Michael Heimler serves as Head of Production & Finance, where he has worked since 2013.
At Black Bear, Michael is actively involved with all projects on Black Bear’s slate, focusing on physical production, post production, business & legal affairs, finance, reviewing creative submissions and working closely with Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures.
Most recently, Michael Produced J Blakeson’s I CARE A LOT starring Rosamund Pike & Peter Dinklage, and Executive Produced Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s THE FRIEND starring Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson, and Casey Affleck,and Dave Franco’s THE RENTAL starring Alison Brie & Dan Stevens.
Previously, Michael was an Executive Producer on BEN IS BACK, written & directed by Peter Hedges and starring Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges, LIGHT OF MY LIFE, written, directed by and starring Casey Affleck, and a Co-Producer on GOLD, directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring Matthew McConaughey.
Prior to Black Bear, Michael worked in the motion picture talent department of United Talent Agency in its New York office.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts – Film and Television from The University of Wisconsin – Madison.
After making the cross country move with the company, Michael now resides in Los Angeles, California.