Moritz Borman - Details


Beginning in German television production on the 1970's as a producer and director, Moritz Borman became a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles in 1977. In L.A. Borman segued into producing and directing programs for European television as well as TV commercials for American and European advertising agencies.

Borman produced a number of films between 1984 and 1989 including John Huston's "Under the Volcano" (special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, and two Academy Award nominations); "The Lightship" for CBS, starring Robert Duvall and Klaus-Maria Brandauer; "Homer and Edie" starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi (First Prize, San Sebastian Film Festival); and "Seven Minutes" starring Brian Dennehy and Klaus Maria Brandauer (outstanding Film of the Year, London Film Festival).

In the 1990s, Borman turned his attention to film financing and the acquisition of film libraries. In 1997 he formed Pacifica Entertainment, a multifaceted Los Angeles based film, entertainment company backed by the European production company IMF. IMF/Pacifica has produced such films as "Clay Pigeons" starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn and Janeane Garafalo, "Where the Money Is" starring Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino, and the upcoming "Nurse Betty" starring Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock, and "The Crow: Salvation" starring Kirsten Dunst, Eric Mabius and Fred Ward.

In early 2000, Borman merged his Pacifica Entertainment with Intermedia Films, headed by Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, to form IM Internationlmedia AG, which has been listed on the Frankfurt Neuer Market stock exchange since May 2000. Intermedia is a diversified entertainment investment company with offices in London, Los Angeles and Munich, that develops, finances and distributes motion pictures in collaboration with leading producing partners.

Borman, East and Sinclair recently produced IMF's latest project The Wedding Planner starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, set for an early 2001 release. The trio will also executive produce major forthcoming titles such as "K-19: The Widowmaker" starring Harrison Ford, "Basic Instinct 2" with Sharon Stone, "Terminator 3" with Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Adaptation" starring Nicholas Cage, and "The Quiet American" starring Brendan Fraser.