Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer

Michael Mailer has been working extensively in the independent film business since graduating from Harvard University in 1987. He co-wrote and produced his first feature film, “A Fool And His Money”, starring Sandra Bullock and George Plimpton in 1988. Since then, he has produced 20 feature films, including the critically acclaimed “Two Girls and a Guy” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Heather Graham (20th Century Fox, 1998), “Black and White” starring Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson (Sony Pictures, 1999), and “Empire” starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard (Universal Studios, 2002). Additionally, Michael recently had another two films released through Sony, the mixed martial arts urban western, “Blood and Bone”, as well as the Hitchcock remake and psychological thriller, “The Lodger.” Michael screened his latest feature film, “The Ledge,” starring Liv Tyler, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam in the main category competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The film will be released this summer by IFC.

Norman and Michael Mailer

Maidstone: Underground Filmmaking’s Altamont

My father, Norman Mailer, once wrote that film exists somewhere between memory and dream. We recall a film—a good film—the way we recall our memories: fragments crystallized in our minds as visuals of a dream (or a nightmare), points of light ...

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