HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
DAVID HEYMAN (PRODUCER)
was educated in England and the United States. He began his career as a production runner on Milos Forman's Ragtime and David Lean's A Passage to India.
Heyman went to Los Angeles in 1986 to become a Creative Executive at Warner Bros., working on such films as Gorillas in the Mist and Goodfellas. He moved on to become a Vice President at United Artists before embarking on a career as an independent producer. The first film he produced was Ernest Dickenson's Juice, starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. As an independent filmmaker, Heyman has produced several films including the cult classic The Daytrippers, which was directed by Greg Mottola and stars Liev Schreiber, Parker Posey. Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. The film was made on a shoestring budget in New York and became an impressive critical and commercial success.
In 1997 Heyman returned to the U.K. and founded Heyday Films with the intention of building on his unique relationships in the U.S. and Europe to produce truly international films of all sizes. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first film to be developed and produced by Heyday.
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