Albert Berger formed Bona Fide Productions with Ron Yerxa in 1992. Their producing credits include King of the Hill, Election, Cold Mountain, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine and Nebraska.
Film producer Albert Berger ’75 talks about his 28 years in the business and working on projects such as Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Cold Mountain (2003) and Nebraska (2013).
At this year’s Sundance Film Festival they premiered Juliet, Naked (Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd) and What They Had (Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster) with both films voted “favorites” by the audience. They are currently completing The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson.
Berger’s executive producing credits include the award-winning documentary Crumb, the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart and the Levon Helm documentary Ain’t In It For My Health. Berger and Yerxa were also co-executive producers on the current HBO series “The Leftovers”.
After graduating from Tufts University, Albert Berger returned to his native Chicago where he owned and managed the Sandburg Theatre, a revival showcase for obscure and classic films. He attended Columbia University film school before moving to Los Angeles to write scripts for Paramount, TriStar, MGM, Orion, and producer Roger Corman. Berger went on to serve as Vice President of Development for Marvin Worth Productions where he worked on several projects, including Malcolm X.