Paul Bernard | Co-Executive Producer | Legit on FX
Paul Bernard is an established producer, director and assistant director in film and television. Having 25 years of experience in the industry, he lived and worked in New York City for 15 years, before relocating to Los Angeles 10 years ago, and has traveled all over the world producing films and television. Along with his producing partner, James Scura, Bernard specializes in producing studio quality movies on independent budgets, but is no stranger to working on films with $100 million budgets. Throughout the years, Mr. Bernard has had the opportunity to work closely with many talented directors and producers, such as Oliver Stone, Woody Allen, Tim Burton, Roland Emmerich, Peter Berg, James Brooks, and Cameron Crowe, among many others. In 2014, Mr. Bernard is scheduled to produce a pilot for TNT in New York, Public Morals, written, directed and starring Edward Burns.
Between seasons of Legit, Bernard produced season one of Mob City, a TNT original series starring Jon Bernthal, Edward Burns and Milo Ventimiglia. From 2008-2012, Bernard co-executive produced five seasons of the TNT hit television series, Leverage. In 2010, Bernard produced White Irish Drinkers, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by the creator of Ghost Whisperer, John Gray, the film was nominated for the 2010 Gotham Independent Film “Genius Award.”
Other notable credits of Mr. Bernard’s include, A Fork in the Road; Follow the Profit; Blank Slate; The Air I Breathe, featuring Forest Whitaker, Kevin Bacon, Brendon Fraser; The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines, Trust the Man, featuring Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Billy Crudup; Venus and Vegas; and Loose Woman, directed by Mr. Bernard himself.
In addition to Producing, Mr. Bernard has accumulated numerous Assistant Director credits in both TV and film throughout his career. Such credits include, Legit, Mob City, Leverage, White Irish Drinkers, Sugarloaf, The Marc Pease Experience, Dragonball Evolution, A Fork in the Road, Follow the Prophet, The Air I Breathe, The Kingdom, Ghost Whisperer, Trust the Man, NYPD Blue, Raising Helen, Spanglish, Leo, Day After Tomorrow, Vanilla Sky, The Patriot, Any Given Sunday, Three Kings, The Siege, Godzilla, Mars Attacks!, Mission: Impossible, City Hall, Die Hard With A Vengeance and Interview With A Vampire.
In addition to his background in film production, Mr. Bernard also has experience producing music events and concert tours, serving as Line Producer and Production Manager for the Grateful Dead Summer Tour 92’, Billy Joel PBS Concert 93’ and Pete Towndsend’s Psychoderelict 93’.
Mr. Bernard graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Film from the University of South Carolina.