British Producer Julia Verdin has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers, with over 30 critically acclaimed feature films produced to date. She founded and has been running Rough Diamond Productions since 1995.
Julia has produced acclaimed theatrical releases and top film festival favorites including the recent 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Zane. Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher and David O’Hara. Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes; and Riding The Bullet based on a Stephen King story, directed by Mick Garris, and starring David Arquette, Jonathan Jackson, Erica Christensen and Barbara Hershey. Her faith based film, Lionsgate release, The Least Among You, starring Lou Gossett Jr., Lauren Holly and William Devane, was featured in major festivals and was nominated for two N.A.A.C.P awards. Julia also recently Executive Produced Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia to be released by Lionsgate in 2015. Currently in post production is The Unwilling starring Dina Meyer, Lance Henriksen and Jake Thomas as well as her directorial debut Lost Girls starring Bar Paly, Marisol Nichols and Jamie Harris.
Julia is also a top indie film consultant and has helped many filmmakers get their films into production, lectures regularly on filmmaking and is author of producing guide Success in films http://successinfilm.com
Julia received the La Femme 2015 Executive Achievement Award and was honored for her work in film and supporting female filmmakers and was a judge at 2015 LA shorts fest.
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