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William Horberg

William Horberg is the principal of Wonderland Films, a new production company at Dreamworks SKG. Prior to Wonderland, Horberg was partnered for eleven years with Sydney Pollack and later Anthony Minghella in their film and television production company Mirage Enterprises. During his tenure at Mirage, Horberg produced Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, as well as The Quiet American, directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser, and Heaven, directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi.

Horberg also produced Sliding Doors starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Blow Dry directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Alan Rickman and Natasha Richardson, and Searching For Bobby Fischer, directed by Steve Zaillian and starring Joe Mantegna and Ben Kingsley.For television, he was Executive Producer of Poodle Springs, directed by Bob Rafelson for HBO, and was the creator and producer of Fallen Angels, an anthology series of hard-boiled crime stories for Showtime.Prior to working at Mirage, Horberg joined Paramount Pictures in 1987 as a Creative Executive and was eventually promoted to Senior Vice-President of Production. During his tenure at Paramount he oversaw the development and production of such films as The Addams Family, Dead Again, Regarding Henry, Naked Gun 2 1/2, Soapdish, Godfather III, and Ghost among others.

Born in Chicago, he attended Wesleyan University and The Berklee College of Music, where he majored in Flute Performance. In 1979, he opened the Sandburg Theater in downtown Chicago as one of the city's first repertory movie theaters. Horberg then formed FutureVision, Inc., an independent film and TV production and distribution company in Chicago, where he produced a cable-TV series on Blues Legends including Muddy Waters, Albert King and Bobby Blue Bland.

As an independent producer, Horberg was also executive producer on A Rage In Harlem directed by Bill Duke and associate producer on Miami Blues, a Jonathan Demme production, directed by George Armitage and starring Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

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