Producer Martin Bregman dies at 92

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 09, 2019

Bregman was scheduled to produce David Ayer's upcoming adaptation of Scarface.

Martin Bregman, who producedScarfaceandDog Day Afternoon, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday,according toThe Hollywood Reporter. He was 92.

Bregman was scheduled to produce David Ayer's upcoming adaptation of Scarface.
He and actor Al Pacino had a long, successful partnership, with Bregman also producing Carlito's Way, Serpico, and Sea of Love with Pacino, who he discovered in an off-Broadway play.

"I'm missing a lot not having him around anymore," Pacino said after the producer retired in 2014. "He was what is so rare in what we do: a facilitator. You need a facilitator."

Bregman also collaborated often with writer and director Alan Alda, most notably on the filmsThe Seduction of Joe Tynan, Sweet Liberty, A New Life, and Betsy's Wedding.

Bregman was born in 1926 and grew up in the Bronx. He began in the film industry as a business and personal manager for stars including Barbra Streisand, Fay Dunaway, Michael Douglas, and Bette Midler, then began his producing career in 1973 withSerpico. The success of that project ultimately led to others.

In addition to his work in film, Bregman co-founded the New York Advisory Council for Motion Pictures, Radio and TV and the Association for a Better New York

 

 

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