A Face in the Crowd

Poster for the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd,
screenplay by Budd Schulberg

 

KEY CREATIVE TEAM

Benn Schulberg, Producer/Director

Benn received his M.A. in Psychology from the New School and does non-profit work for the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. He has covered the boxing world since he was a teenager and has written for Boxing Illustrated, Sweet Science, The Sunday Herald and other publications. He’s working on a new compilation of his father’s boxing stories due out next year. Also in the works is a television series titled Moving Pictures and a feature film about the Watts Riots of 1965.

Ben Stiller, Executive Producer

Ben Stiller is one of the most successful comedy actors in Hollywood. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion domestically. Stiller, who was born in New York City, is the son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. He is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. He made his directorial debut with Reality Bites, and during his career, he has written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films including There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents (and two sequels), Zoolander, Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, and Greenberg. He stars in the upcoming action comedy, Tower Heist, directed by Brett Ratner.

Sandra Schulberg, Production Supervisor

Sandra Schulberg recently restored Stuart Schulberg’s historic film about the 1st Nuremberg trial, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today [The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration]. Since 2003, she has also preserved more than 25 Marshall Plan films with the Academy Film Archive. A distinguished independent film producer, Schulberg was a senior film & TV executive for the PBS drama series “American Playhouse” for 7 years. For 3 years, she served as executive producer of the private German media fund, Hollywood Partners. Her many credits include the Oscar-nominated Quills; Sundance Grand Prize winner Waiting for the Moon; the 1st U.S./German/Chinese co-production Shadow Magic; and two winners of the Cannes Camera d’Or, Alambrista and Northern Lights.  A longtime advocate of “Off-Hollywood” film artists, Schulberg founded the IFP in 1979, the largest organization of indie filmmakers in the U.S.  She is launching IndieCollect, a campaign to preserve U.S. independent films, and is writing a book called The Celluloid Noose about the making of Nuremberg. At Columbia University’s graduate film school she teaches Feature Film Financing & International Co-Production.

KC Schulberg, Production Supervisor

KC Schulberg has lived in France since 2000, where he heads Paris-based production company, The Stellar Group. Through Stellar, he has consulted for Pandora Cinema, Film Festivals Entertainment Group, EMI Music Publishing/France, Dennis Davidson Productions, Olsberg SPI, The European Film Awards, 3DD Entertainment and France Telecom/Noos; and he is now developing A Dream Last Night, a movie based on Budd Schulberg’s story The Dare. During the 1990s, Schulberg worked for 7 years at Hallmark Entertainment/RHI, the world’s leading producer of movies and miniseries for television, holding a number of senior positions including Worldwide Production Supervisor and Sr. VP, Worldwide Marketing & Communications. Before joining Hallmark, Schulberg worked on a score of feature films, including Abel Ferrara’s King Of New York; Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Jill Godmilow’s Waiting For The Moon (Sundance Grand Prize winner); and Robert Frank’s Candy Mountain; and he produced Rebecca Miller’s (Personal Velocity, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose) first film, Florence, starring Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Hardin and Tate Donovan, and the late Arthur Miller.

Albert Maysles, Cinematographer

Maysles Films, Inc. has been a leading force in non-fiction film since the 1960s. Credited as pioneers of “direct cinema,” a riveting, non-intervention approach to filmmaking, Albert and David Maysles were among the first to capture life as it unfolded before their camera -- without scripts, sets, or narration. Maysles Films, Inc., has made more than three dozen films. Their inspiration still comes from the drama of human experience and allowing people to be themselves; the films resonate with candor and authenticity.

Aaron Brookner, Cinematographer

Aaron received his B.A. from Vassar College where he majored in English literature and film. He is currently living in London, directing commercials and music videos. Aaron’s prior documentary film was about the Federation of Black Cowboys, a group of actual cowboys living in Brooklyn where they own and operate a ranch and stable. Their main mission is to promote the largely unknown history of the African-American cowboy. His first feature film that he wrote and directed, The Silver Goat, is due out in 2012.

Shelby Siegel, Editing Consultant

Shelby Siegel has been editing in New York for over thirteen years, and has worked with some of the industry’s top directors: Paul Haggis (In the Valley of Elah), Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson’s War), and with Ang Lee on his Oscar®-winning films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain. In addition, Shelby worked on the critically acclaimed series The Wire. After leaving The Wire, she worked as an editor on Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans (DVD) and All Good Things, Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation, Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica, and his latest feature, Urbanized. Currently she is working on Jenny Deller’s narrative Future Weather.