Mini Bio (1)
Paul Bernard is an established producer, director and assistant director in film and television. Having over 20 years of experience in the industry, he lived and worked in New York City for 15 year, before relocating to Los Angeles 7 years ago, and has traveled all over the world producing film and television. Along with his producing partner, James Scura, Bernard specializes in producing studio quality movies on independent budgets, but is no stranger to working on films with $100 million budgets.
Throughout the years, Mr. Bernard has had the opportunity to work closely with many talented directors and producers, such as Oliver Stone, Woody Allen, Michael Ritchie, Brian DePalma, Tim Burton, Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Peter Berg, Neil Jordon, Michael Mann, James Brooks, John Singleton, Doug Liman, James Wong, Cameron Crowe, among many others, and has maintained good working relationship with all of them.
Between 2008-2012, Bernard produced and co-executive produced five seasons of the TNT hit television series, Leverage, executive produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot), created by John Rogers (Transformers), and starring Academy Award Winner, Timothy Hutton.
During the fall of 2011, Bernard co-executive produced a FX pilot, Legit, while simultaneously producing a CBS pilot, Scent of the Missing, for Executive Producer, Carol Mendelsohn (Executive Producer of CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: New York).
In 2010, Bernard produced White Irish Drinkers, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by the creator of Ghost Whisperer, John Gray, the film features the talents of Stephan Lang (Avatar) and Karen Allen (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and was nominated for the 2010 Gotham Independent Film "Genius Award."
Other notable credits of Mr. Bernard's include, A Fork in the Road, directed by Jim Kouf, featuring Jamie King; Follow the Profit, directed by Drew Ann Rosenberg, featuring Robert Chimento, Diane Venora, Annie Burgstede; Blank Slate, directed by John Harrison, featuring Eric Stoltz, Clancy Brown; The Air I Breathe, directed by Jieho Lee, featuring Forest Whitaker, Kevin Bacon, Brendon Fraser; The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, directed by Jonathan Frakes, featuring Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar; Trust the Man, directed by Bart Freundlich, featuring Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Billy Crudup; Venus and Vegas, directed by Demian Lichtenstein, featuring Donald Faison, Jamie Pressly; Passionada, directed by Dan Ireland, featuring Jason Isaacs, Sophia Milos, Emmy Rossum; and Loose Woman, directed by Mr. Bernard himself, featuring Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Giancarlo Esposito.
In addition to Producing, Mr. Bernard has accumulated numerous Assistant Director credits in both TV and film throughout his career. Such credits include, Leverage, White Irish Drinkers, Sugarloaf, The Marc Pease Experience, Dragonball Evolution, A Fork in the Road, Follow the Prophet, The Air I Breathe, The Kingdom, Ghost Whisperer, Trust the Man, NYPD Blue, Raising Helen, Spanglish, Leo, Day After Tomorrow, Vanilla Sky, The Patriot, Any Given Sunday, Three Kings, The Siege, Godzilla, Mars Attacks!, Mission: Impossible, City Hall, Die Hard With A Vengeance and Interview With A Vampire.
In addition to his background in film production, Mr. Bernard also has experience producing music events and concert tours, serving as Line Producer and Production Manager for the Grateful Dead Summer Tour 92', Billy Joel PBS Concert 93' and Pete Towndsend's Psychoderelict 93'.
Mr. Bernard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Film from the University of South Carolina.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelly Crimmons