April 16, 1955
The gears of the filmmaking process need to be kept well oiled by the dealmakers and money men of the industry or few projects would ever be made. Producer Moritz Borman is one of the people whose efforts provide the means for movies to see the light of day. He was a television producer in his native Germany in the 1970s and moved to Hollywood, earning a director fellowship at the American Film Institute in 1977. He continued to produce shows in Europe during this time and acted as director on a number of commercials for both European and American companies for the next several years. His first venture into feature filmmaking came as a producer on John Huston's adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's "Under the Volcano" in 1984. He rounded out the '80s with two Klaus Maria Brandauer vehicles, "The Lightship" and "Seven Minutes," and the Whoopi Goldberg/Jim Belushi crime comedy "Homer and Eddie." Borman then turned to film finance in the 1990s, forming Pacifica Entertainment in Los Angeles, which was backed by European giant IMF (Internationale Medien und Film). In 2000, the firms merged, forming IM Internationalmedia AG, a financier and distributor of films working with various production companies. Borman has been executive producer for such diverse films as "Nurse Betty," "The Wedding Planner," "The Quiet American," two films in "The Terminator" franchise, and three Oliver Stone movies.