Barry Josephson is a veteran Hollywood producer and president of Josephson Entertainment, whose films have earned more than $1 Billion at the worldwide box office, and whose dozen-plus television series and specials across multiple genres have spanned two decades. His background in entertainment has ranged from talent manager to President of Production for Columbia/Sony Pictures to independent producer.
His motion picture credits include “Enchanted,” starring Amy Adams and Patrick, and its long-awaited hit sequel “Disenchanted,” bringing together the beloved cast, along with newcomers including Maya Rudolph. His additional motion picture credits include “The Ladykillers,” written and directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Tom Hanks; family adventure film “Aliens in the Attic”; thriller “Hide & Seek,” starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning; romantic comedy “Life As We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel; international hit comedy “Dirty Grandpa,” starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron; NBA darling “Like Mike”; “Wild Wild West,” directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith; “The Last Boy Scout,” starring Bruce Willis; and “Ricochet,” starring Denzel Washington.
His upcoming film projects include “Circle of Treason” at Focus Features; “Untitled Steve Wise Project,” a biopic about the leading animal rights activist, with Thor Freudenthal attached to direct; “The Fall Of Saigon,” starring Mark Wahlberg; “Endling: The Last,” based on the New York Times bestseller by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate; “Caster,” a YA Scholastic novel set up at Paramount Pictures in partnership with Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures; and “Harlem Hell Fighters” a WWI musical biopic about a band of black musicians from Harlem who volunteers to fight for their country.
In television, Josephson produced the global hit series “Bones” on FOX, which aired for 12 seasons, as well as AMC’s period drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” Amazon’s “The Tick” and the Netflix series “Ultraviolet.” Additional television credits include the FOX drama “The Finder,” critically acclaimed “Maximum Bob,” “Fantasy Island” and the cable series “Tales from the Crypt.”
Previously, Josephson was President of Worldwide Production for Columbia/Sony Pictures, responsible for launching such hits as “Men In Black,” “Air Force One,” “In The Line Of Fire,” “The Fifth Element,” “Anaconda,” “Bad Boys,” “The Professional” and “The Craft,” and held a similar post at Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures, overseeing films such as “Die Hard 2,” and “Lethal Weapon 3.” He was a founder of Sandollar Films, which produced the cult classic feature “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Josephson is a founding member of Comic Relief, an active supporter of The Commitment to Life Benefit for AIDS Project LA, and the NHL Entertainment Board. Josephson is a founder of Austin Film Festival and serves on the board of directors. He also serves as a Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) Foundation Trustee.