Louis G. Friedman, President of Production Logistics, is a San Francisco native and cum laude graduate of the University of California. He began his career with Alfred Hitchcock’s Assistant Director at Universal Studios. As a Production Supervisor for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, Louis contributed to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Return of the Jedi’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and ‘More American Graffiti’. Friedman also worked with James Cameron as a Production Executive on ‘Titanic’, which grossed $2.2 billion worldwide.
As an Executive Producer, films include the Mark Wahlberg true Boston bombing story ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Lone Survivor’ which earned $200M worldwide box office. Additional film credits as Executive Producer include ‘American Wedding’, ‘American Reunion’, ‘Piranha’, ‘Into the Blue’, ‘Blue Crush’, ‘How High’, and ‘Accepted’. Louis served as Production Executive on ‘Starship Troopers’ for Director Paul Verhoeven which was Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects.
Past credits include ‘2 Guns’ and as Co-Producer on ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, the original ‘American Pie’ and ‘Slackers’. On the television side, Friedman’s extensive credits include ‘Blood & Oil’, ‘The Office’, ‘JAG’, ‘L.A. Law’, ‘Murder She Wrote’, ‘Hunter’, ‘Out of Time’, ‘Gun’, various Movies of the Week, ‘Sesame Street’ and live performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. As a seasoned Producer, Co-producer, Line Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director, Friedman has extensive expertise in working with worldwide film commissions in order to select U.S. and international locations that maximize investment tax credits and cash rebates.
As a member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America, he has also served as a faculty member for the International Film and Television Workshop in Rockport, Maine where he taught Budgeting and Scheduling for Motion Pictures. Friedman’s feature films have grossed over $6B worldwide. More recently, he was sought after by China’s film studios to assist with planning of the Wuxi Chinawood Sound Stages in the Jiangsu Province of China which is now completed.
With a breadth of more than three decades experience in the motion picture industry, he’s worked with many of the American Film Market’s most accomplished directors, producers, writers and actors. Contributing to fifteen feature films that have each grossed over $100M box office, he has worked on more than 70 films, earning 37 Oscar nominations and 21 Oscar wins and his television projects have received a total of 352 nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 12 Golden Globe awards and 25 Emmy awards.