting Rights Act, to Reparations, to making sure Black voices and stories are centered and uplifted.

Black Lives Matter.

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Pressman in the news! Our very own producer-extraordinaire Ed Pressman was interviewed recently by Yahoo Movies UK journ...
04/16/2020
Yahoo Movies UK

Pressman in the news! Our very own producer-extraordinaire Ed Pressman was interviewed recently by Yahoo Movies UK journalist Ben Arnold for #AmericanPsycho's 20th anniversary!!!

#film #cinema #producer #americanpsycho #maryharron #christianbale #leonardodicaprio

Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Tim Burton all wanted to adapt American Psycho.

Happy birthday to the jefe and founder Edwardo Rambach Pressman. Photograph from #anniepressman in the new office in LA ...
04/12/2020

Happy birthday to the jefe and founder Edwardo Rambach Pressman. Photograph from #anniepressman in the new office in LA last November. Look forward to celebrating and making more in the coming year #lucky7s #producerlife #thankyouforsmoking #phantomoftheparadise #outofit #partyon #dontsmoke #partymonster #staysafe #goodhealth #washyahands #partyathome

just drawing some parallels... 👀#uncutgems #owningmahowny....#happybirthday #minniedriver #film #cinema #indiefilm #film...
01/31/2020

just drawing some parallels... 👀#uncutgems #owningmahowny

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#happybirthday #minniedriver #film #cinema #indiefilm #filmmaking #oscars #oscarsnub Idina Menzel

01/30/2020

Me seeing #AmericanPsycho is available on #Netflix:

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#happybirthday #ChristianBale #MaryHarron #film #cinema #indiefilm #filmmaking Netflix

tfw your boyfriend is living a double life #happybirthday #heathergraham ...#twogirlsandaguy #robertdowneyjr #jamestobac...
01/30/2020

tfw your boyfriend is living a double life #happybirthday #heathergraham .
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#twogirlsandaguy #robertdowneyjr #jamestoback #film #cinema #darkcomedy #natashagragsonwagner

It’s November 20th! You know what that means? Bad Lieutenant just turned 27 and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans...
11/20/2019

It’s November 20th! You know what that means? Bad Lieutenant just turned 27 and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is 10! #doubledigits Happy birthday to these two CLASSICS!!!

#HarveyKeitel #NicolasCage #WernerHerzog #AbelFerrera #filmmaker #film #cinema #auteurcinema #classic #badlieutenant

Happy Halloween from everyone here at Pressman Film! But, more importantly, Happy 45th anniversary of the release of Pha...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from everyone here at Pressman Film! But, more importantly, Happy 45th anniversary of the release of Phantom of the Paradise!!!

#PhantomoftheParadise #rocknroll #swan #paulwilliams #briandepalma #film #cinema #cultclassic @PaulWilliamsOfficial

46 years ago today, #TerrenceMalick's first film #Badlands was released. One of our all-time favorites! #film #cinema #d...
10/16/2019

46 years ago today, #TerrenceMalick's first film #Badlands was released. One of our all-time favorites!

#film #cinema #directorialdebut #classic #martinsheen #sissyspacek

Had a ball of time at the inaugural night of the @sleepyhollowfilmfest. Edward R on stage in between the double feature ...
10/11/2019

Had a ball of time at the inaugural night of the @sleepyhollowfilmfest. Edward R on stage in between the double feature With old Phantom friends @paulielama2 (#Swan) #gerritgraham (#Beef) Directors of #phantomofwinnipeg @malcolm.ingram and @sean_stanley Director of the #SwanArchives #AriKahan snd our new friends the #peggers shoutout to @gloria_638 Doug Sharon and all the awesome folks of Winnipeg who kept #phantomoftheparadise #alive #touch #daftpunk #cult #kino #kosmicscreenwriter #digit @ Tarrytown Music Hall

New York film friends. Tomorrow night at the Sleepy Hollow Film Festival. The Crow is playing at 8pm. If you see this, a...
10/11/2019

New York film friends. Tomorrow night at the Sleepy Hollow Film Festival. The Crow is playing at 8pm. If you see this, and want 2 tickets you will get an upgrade include a free hotel room at the gorgeous Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson. And a meet and greet with the maestro Edward Pressman himself. Please Share and DM for details!

Last night was a blast with our friends of Phantom of Winnipeg and Phantom of the Paradise

Tonight #tonight! The inaugural @sleepyhollowfilmfest will open with a Phantastic double billing of #phantomofwinnipeg &...
10/10/2019

Tonight #tonight! The inaugural @sleepyhollowfilmfest will open with a Phantastic double billing of #phantomofwinnipeg & #phantomoftheparadise and a conversation between Paul Williams @paulielama2 (SWAAAN!), Gerrit Graham (BEEF!) our guy Edward R and the brilliant directors of Phantom of Winnipeg @malcolm.ingram & @sean_stanley #horror #filmfestival #kinogods #briandepalma #sleepyhollow #headlesshorsemen #documentary #cult #cultfavorite #nonweaponizedfandom #LOVE #wehyped!

A Phantom DOUBLE FEATURE!!! Come to @Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival TONIGHT, 10/10, in Tarrytown, NY- Between...
10/10/2019

A Phantom DOUBLE FEATURE!!! Come to @Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival TONIGHT, 10/10, in Tarrytown, NY- Between the films will be an in-depth Q&A with the some of the creators from both films including Paul Williams (SWAAAAN), Gerrit Graham (BEEF), and our leader Ed Pressman!! The directors of Phantom Winnipeg as well as some of the stars of the documentary will be in attendance! We hyped!

08/28/2019
Nitehawk Cinema - Prospect Park

Just fifteen days until the screening!

"Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." THE CROW is back on the big screen on 35mm for its 25th anniversary on 9/12: nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark/showtimes/the-crow-91219-715-pm

Happy birthday Macauley Culkin! Remember how absolutely KILLER he was in Party Monster? Us too!!
08/26/2019

Happy birthday Macauley Culkin! Remember how absolutely KILLER he was in Party Monster? Us too!!

Happy birthday Ty Burrell! Check out his performance in Fur if you haven't already!
08/22/2019

Happy birthday Ty Burrell! Check out his performance in Fur if you haven't already!

I'm hearing TONS about this #PhantomoftheParadise movie... maybe because it's a FANTASTIC film and EVERYBODY should see ...
08/21/2019
Fantasia International Film Festival

I'm hearing TONS about this #PhantomoftheParadise movie... maybe because it's a FANTASTIC film and EVERYBODY should see it... just a theory 🤷‍♂️🧐

Did you know...⁉️😱

"Guillermo del Toro loved the film so much that he bought a 35mm print and donated it to Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema so he could share his love with other cult cinema fans. He’s also currently collaborating with Paul Williams on the upcoming Pan's Labyrinth musical."

SCREENING ALERT! The Crow on 35mm?? I'm there!
08/21/2019

SCREENING ALERT! The Crow on 35mm?? I'm there!

THE CROW is back on 35mm for a 25th anniversary screening on 9/12: nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark/showtimes/the-crow-91219-715-pm

I don’t know about you guys, but we here at Pressman Film are DIGGING Quentin Tarantino's new film, Once Upon a Time in ...
08/19/2019

I don’t know about you guys, but we here at Pressman Film are DIGGING Quentin Tarantino's new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!!!

A huge shout to Director of Photography Robert Richardson (we worked with him on Wall Street and Talk Radio), Casting Director Victoria Thomas, and Production Designer Barbara Ling (We worked with them on True Stories)- you guys did an OUTSTANDING job bringing 1960’s Los Angeles to life!!!

The anticipation is killing me! Cannot wait to see Martin Scorsese’s take on Jimmy Hoffa’s story, The Irishman- might ha...
08/16/2019

The anticipation is killing me! Cannot wait to see Martin Scorsese’s take on Jimmy Hoffa’s story, The Irishman- might have to go back and watch #Hoffa a couple more times to hold myself over!

Screening alert!!! The CLASSIC Terry Zwigoff films Ghost World (2001) and Crumb (1994) are headed to @TroxyLondon in Lon...
08/14/2019

Screening alert!!! The CLASSIC Terry Zwigoff films Ghost World (2001) and Crumb (1994) are headed to @TroxyLondon in London, UK on Saturday, September 28th! The screenings will feature live performances from the soundtrack artists!! How cool is that? We are STOKED to be working with Terry in the near future!

Calling all cult classic cinema/indie rock fans! 👋

This September Troxy will play host to an immersive screening of the Terry Zwigoff's film Ghost World along with his earlier documentary Crumb. Don't miss out on a live Q&A with Terry Zwigoff and Robert Crumb who will also both be playing live as part of "R. Crumb's Hollywood Four."🎸

Get your ticket from DICE: https://dice.fm/venue/troxy

08/13/2019
Rotten Tomatoes

We smell a return to the #Oscars for the Maestro Malick!!! Have you seen the new trailer for the new #TerrenceMalick film A Hidden Life?? Looks absolutely GORGEOUS- Malick has been one of our favorites ever since #Badlands

The first trailer for Terrence Malick's 'A Hidden Life' follows a conscientious objector who refuses to fight for the Nazis in WWII.

08/12/2019
Fantasia Lifetime Achievement Award - Edward R. Pressman

We are so proud and honored that Fantasia International Film Festival recognized our Edward R. Pressman with the Fantasia Lifetime Achievement Award! Check out this SWEET reel they made of Ed’s 40-year career producing films!!!

Fantasia presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to maverick producer Edward R. Pressman, who has consistently championed some of the boldest voices of the la...

That's it! Screenings of Old Boyfriends has wrapped up at the Metrograph, but if you're in Cambridge, MA, you can catch ...
08/10/2019

That's it! Screenings of Old Boyfriends has wrapped up at the Metrograph, but if you're in Cambridge, MA, you can catch the Joan Tewksbury film from Aug. 23-25 at the Harvard Film Archive and Aug. 26 in Chicago, IL at the Chicago Film Society!!!

Happy birthday Justin Theroux!! We're still mad about your business card's subtle off-white coloring...
08/10/2019

Happy birthday Justin Theroux!! We're still mad about your business card's subtle off-white coloring...

Happy birthday Melanie Griffith!!! You were absolutely kick-ass in Cherry 2000!
08/09/2019

Happy birthday Melanie Griffith!!! You were absolutely kick-ass in Cherry 2000!

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08/06/2019
GQ

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