THE BOURNE LEGACY – Production Notes - I Watch Mike
packaging, many high-level film and television projects with the writers, directors and literary properties he represented. Before his career in Hollywood, Smith spent more than seven years traveling the globe documenting the rapidly changing sociopolitical landscapes in the Middle East, South East Asia, Central America and South America. ROBERT LUDLUM (Inspired by the “Bourne” Series Created by) was the author of 21 novels, each one a New York Times best seller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 languages. He is the author of “The Scarlatti Inheritance,” “The Chancellor Manuscript” and the Jason Bourne series—“The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum”— among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001. HENRY MORRISON (Executive Producer) went to work for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency in March 1957 where he served as a senior agent and vice president until November 1964. During his tenure, Morrison worked with and represented such authors as Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain), Norman Mailer, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul Anderson, John Farris, Donald Westlake and Lawrence Block. Morrison negotiated hundreds of book contracts in the United States and overseas, and also negotiated with various movie studios and movie producers for the licensing of film and television rights to materials created by the above (and other) authors. He opened Henry Morrison, Inc. in January 1965, and has represented the likes of Robert Ludlum, David Morrell, Eric Van Lustbader, Dean Koontz, Joe Gores and Samuel R. Delany. Morrison has dealt with all the major publishers in New York City and has (by conservative estimate) successfully negotiated more than 2,000 contracts for various clients. Some of the films that resulted were the Death Wish movies, with – 48 – Charles Bronson; the Rambo movies, with Sylvester Stallone; and films starring Robert Redford and George C. Scott, among many others. JENNIFER FOX (Executive Producer) most recently produced Lynne Ramsay’s acclaimed film We Need to Talk About Kevin, which was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won Best Film at the 2011 BFI London Film Festival, the 2012 Evening Standard British Film Awards, Best Director at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards, and British Film of the Year at the 2012 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. Tilda Swinton won the Best Actress award at the European Film Awards and received Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and BAFTA award nominations. Lynne Ramsay received a BAFTA nomination for Best Director. Fox received an Academy Award ® nomination for producing Tony Gilroy’s directorial debut, Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson. The film received seven Oscar ® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress (which was won by Swinton). Fox also collaborated with Gilroy by producing his film Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti. That same year, Fox produced The Informant!, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon. Fox served as president of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company Section Eight, from 2001 to 2007. While there, she produced Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, for which George Clooney won an Academy Award ® for Best Supporting Actor. Under the banner, Fox also executive produced the Clooneydirected political drama Good Night, and Good Luck., which received six Academy Award ® nominations, including Best Picture; Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly; Pu-239; Rob Reiner’s Rumor Has It...; The Jacket, directed by John Maybury; and Criminal, directed by Gregory Jacobs.
During Fox’s tenure at Section Eight, she also produced Ocean’s Eleven, Welcome to Collinwood, Full Frontal, Far From Heaven, Insomnia, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Ocean’s Twelve, The Good German and Ocean’s Thirteen. Prior to Section Eight, Fox was vice president of production at Universal Pictures, where she worked on several films, including Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich. ROBERT ELSWIT, ASC (Director of Photo graphy) won an Academy Award ® for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and was honored in 2006 with an Academy Award ® nomination for his work on George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck. For the latter film, he won a Film Independent Spirit Award, a Boston Society of Film Critics Award and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography. He also received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases from the American Society of Cinematographers. Elswit has worked with numerous acclaimed directors, including Stephen Gaghan on Syriana; Paul Thomas Anderson on Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, Boogie Nights and Hard Eight; David Mamet on Heist; Don Roos on Bounce; Curtis Hanson on The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Bad Influence; and Stephen Gyllenhaal on A Dangerous Woman, Waterland, Paris Trout and A Killing in a Small Town. His other film credits include Paul Weitz’s American Dreamz; Gary Fleder’s Runaway Jury and Impostor; Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies; Boys; The Pallbearer; Mike Newell’s Amazing Grace and Chuck; Desert Hearts; and Rob Reiner’s The Sure Thing. KEVIN THOMPSON (Production Designer) served as production designer on Tony Gilroy’s Oscar ®nominated Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney. – 49 – For his work on the film, the Art Directors Guild nominated Thompson for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Feature Film. Thompson also collaborated with Gilroy on the thriller Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Thompson recently designed Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson, and George Nolfi’s romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Thompson also designed Marc Forster’s acclaimed fantasy-drama Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah and Dustin Hoffman. He previously collaborated with Forster on the 2005 thriller Stay, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. Thompson’s other film credits include Did You Hear About the Morgans?, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant; the 2007 remake of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games; the sleeper hit Igby Goes Down, starring Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes and Jeff Goldblum; Bart Freundlich’s Trust the Man and World Traveler; Birth, starring Nicole Kidman; The Yards, starring Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix; 54, starring Ryan Phillippe and Salma Hayek; Down to You, starring Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinze, Jr.; Kicked in the Head, with Kevin Corrigan and Linda Fiorentino; James Toback’s Two Girls and a Guy, with Heather Graham and Robert Downey, Jr.; Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer; Ismail Merchant’s The Proprietor; Larry Clark’s controversial film Kids; Little Odessa, with Tim Roth and Vanessa Redgrave; Party Girl, starring Parker Posey; and David O. Russell’s Flirting With Disaster. Prior to his work in feature films, Thompson began his career as an architect and went on to design sets for short films, commercials, theater and music videos. His short film credits include Spike Jonze’s Dog Boy, Tom Kalin’s Urban Legends and Tamara Jenkins’ Family Remains.