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 disco film 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. He also wrote and produced ABC’s Emmy Award–winning The Earth Day Special.
|1976||Family||No||Yes||No||Television series (episode "Monday Is Forever")|
|1978||Thank God It's Friday||No||Yes||No|
|1981||One from the Heart||No||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1984||Windy City||Yes||Yes||No||Directorial debut|
|1987||Cross My Heart||Yes||Yes||No|
|1990||The Earth Day Special||No||Yes||Executive||Television special|
|2003||Naked Hotel||No||Yes||Yes||Television film|
|1992||A Midnight Clear||Yes||No|
|The Road to Wellville||No||Yes|
|1995||The Baby-Sitters Club||Yes||No|
|1996||364 Girls a Year||No||Yes|
|1997||Air Force One||No||Yes|
|A Thousand Acres||Yes||No|
|1999||For Love of the Game||No||Yes|
|End of Days||No||Yes|
|2000||Bring It On||Yes||No|
|The Family Man||Yes||No|
|The Emperor's Club||Yes||No|
|2004||Bring It On: Again||Yes||No||Direct-to-video film|
|Dawn of the Dead||Yes||No|
|2005||A Lot Like Love||No||Yes|
|Bring It On: All or Nothing||Yes||No||Direct-to-video film|
|Children of Men||Yes||No|
|Let's Go to Prison||Yes||No|
|2007||Bring It On: In It to Win It||Yes||No||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||Bring It On: Fight to the Finish||Yes||No||Direct-to-video film|
|2009-2016||Castle||Yes||No||Television series (171 episodes)|
|2011||Mardi Gras: Spring Break||No||Yes||Limited release|
|2015||Agent X||Yes||No||Television series (9 episodes)|
|2017||Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack||Yes||No||Direct-to-video film|