Ram Bergman

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Ram Bergman
Star Wars- The Last Jedi Japan Premiere Red Carpet- Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson & Mark Hamill (24076407357) (cropped).jpg
Born
NationalityIsraeli
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1994-present

Ram Bergman (Hebrew: רם ברגמן‎) is an Israeli film producer, known for the films Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Knives Out all of which were written and directed by Rian Johnson.

Early life[edit]

Bergman was born and raised in Rishon LeZion, Israel, to a Jewish family.[1]

Career[edit]

Bergman first began producing films during his early 20s, having moved from his native Rishon LeZion in Israel to initially New York and then Los Angeles, in 1991.[2] He had no formal training, just a passion for the film industry and a willingness to keep at it.[2] He worked as a valet, while also “trying to figure out how to make movies” and within the year he was producing his first film, learning his trade while on the job.[2]

Bergman met writer-director Rian Johnson while Johnson was attempting to make Brick.[2] Bergman recalls: “Rian had been trying to make this movie for seven years after he got out of school and when I read the script, I realized I’d never seen anything like this."[2] With Bergman's help, Johnson was able to get the movie made for significantly less money.[2] Describing their relationship, Bergman says “You don’t think when you start out what it could lead to. You just focus on making the movie, but today we are partners and I think I’ll be the luckiest man if I can continue making movies with him for the rest of my life.”[2]

Bergman produced The Last Jedi (2017), the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. This again reunited him with Rian Johnson.[1][3]

In September 2019, Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman launched T-Street, an entrepreneurial company that will generate original content for film and TV shows.[4] The venture is fully capitalized by global media company Valence Media.[4] T-Street launched with a first look deal with Valence Media's Media Rights Capital for film and television projects.[4] Valence Media holds a substantial minority equity stake in the company. Johnson and Bergman intend to make their own original creations through the company, and produce others.[4]

Ram Bergman Productions[edit]

Bergman is the founder of the film production company, Ram Bergman Productions.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Israeli Ram Bergman To Produce New Star Wars Movies". jewishbusinessnews.com. June 23, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Wolfisz, Francine (November 29, 2019). "'Knives Out' producer Ram Bergman: It's a murder mystery like never seen before". Times of Israel. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  3. ^ KEEGAN, REBECCA (June 20, 2014). "Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director". latimes.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Fleming Jr., Mike (September 5, 2019). "'Knives Out' Duo Rian Johnson & Ram Bergman Form T-Street With Funding From Valence Media/MRC: Toronto". Retrieved November 24, 2019.

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