Howard Bernstein: Producer
Howard Bernstein is co-president of Eureka Pictures, Inc. is the New
York-based production company founded in 1995. The company is committed
to producing low budget, independent feature films with unique
perspectives, focusing on emerging directorial talent.
Eureka Pictures produced Bart Freundlich's first feature, The Myth of
Fingerprints, starring Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider, Blythe
Danner and James LeGros which premiered in the dramatic competition at the
1997 Sundance film Festival. The film was executive produced by Good
Machine and was shot on location in rural Maine. Sony Classics released
the film in September 1997 with Columbia TriStar Home Video handling
Eureka recently completed Alexandre Rockwell's (In The Soup) new film,
Louis and Frank, featuring Tony Curtis and Steve Buscemi. Produced in
association with Paris-based Why Not Productions and MK2 Productions, the
film was shot in New York City.
Eureka's first feature Breathing Room, was directed by Jon Sherman, and
features some of New York's best young acting talent. Released by Arrow
Releasing, Breathing Room has been shown at a number of international
festivals and at the Angelika Film Center in New York.
Michael LaHaie: Editor/Assoc. Producer
Michael LaHaie was born and raised in Michigan and studied film at San
Francisco State University. While in San Francisco, he made the
award-winning short film Critizen that played in numerous festivals
including the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. LaHaie later moved onto New
York and worked at Miramax Films in the Broadcast and Video Production
department where he worked on original documentaries for television as
well as other productions including a promotional documentary for John
Pierson's book, Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes.
Eventually, LaHaie left
Miramax to edit the pilot of Split Screen and is now the full-time editor
and associate producer of the show.
Marina Zenovich: Associate Producer
Marina Zenovich joins the SPLIT SCREEN staff this year as segment producer
as well as associate producer after having spent the last two years making her
first film, INDEPENDENT'S DAY, a documentary about independent filmmakers
the changing independent film scene in Park City, Utah. INDEPENDENT'S DAY
will be screening throughout the year at various film festivals including
Slamdance, Santa Barbara, South by Southwest, New Haven, and the BBC Short
Film Festival in London.
Before making INDEPENDENT'S DAY, Marina held a variety of jobs including:
playing a studio executive in Robert Altman's THE PLAYER (the "Can't we
about anything other than Hollywood?" scene), serving as one of Jerry
press representatives during the 1992 presidential campaign, walking Kyle
MacLachlan's surly dogs and answering Jimmy Caan's telephone. She has also
worked at ICM, UTA, AWA, and besides starring in the never-released indie
AIMLESS, she "discovered" her co-star in the film in a deli in Soho -- the
same deli she now frequents working at SPLIT SCREEN.
She has written articles, acted Off and Off-Off Broadway, directed
REAL FILMMAKERS, IFC's original series which features highlights of IFP
Meet The Director Series, and worked at IFC's Next Wave Films.