Louis G. Friedman, President of Production Logistics, is a San Francisco native and cum laude graduate of the University of California. Early in his career he was mentored by Alfred Hitchcock’s Assistant Director at Universal Studios. As a Production Supervisor for Lucasfilm Ltd., 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’. As a Production Executive he worked with Dutch Director Paul Verhoeven on cult classic ‘Starship Troopers’ and in Mexico with Director James Cameron on ground breaking ‘Titanic’, which grossed $2.2 billion worldwide.
As an Executive Producer, films include Science Action Fantasy ‘Bloodshot’, Mark Wahlberg’s true Boston bombing story ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Lone Survivor’ which earned nearly $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’.
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 Domestic 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 are now completed.
With a breadth of motion picture industry experience covering decades of trend setting productions in 16mm, 35mm, 70mm, IMAX, 3D and now the digital age, Louis has 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.