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Overview:

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment founded in January 1992 (with Marcie Bloom) that distributes, produces and acquires independent films from the United States and around the world.

The team has worked with many of the world's finest independent filmmakers including Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodóvar, Robert Altman, Allison Anders, Wim Wenders, Hector Babenco, Kenneth Branagh, Ingmar Bergman, John Boorman, Francis Ford Coppola, David Cronenberg, Luc Dardenne, Jonathan Demme, Guillermo del Toro, Atom Egoyan, R.W. Fassbinder, Mike Figgis, Hal Hartley, Agnieszka Holland, James Ivory, Merchant Ivory, Jim Jarmusch, Norman Jewison, Neil Jordan, Charlie Kaufman, Akira Kurosawa, Neil LaBute, Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Louis Malle, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Gary Oldman, Jean-Pierre, Sally Potter, Alan Rudolph, Woody Allen, John Sayles, Paul Schrader, Fred Schepisi, Lily Tomlin, François Truffaut, Paul Verhoeven, Wong Kar Wai, and Zhang Yimou.

Current and Upcoming Releases

2020 releases include THE TRAITOR (Marco Bellocchio), GREED (Michael Winterbottom), THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY (Giuseppe Capotondi), THE CLIMB (Michael Angelo Covino), CHARM CITY KINGS (Angel Manuel Soto), THE LAST VERMEER (Dan Friedkin), THE HUMAN FACTOR (Dror Moreh), I CARRY YOU WITH ME (Heidi Ewing), THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS (Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw) and THE FATHER (Florian Zeller).

They have been involved with some of the best and most successful independent films from the past two decades including:

Highlights At Sony Pictures Classics (1992–present)

TIM'S VERMEER (Teller), THE PAST (Asghar Farhadi), THE ARMSTRONG LIE (Alex Gibney), WADJDA (Haifaa al-Mansour), BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen), BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater), FILL THE VOID (Rama Burshtein), NO (Pablo Larrain), THE GATEKEEPERS (Dror Moreh), WEST OF MEMPHIS (Amy Berg), AMOUR (Michael Haneke), RUST AND BONE (Jacques Audiard), SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Malik Bendjelloul), THE RAID: REDEMPTION (Gareth Evans), POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (Morgan Spurlock), INCENDIES (Denis Villeneuve), IN A BETTER WORLD (Susanne Bier), OF GODS AND MEN (Xavier Beauvois), BARNEY'S VERSION (Richard J. Lewis), ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh), THE ILLUSIONIST (Sylvain Chomet), Inside Job (Charles Ferguson), YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (Woody Allen), ANIMAL KINGDOM (David Michôd), GET LOW (Aaron Schneider), THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (Juan Jose Campanella), MOTHER AND CHILD (Rodrigo Garcia), MICMACS (Jean-Pierre Jeunet), WILD GRASS (Alain Resnais), PLEASE GIVE (Nicole Holofcener), A PROPHET (UN PROPHETE) (Jacques Audiard), THE LAST STATION (Michael Hoffman), THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke), THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (Terry Gilliam), BROKEN EMBRACES (Pedro Almodovar), AN EDUCATION (Lone Scherfig), COCO BEFORE CHANEL (Anne Fontaine), IT MIGHT GET LOUD (Davis Guggenheim), WHATEVER WORKS (Woody Allen), MOON (Duncan Jones), TYSON (James Toback), EVERY LITTLE STEP (James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo), SUGAR (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck), THE CLASS (Laurent Cantet), WALTZ WITH BASHIR (Ari Folman), SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie Kaufman), I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (Philippe Claudel), RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme), FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), THE WACKNESS (Jonathan Levine), REDBELT (David Mamet), STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (Errol Morris), MARRIED LIFE (Ira Sachs), THE COUNTERFEITERS (Stefan Ruzowitzky), THE BAND'S VISIT (Eran Kolirin), PERSEPOLIS (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud), THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (Robin Swicord), INTERVIEW (Steve Buscemi), PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon), ANGEL-A (Luc Besson), THE VALET (Francis Veber), BLACK BOOK (Paul Verhoeven), THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), VOLVER (Pedro Almodóvar), QUINCENEARA (Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer), WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? (Chris Payne), FRIENDS WITH MONEY (Nicole Holofcener), THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA (Tommy Lee Jones), WHY WE FIGHT (Eugene Jarecki), CACHE (Michael Haneke), BREAKFAST ON PLUTO (Neil Jordan), CAPOTE (Bennett Miller), 2046 (Wong Kar Wai), JUNEBUG (Phil Morrison), HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (Zhang Yimou), SARABAND (Ingmar Bergman), KUNG FU HUSTLE (Steven Chow), SPIDER (David Cronenberg), BAADASSSSS! (Mario Van Peebles), THE COMPANY (Robert Altman), THE FOG OF WAR (Errol Morris), TRIPLETS OF BELLVILLE (Sylvain Chomet), WINGED MIGRATION (Jacques Perrin), ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green), 13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (Jill Sprecher), TALK TO HER (Pedro Almodóvar), DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS (Stacy Peralta), POLLOCK (Ed Harris), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee), SWEET AND LOWDOWN (Woody Allen), AMERICAN MOVIE (Chris Smith), RUN LOLA RUN (Tom Tykwer), THE GENERAL (John Boorman), CENTRAL STATION (Walter Salles), THE OPPOSITE OF SEX (David Roos), SPANISH PRISONER (David Mamet), IN THE COMPANY OF MEN (Neil LaBute), SUBURBIA (Richard Linklater), WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (Chris Guest), LONE STAR (John Sayles), WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (Todd Solondz), THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (Jean Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro), SAFE (Todd Haynes), PERSUASION (Roger Michell), CRUMB (Terry Zwigoff), VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle), MI VIDA LOCA (Allison Anders), ORLANDO (Sally Potter) and HOWARDS END (Merchant Ivory).

Highlights At Orion Classics (1983–1992)

皇冠足球比分网PAULINE, AT THE BEACH, RAN, MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE, JEAN DE FLORETTE, BABETTE'S FEAST, AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS, WINGS OF DESIRE, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, MURMUR OF THE HEART, CHOCOLAT, MYSTERY TRAIN, CYRANON DE BERGERAC, EUROPA EUROPA, SLACKER, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, THE ADJUSTER.

Highlights At United Artists Classics (1981–1983)

皇冠足球比分网THE LAST METRO, DIVA, LOLA, THE NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS, THE LAST WALTZ (reissue).

Awards & Honors:

Awards bestowed upon the team's films include 169 Academy Award nominations (143 at Sony Pictures Classics) including eight for Best Picture (Call Me By Your Name, Whiplash, Amour, Midnight in Paris, An Education, Capote, Howards End, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and 39 Academy Award winners (35 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote), Best Actress (Julianne Moore, Still Alice, Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, Emma Thompson, Howards End), Best Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock), Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons, Whiplash), Best Original Screenplay (Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris; Pedro Almodóvar, Talk to Her), Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Howards End), and Best Documentary Feature (Searching for Sugar Man, Inside Job, The Fog of War, A Day in September, Anne Frank Remembered). Other major Oscar nominations include Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Helen Mirren, The Last Station; Carey Mulligan, An Education; Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married; Melissa Leo, Frozen River; Penelope Cruz, Volver; Annette Bening, Being Julia; Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station; Julie Christie, Afterglow; Catherine Deneuve, Indochine; Isabelle Adjani, Camille Claudel*), Best Actor (Steve Carell, Foxcatcher, Ed Harris, Pollock; Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown; Gerard Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac*). Fifteen of their films have won the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award (Babette's Feast*, Indochine, Belle Epoque, Burnt by the Sun, Character, All About My Mother, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Lives of Others, The Counterfeiters, The Secret in Their Eyes, In a Better World, A Separation, Amour, Son of Saul, A Fantastic Woman). Twelve of their titles have been the Opening Night Presentation at the New York Film Festival (eight at Sony Pictures Classics).

Honors bestowed on Barker and Bernard include the annual Honors Award from the Director’s Guild of America, The Chevalier Order of Arts and Letters from France’s Minister of Culture, The Gotham Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the IFP (Independent Feature Project), the FINDIE Award at the IFP/West Spirit Awards, the GLAAD Media Award, and a retrospective at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. At the Sony Global Management Assembly, Sony Pictures Classics received the distinguished Special Recognition Award two years in a row for their continued success and achievement.

Sony Pictures Classics has also played a significant role in preserving film’s heritage. Together with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Merchant Ivory Foundation, they have restored and released nine of master filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s greatest works. They have also preserved and reissued Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger and Vittorio de Sica’s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. In 2006, SPC re-released eight Pedro Almodóvar masterpieces in a festival called Viva Pedro!皇冠足球比分网 in theaters throughout the United States.

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Bios:

Michael Barker

As Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Michael Barker (with Tom Bernard) has distributed (and quite often produced) some of the finest independent movies over the past 30 years. Previously he was an executive at United Artists (1980-1983) and went on to co-found Orion Classics (1983-1991) and Sony Pictures Classics.

Over the span of his career, Barker’s films have received 173 Academy Award® nominations including several for Best Picture: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME; WHIPLASH; AMOUR; MIDNIGHT IN PARIS; AN EDUCATION; CAPOTE for which Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Academy Award® for Best Actor; CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, recognized as the highest grossing foreign film of all time in North America; and HOWARDS END, for which Emma Thompson won the Academy Award® for Best Actress. His companies' 39 Academy Award® wins include Best Actresses Cate Blanchett (BLUE JASMINE) and Julianne Moore (STILL ALICE), Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH), Best Supporting Actress Marcia Gay Harden (POLLOCK) and Best Original Screenplays by Woody Allen (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) and Pedro Almodóvar (TALK TO HER); as well as 5 for Best Documentary Feature, including SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, INSIDE JOB and FOG OF WAR, and 14 for Best Foreign Language Film including BABETTE’S FEAST, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, A SEPARATION, AMOUR, SON OF SAUL, and A FANTASTIC WOMAN

皇冠足球比分网Barker has collaborated with some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Pedro Almodóvar, Mike Leigh, Louis Malle, Zhang Yimou, Susanne Bier, the Dardenne brothers, Jonathan Demme, R W Fassbinder, Michael Haneke, Nicole Holofcener, Akira Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Sally Potter, Francois Truffaut, Wim Wenders and Agniezka Holland, all of whom he’s worked with on multiple occasions, as well as Robert Altman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Francis Coppola, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro, Norman Jewison, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Damien Chazelle, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Maren Ade.

皇冠足球比分网Over the years, Barker has released features from American masters (ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, SWEET AND LOWDOWN) and new American filmmakers (WHIPLASH, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, TAKE SHELTER, POLLOCK, SLACKER, WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, FROZEN RIVER); cutting edge films (KUNG FU HUSTLE, MOON, ORLANDO, RUN LOLA RUN, THE RAID); animated features (THE RED TURTLE, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLVILLE, PERSEPOLIS, WALTZ WITH BASHIR); feature documentaries (RED ARMY, SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, DOGTOWN AND THE Z BOYS, CRUMB, WINGED MIGRATION, IT MIGHT GET LOUD, THE GATEKEEPERS, TIM’S VERMEER, THE ARMSTRONG LIE) and foreign films (ELLE, TONI ERDMANN, RAN, A PROPHET, WHITE RIBBON, TALK TO HER, CENTRAL STATION, WINGS OF DESIRE).

皇冠足球比分网He and his colleagues have also restored and theatrically reissued some of the great films of the past including THE PASSENGER, THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINIS, MURMUR OF THE HEART, and the classic films by Indian master Satyajit Ray.

Honors bestowed on Barker and Bernard include the Honors Award from the Directors Guild of America, the FINDIE Spirit Award in Los Angeles, the GLAAD Media Award, the Gotham Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project in New York and the Spirit of Independence Award from Film Independent at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Under his and Bernard’s leadership, Sony Pictures Classics received the Special Recognition Award from the Sony Corporation CEO two years in a row (1999 and 2000). He and Mr. Bernard were awarded the esteemed French Legion of Honor from the French government in acknowledgment for their contributions to French culture over the past 30 years. Most recently he and Mr. Bernard were awarded The Women in Film Beacon Award from Women in Film Los Angeles in recognition of their unmatched support of female filmmakers throughout their careers.

皇冠足球比分网Barker currently serves as Co-Chairman on the Museum of the Moving Image Board of Directors, the Entertainment Media and Technology Dean’s Advisory Board at the NYU Stern School of Business, and has served as Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Film Program and on the Visiting Committee to the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago and in 2016 he was inducted in the Texas Film Hall of Fame. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas.

Tom Bernard

皇冠足球比分网As Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Tom Bernard (with Michael Barker) has distributed (and quite often produced) some of the finest independent movies over the past 30 years. Previously he was an executive at United Artists (1980-1983) and went on to co-found Orion Classics (1983-1991) and Sony Pictures Classics.

Over the span of his career, Bernard’s films have received 173 Academy Award® nominations including several for Best Picture: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH; AMOUR; MIDNIGHT IN PARIS; AN EDUCATION; CAPOTE for which Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Academy Award® for Best Actor; CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, recognized as the highest grossing foreign film of all time in North America; and HOWARDS END, for which Emma Thompson won the Academy Award® for Best Actress. His companies' 39 Academy Award® wins include Best Actresses Cate Blanchett (BLUE JASMINE) and Julianne Moore (STILL ALICE), Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH), Best Supporting Actress Marcia Gay Harden (POLLOCK) and Best Original Screenplays by Woody Allen (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) and Pedro Almodóvar (TALK TO HER); as well as 5 for Best Documentary Feature, including SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, INSIDE JOB and FOG OF WAR, and 14 for Best Foreign Language Film including BABETTE’S FEAST, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, A SEPARATION, AMOUR, SON OF SAUL, and A FANTASTIC WOMAN.

皇冠足球比分网Bernard has collaborated with some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Pedro Almodóvar, Mike Leigh, Louis Malle, Zhang Yimou, Susanne Bier, the Dardenne brothers, Jonathan Demme, R W Fassbinder, Michael Haneke, Nicole Holofcener, Akira Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Sally Potter, Francois Truffaut, Wim Wenders and Agniezka Holland, all of whom he’s worked with on multiple occasions, as well as Robert Altman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Francis Coppola, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro, Norman Jewison, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Damien Chazelle, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Maren Ade.

皇冠足球比分网Over the years, Bernard has released features from American masters (ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, SWEET AND LOWDOWN) and new American filmmakers (WHIPLASH, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, TAKE SHELTER, POLLOCK, SLACKER, WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, FROZEN RIVER); cutting edge films (KUNG FU HUSTLE, MOON, ORLANDO, RUN LOLA RUN, THE RAID); animated features (THE RED TURTLE, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLVILLE, PERSEPOLIS, WALTZ WITH BASHIR); feature documentaries (RED ARMY, SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, DOGTOWN AND THE Z BOYS, CRUMB, WINGED MIGRATION, IT MIGHT GET LOUD, THE GATEKEEPERS, TIM’S VERMEER, THE ARMSTRONG LIE) and foreign films (ELLE, TONI ERDMANN, RAN, A PROPHET, WHITE RIBBON, TALK TO HER, CENTRAL STATION, WINGS OF DESIRE).

皇冠足球比分网He and his colleagues have also restored and theatrically reissued some of the great films of the past including THE PASSENGER, THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINIS, MURMUR OF THE HEART, and the classic films by Indian master Satyajit Ray.

皇冠足球比分网Bernard was previously the co-founder of Orion Classics (1983-1991), which released Akira Kurosawa's Oscar®-winning film RAN. Bernard also ran the first studio specialized distribution company, United Artists Classics (1981-1983) where he released films by R.W. Fassbinder (LOLA, VERONIKA VOSS) and François Truffaut (THE LAST METRO). He is the New Jersey State Film Commissioner and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Sundance Advisory Board, the Los Angeles Film Festival Advisory Board, the Count Basie Theatre Foundation Board of Directors, the Atlantic Highland Arts Council Advisory Board and the Monmouth County Arts Council, as well as Theatre Co-Chair for the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival. He and Mr. Barker have been recognized for their work with the insignia of Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government and the Spirit of Independence Award from Film Independent at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. Most recently, he and Mr. Barker were awarded the esteemed French Legion of Honor from the French government in acknowledgment for their contributions to French culture over the past 30 years. He and Mr. Bernard were awarded The Women in Film Beacon Award from Women in Film Los Angeles in recognition of their unmatched support of female filmmakers throughout their careers. Mr. Bernard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Marcie Bloom

Marcie Bloom is the co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics—a company that distributes, finances and produces independent films from the United States and around the world. Recent successes include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Pollock, Sweet and Lowdown, All About My Mother and The Tao of Steve. Previously Marcie worked at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, for Gaumont under Columbia’s Triumph Films label, and for PMK Public Relations, where she joined Michael Barker and Tom Bernard as a publicist for over five years before becoming their partner in 1989. Academy Award-winning films she released include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Pollock, One Day in September, All About My Mother, Howards End, Babette’s Feast, Indochine, Ran, Cyrano de Bergerac, Burnt by the Sun, Belle Epoque, and Anne Frank Remembered.

She has worked with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers including: Ang Lee, Woody Allen, Francois Truffaut, Akira Kurosawa, Louis Malle, Wim Wenders, R.W. Fassbinder, Lily Tomlin, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Linklater, Zhang Yimou, Merchant Ivory, John Sayles, John Boorman, David Mamet, Neil LaBute, Errol Morris, Sally Potter, Don Roos, Gary Oldman, Allison Anders, Hal Hartley, and Mike Figgis.

Ms. Bloom has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.