School of the Arts Faculty

Linda Reisman

Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence (2010)

B.F.A. Antioch College
M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute

Linda Reisman

Linda Reisman is an independent film producer who has also served as an executive and university professor. For several years, she was the Head of Production for Francis Coppola's American Zoetrope and supervised development, production, and completion of Zoetrope's slate. Reisman served as executive producer on Jeepers Creepers, No Such Thing, Assassination Tango, and Pumpkin for the company.

Reisman also produced Waking the Dead, directed by Keith Gordon and starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly; and the critically acclaimed Affliction, directed by Paul Schrader and based on the novel by Russell Banks, which starred Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte, Academy Award winner James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, and Willem Dafoe. Other projects she produced include Keith Gordon's Mother Night and Schrader's Light Sleeper, The Comfort of Strangers, and Patty Hearst.

Prior to joining Emerson, Reisman served as Professor of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and was the director of a new graduate program in film and performance. 

Current projects in development include The Danish Girl which Tom Hooper will direct in 2015, starring Eddie Redmayne; My Abandonment which Debra Granik is developing from a book by Peter Rock, and development of two critically acclaimed novels by Russell Banks, American Darling (based on The Darling) and Continental Drift.

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


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