Albert Berger

Producer, Nebraska
Nominated for: Best Feature

ALBERT BERGER formed Bona Fide Productions with Ron Yerxa in 1993. Their producing credits include Stephen Soderbergh’s King of the Hill, Alexander Payne’s Election, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s Little Miss Sunshine, and Todd Field’s Little Children.

Berger’s executive producing credits include the award-winning documentary Crumb, the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Hamlet 2, and the Levon Helm documentary Ain’t In It for My Health.

Bona Fide premiered their film Nebraska directed by Alexander Payne in competition at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Best Actor Award for Bruce Dern. They just completed production on Low Down starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Glenn Close and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman starring Shia Labeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo. Production has recently begun on The Leftovers, an HBO pilot written by Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof and directed by Peter Berg. Their upcoming films include Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s American debut Louder Than Bombs.

After graduating from Tufts University, Albert Berger returned to his native Chicago where he owned and managed the Sandburg Theatre, a revival showcase for obscure and classic films. He attended Columbia University film school before moving to Los Angeles to write scripts for Paramount, TriStar, MGM, Orion, and producer Roger Corman. Berger went on to serve as Vice President of Development for Marvin Worth Productions at Paramount Pictures, where he worked on several projects, including Malcolm X.