A producer for over twenty-five years, Michael Nozik has made numerous award-winning films. In 1994 he received an Academy Award nomination for best picture for Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford, and in 2004 he won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Picture in a Foreign Language for The Motorcycle Diaries. He is currently partnered with Paul Haggis in their production company, HWY 61, in Venice, CA.
Most recently, Nozik was a consulting producer on the HBO six-hour miniseries “Show Me a Hero” written by “The Wire”‘s David Simon and Bill Zorzi and directed by Paul Haggis. Nozik produced HWY 61’s second feature project Third Person, written and directed by Hwy 61 partner Paul Haggis and starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, and Oliva Wilde. In 2010 he produced The Next Three Days, also written and directed by Paul Haggis. The film starred Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson. Amongst HWY 61’s upcoming projects that Nozik will produce is Rangers Apprentice, a 10-book franchise action/adventure series of novels written by John Flanagan, which Paul Haggis will direct from a script he co-wrote with Alyssa Haggis. Also on the HWY 61 slate is Cell 211, a remake of the award winning Spanish film Celda 211, and “Code-37” a television series based on the hit Belgian show and subsequent movie of same name.
Prior to the formation of HWY 61, Nozik produced Love in the Time of Cholera, which was directed by Mike Newell and stars Javier Bardem. He also produced the Academy Award-winning film Syriana, written and directed by GOLD director Stephen Gaghan and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Jeffrey Wright.
In 2004, Nozik produced the much-acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles and starring Gael Garcia Bernal.
As a founding partner of Serenade Films, Nozik executive produced Game Six, directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.; 12 And Holding, directed by Michael Cuesta; Great New Wonderful, directed by Danny Leiner and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tony Shalhoub; as well as The Narrows.
While president of Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, Nozik also produced People I Know, starring Al Pacino, Kim Basinger and Tea Leoni; The Legend of Bagger Vance, directed by Redford and starring Matt Damon and Will Smith; How To Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn; Slums of Beverly Hills, starring Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei; and She’s The One, with Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.
Prior to partnering with Redford, Nozik produced three films directed by Mira Nair: The Perez Family, Mississippi Masala starring Denzel Washington, and finally, the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay.
His other producing credits include Thunderheart starring Val Kilmer, Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving, and, for television, the Tony Hillerman novel, “Skin Walkers”.