Ben Stillman is Senior Vice President of Black Bear Pictures, where he has worked since the company’s formation.
Ben has been a part of the creation and production of a number of films while at Black Bear. Most recently, Ben produced BARRY, directed by Vikram Gandhi, which sold to Netflix after premiering at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. He is Executive Producer of GOLD, directed by Steve Gaghan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Co-Producer of BROKEN CITY and A.C.O.D., and Associate Producer of AT ANY PRICE. He was also actively involved in the development and production of eight-time Academy Award-nominated THE IMITATION GAME, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
In 2016, Ben was named one of Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch. He has also served on the Board of Directors for prominent Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures.
Prior to Black Bear, Ben worked at Cinetic International, selling international distribution rights for such films as EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, MEEK’S CUTOFF, and Diego Luna’s ABEL.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and English with a concentration on Creative Writing from Stanford University. He lives in Los Angeles.