Shortly after graduating from Northwestern University and starting his career as a coffee boy for Tom Hanks on the Gary Marshall-directed NOTHING IN COMMON and working as a production assistant on HANOI HILTON starring Michael Moriarty, David Soul and Jeffrey Jones, Posner went to work for world-renowned filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, playing a key role in the financing, distribution, marketing and PR for his early films, including his breakthrough Academy Award-nominated WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. He went on to produce Almodovar's Golden Globe nominee HIGH HEELS and TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN starring Antonio Banderas. In 1992, Posner created his own production company and film production fund, Filmania. He produced several films, including UNCOVERED, directed by Jim McBride and starring Kate Beckinsale; LOST IN TRANSIT, starring Jean Rochefort; STIFF UPPER LIPS, starring Sir Peter Ustinov and METROLAND starring Christian Bale. He also helped structure financing for several films including Roman Polanski’s DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and Sally Potter's TANGO LESSON.
In 2001, Posner became a studio executive and served as Managing Director of Warner Bros Pictures Int´l Spain. During that time he was responsible for theatrical distribution and marketing in Spain of over 130 WB films including the first 3 installments of HARRY POTTER, THE MATRIX sequels, the Tom Cruise vehicle THE LAST SAMURAI and Keanu Reeves' CONSTANTINE amongst many others. Posner helped launch WB's local production division and served as a local Executive liaison on Guillermo del Toro's Academy Award-nominated PAN'S LABYRINTH and Milos Forman's GOYA'S GHOSTS starring Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem.
In 2007, he co-founded an international Film sales company, 6 Sales, which has handled foreign sales on over 50 films including Sally Potter's RAGE starring Jude Law and early works from director Alfonso Cuaron. In 2009 Posner sold that company and joined forces with Antonio Banderas and 3D animated studio Kandor Graphics. Together they produced 3 animated features; THE MISSING LYNX, JUSTIN, THE KNIGHTS OF VALOR starring Saoirse Ronan, Freddy Highmore and Julie Walters; and the short film, THE LADY AND THE REAPER which received an Academy Award nomination in 2009 for Best Animated Short Film.
In 2014 Posner and Paco Arango formed a venture in to jointly produce films directed by Arango, including THE HEALER starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Camilla Luddington, Jorge Garcia and Jonathan Pryce.
Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Producer ALEC (Oliver Jackson Cohen) is a gambling; womanizing bankrupt electrical repairman is living on borrowed time forced to return to his Nova Scotia family home for a year. There he discovers that he may be in possession of a mysterious family "gift" for Healing. He refuses to accept such nonsense, but remarkably, people who come into contact are becoming cured. CECILIA (Camilla Luddington) the beautiful local Vet, together with the whole town are sure Alec is "the one." RICHARD (Jonathan Pryce) a long lost uncle who arranged for his return explains that he has to either accept or reject his gift on the precise moment of his 30th birthday. At a stirring town hall meeting, Alec rejects the gift to the town's dismay. The next morning Alec meets ABIGAIL (Kaylin Bernard) a sassy, worldly and beautiful 14yr old who's stricken with incurable cancer. Through sheer force of character, Abigail gets Alec to accept playing to the part of "The Healer" to provide her parents with hope, however false...
In the Box
Film (Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport and 1 More) Producer Jack, a hockey virtuoso and Andrew, a computer genius are both figuring out what life has in store for them now that their college experience is largely behind them. Despite the contrast between brain and brawn, they are complimentary opposites, doppelgangers. Together they make a complete man, and rely on each other to confront this important trial of life. Jack divides his time between his hockey team, headed by an unrelenting coach and Faye, his professor turned lover and their clandestine rendezvous. He takes on a destiny that has been set out in stone for him. Andy is dealing with a nonexistent social life. His hypersensitivity and intellect feed a void between the way he sees reality and the way he is seen by his surrounding world. Our 'hacktivist' begins his decent to a point of no return with a plan to make a mark. The story ends when their lives begin. Written by Production
Justin and the Knights of Valour
Film (Animation, Adventure and Family) Producer Justin lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to be become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald, the chief counsel to the Queen, wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved Grandmother and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara, Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty Talia, a quirky wizard called Melquiades, and the handsome Sir Clorex and is mentored by three monks; Blucher, Legantir and Braulio, who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour. Whilst an unlikely candidate for knighthood, Justin must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight Sir Heraclio and his army, lead by Sota, return and threaten to destroy the Kingdom. Written by KANDOR Graphics
The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte)
La dama y la muert (Animation, Short, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Producer A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again. One night, while sleeping, her life fades out and she is invited to cross death's door. Bue when she is about to do so, the old lady wakes up inside a hospital's ward: and arrogant doctor has taken her back to life and he will fight hard against death to recover the old lady's life at any cost. Written by Anonymous
El lince perdido
Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 1 More) Producer A group of animals look for a way off of an eccentric billionaire's own personal Noah's Ark.
Stiff Upper Lips
Film (Comedy) Producer Young upper-class fellow Edward arrives with his friend Cedric at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily. Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George. Old Aunt Agnes sends all the bunch off, first to Italy and then to India, so Emily would forget George, who is an undesirable partner for her because of class differences, and choose Cedric. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris when he lived with and enjoyed a torrid affair with Annick. It was also in Paris that he first met and fell in love with Marion. The temptations and pressure exerted on Chris by Toni to return to their former carefree life of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll soon starts to have an impact on Chris's marriage. He starts to question his values, his lifestyle choices and his relationship with Marion and even suspects her of starting an affair with Toni whom she dislikes! Eventually circumstances come to a head and Chris is forced to decide whether to follow Toni back to the hedonistic, irresponsible life of his youth or face the harsh realities of the present and stay with Marion. Written by Mark Smith <email@example.com>
Film (Thriller) Producer While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that one of his forefathers was killed, the painting might identify the murderer. When Julia's friend is killed she understands that there is more to it. She consults Domenec, a chess genius who reconstructs the game from the painting. With any piece he takes, somebody dies. Written by Radboud Bruinsma <Radboud_Bruinsma@hg.maus.de>
Tombés du ciel
Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer A traveller who has lost his passport in a Paris airport while between flights is restricted to a special transit zone. There he finds a group of similarly lost people hiding out and living from hand-to-mouth, reliant on their ingenuity to survive. Written by David Kinne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <email@example.com>
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance) Producer Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina, a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince her to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so he ties her up. Will this approach endear him to her? Written by Colin Tinto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Hanoi Hilton
Film (Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. The film focuses on the resistance the prisoners gave to their captors and the strong bonds formed by the Americans during their captivity. Written by mike407
One More Saturday Night
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.
Nothing in Common
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life. Written by Pat McCurry <email@example.com>
Academy Award Nomination Short Animated Film
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)