Bernstein in 2007
|Occupation||Film producer, screenwriter, film director|
Bernstein has produced, executive produced, written or directed more than 40 films, including Air Force One, The Hurricane (which he also co-wrote), Spy Game , The Family Man, The Guardian, Children of Men, the Dawn of the Dead remake, Bring It On, Open Range, Thirteen Days, A Lot Like Love, Firewall and End of Days. Films he has produced via Beacon Pictures include Ladder 49, Raising Helen, For Love of the Game and The Water Horse.
Bernstein also produced the Broadway musical Bring It On, which was nominated for a Tony for Best Musical.
Bernstein has received many awards including being honored as Showest Producer of the Year, and winning the USC Scripter Award for his screenplay for The Hurricane.
He is also the founder and Chairman of the upcoming sports league, The People’s Games.
Bernstein founded Beacon Communications in 1990 with his college fraternity brother, Tom Rosenberg, who now has his own successful film company, Lakeshore Entertainment, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture for MILLION DOLLAR BABY.
Other films produced by Bernstein and Beacon Pictures include THE COMMITMENTS, A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, A THOUSAND ACRES, SUGAR HILL, PLAYING GOD, PRINCESS CARABOO, THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE, and A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, which won a cable ACE Award for Best Drama.
Armyan was born and raised in Chicago, and attended the University of Wisconsin. He was a broadcast journalist with PBS and then with ABC. He wrote the cult classic Thank God It's Friday. He then wrote and co-produced Francis Ford Coppola’s One from the Heart. Bernstein made his directing debut with Windy City, from his screenplay, which starred John Shea and Kate Capshaw. He also co-wrote and directed Cross My Heart, starring Martin Short and Annette O’Toole. Armyan wrote and produced ABC’s Emmy Award–winning THE EARTH DAY SPECIAL.
- 1997: Air Force One
- 1999: The Hurricane
- 1999: End of Days
- 2000: Thirteen Days
- 2000: Bring It On (as Executive Producer)
- 2000: The Family Man
- 2001: Spy Game (as Executive Producer)
- 2002: Tuck Everlasting
- 2003: Open Range (as Executive Producer)
- 2004: Dawn of the Dead
- 2005: A Lot Like Love
- 2005: Firewall
- 2006: The Guardian (as Executive Producer)
- 2006: Children of Men (as Executive Producer)
- 1978: Thank God It's Friday
- 1982: One from the Heart
- 1984: Windy City
- 1987: Cross My Heart
- 1999: The Hurricane