Visual & Media 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.

Reisman has served as Professor of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and was the director of a new graduate program in film and performance.  She has numerous film projects in active development.  Reisman is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.


Office: Ansin 1307

Phone: 3864


Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.