Laura Bickford - Details


LAURA BICKFORD made her producing debut with "Citizen X" for HBO Pictures in 1995. Based on the true story of Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, the telefilm was written and directed by Chris Gerolmo and starred Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow. "Citizen X" received a CableACE Award for Best Picture, and earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. For his performance, Sutherland received both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

After studying filmmaking at, and graduating from, Sarah Lawrence College, Bickford worked as a production manager on political commercials in New York City. She worked in Paris for Robert Altman as production assistant on "Beyond Therapy" (1987). Shortly thereafter, she moved to London, where she lived for five years. She produced music videos (over 50, in the United States and in Europe) and developed feature films for Luc Roeg and Jeremy Thomas' Vivid Productions.

Bickford subsequently moved to Los Angeles and partnered with writer/director Matthew Chapman at his Hollywood Pictures-based company, Asylum Films. Following her tenure at Asylum and production of "Citizen X," she produced "Playing God" with Beacon Pictures. Directed by Andy Wilson and starring David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, and Angelina Jolie, the film was released by Touchstone Pictures in October 1997.

Most recently, she produced "Bongwater" with Alessandro Uzielli. Directed by Richard Sears and starring Luke Wilson and Alicia Witt, the independent feature was released in September 1999.

Cited by Variety last spring as one of "10 Producers to Watch," Bickford's upcoming projects include "At Long Last," a comedy to star Steve Martin and be directed by Griffin Dunne.