Linda Reisman


Producer & Educator
Emerson College

LINDA REISMAN is an independent producer and educator, and currently is the Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence at Emerson College.

Reisman recently served as Executive Producer on THE DANISH GIRL, which just completed principal photography.  Tom Hooper  (KINGS SPEECH, LES MISERABLES) directed and the film stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, with a script by Lucinda Coxon. Focus Features will release the film in November 2015.

Previous credits as Producer include several films by director Paul Schrader, among them AFFLICTION, adapted by Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Nick Nolte) and won for Best Supporting Actor James Coburn.   Nick Nolte also received the NY Film Critics Award for Best Actor as well as SAG and Golden Globe nominations for his performance.  The film received 6 IFP/Spirit nominations including Best Picture.  Reisman also produced Schrader’s LIGHT SLEEPER, which starred Susan Sarandon and Willem Dafoe and premiered at the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals; and was the Associate Producer on PATTY HEARST and THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS, both premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.

Reisman has produced for several other directors such as Keith Gordon:  MOTHER NIGHT, adapted by Bob Weide from the novel by Kurt Vonnegut which starred Nick Nolte and premiered at the Montreal Film Festival and WAKING THE DEAD, from the novel by Scott Spencer which starred Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, both to critical acclaim.

Linda Reisman subsequently served as Head of Production for Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios where she oversaw a slate of films distributed by MGM/UA.  This slate included JEEPERS CREEPERS which was #1 at the US Box Office upon its release.  The slate included films by directors such as Hal Hartley (NO SUCH THING) and Robert Duvall (ASSASSINATION TANGO) as well as numerous projects in development.  Reisman was an Executive Producer on JEEPERS CREEPERS, NO SUCH THING, ASSASSINATION TANGO, and PUMPKIN, which starred Christina Ricci.

Reisman has several projects in development with novelists such as Russell Banks and Peter Rock and directors that include Debra Granik, Pablo Larrain and Ramin Bahrani.  Martin Scorsese is attached as an Executive Producer to her project AMERICAN DARLING, which Russell Banks adapted from his novel THE DARLING.

Ms. Reisman is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

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