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Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein

After graduating from Princeton University, Bernstein worked as an animator, a roadie for Laurie Anderson, a television producer, and a video editor for Jonathan Demme. He directed his first music video in 1986. Since then, Bernstein has created over seventy music videos for some of industry's most popular artists, including The B-52s, Bruce Springsteen, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top, 10,000 Maniacs and Ween.

Bernstein also enjoys a reputation for his innovative direction for television, ranging from Homicide to Strangers With Candy for Comedy Central, The Adventures of Pete and Pete for the Nickelodeon Network, and John Leguizamo's House of Buggin', to chilling crime re-enactments for Fox Television's America's Most Wanted.

In 1993, Bernstein directed his first motion picture, the feature film adaptation of Saturday Night Live's gender-bending popular subject, It's Pat. He then paired with writer/publisher Marc Gerald to collaborate on the screenplay adaptation of the celebrated novel Portrait of a Young Man Drowning for his first independent feature, Six Ways to Sunday.

Among his many honors and awards, Bernstein received a 1997 Cable Ace Award for his short subject, Inside Eddie Johnson, which starred Academy Award-winning actress, Susan Sarandon. He garnered a 1997 Silver Palm at the Cannes commercial competition for Meann-Ericson's Fishing, MTV and Billboard Music Video Awards for Love Shack, and a good citizenship medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Adam Bernstein Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Producer
BirthdayMay 7, 1960 (57)
SignTaurus
BirthplacePrinceton, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.