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Jon Berg

In January of 2000, Berg founded a management and production company, which soon thereafter evolved into Guy Walks into a Bar, a collaboration with long-time friend, screenwriter, director and novelist, Todd Komarnicki. Elf is the first film produced through their shingle.

Berg began his career at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (BGE) in 1995, where he worked under famed entertainment mogul manager Bernie Brillstein in his motion-picture department. There, while still an assistant, Berg set-up his first picture, a remake of The Toy, for Sony. While at BGE, Mark Canton, the former head of Sony Pictures, tapped Berg to help start his production company at Warner Bros. studios. During his three-year tenure at Canton, he oversaw the development of 30 projects including Get Carter and Angel Eyes starring Jennifer Lopez.

In 1998, Universal Studios Chairwoman, Stacey Snider, hired Berg away as a Director of Development. At Universal, Berg was instrumental in finding, buying and developing The Bourne Identity starring Matt Damon and directed by Doug Liman. He was also an executive on American Pie, Josie and the Pussycats, and Big Fat Liar.

Berg runs Guy Walks into a Bar's production division and is developing many projects at different studios including The Retreat with David Dorfman (Anger Management) at New Line and Dillinger with Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney at Warners.

Berg is the executive producer on MGM's Out of Time, a thriller directed by Carl Franklin starring Denzel Washington, which premiered at this year's Toronto Film Festival and was released nationwide in October, 2003.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jon Berg Facts

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Selected Filmography

Lovelife
Clear History
Years of the Beast
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Volume 2
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Volume 1
Meet Dave
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Volume 3
Skinwalker Ranch
The Island President
Elf
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