Foreign Language Film Oscar. Johnson serves as the Chair of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Foreign Language Film Award Committee and as a Governor for the producer's branch.
Philip Steuer (Producer) Along with producer Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer most recently produced the first of the live-action feature film adaptations of the C.S. Lewis books The Chronicles of Narnia. The highly anticipated The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, is a co-production between Walden Media and The Walt Disney Company and opened nationwide on December 9, 2005 to critical acclaim and box office success.
Steuer also worked with Johnson, serving as executive producer on two John Lee Hancock-directed movies -- The Rookie, one of 2002’s critical and commercial hits, and his epic re-telling of the battle for Texas independence, The Alamo.
He has also established an ongoing collaboration with respected filmmaker Neil LaBute. The pair joined forces for Propaganda Films and produced Your Friends and Neighbors, a biting romantic satire starring Ben Stiller, Aaron Eckhardt and Jason Patric. They collaborated again on the critically acclaimed, offbeat comedy, Nurse Betty, with Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock, which was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Steuer again reunited with LaBute on The Shape of Things, a quirky romantic story starring Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz.
Steuer has also turned his talents to the advertising world, executive producing the second series of memorable BMW Internet shorts features. The new trilogy, entitled Hire: The Hostage, once again starred Clive Owen in spots directed by John Woo, Joe Carnahan and Tony Scott. Additionally, he has produced over forty national commercial campaigns with such notable production companies as RSA, Propaganda and Anonymous Content, among others.
Richard Rutkowski (Director of Photography) Over the last few years, Director of Photography Richard Rutkowski has assembled an eclectic list of credits that include highly stylized mainstream work as well as documentary and bare-bones independent features. His resume includes almost every