My name is William Horberg and I was born in Chicago. I currently live and work as a Film Producer in Los Angeles, California. I am married to artist Elsa Mora and I am the father of three children, Miro, Natalie and Diego..
William Horberg is an independent producer with a first look deal at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE), the Los Angeles and New York-based production, finance, and distribution company. Previously, Horberg was the President of Production at SKE for three years starting in August 2005.
During his tenure there, SKE, in association with Universal Pictures, financed Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass’ critically acclaimed United 93, as well as executive-produced Billy Ray’s Breach. The company’s other productions which Horberg oversaw and Executive Produced have included Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me starring Don Cheadle and Independent Spirit Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor; Frank Oz’ HBO Comedy Arts Festival Audience Award-winning Death at a Funeral; Jon Poll’s Charlie Bartlett starring Anton Yeltsin and Robert Downey, Jr.; Ira Sachs’ Married Life, starring Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Rachel McAdams; Craig Gillespie’s Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson, and Emily Mortimer, and written by Academy Award nominee Nancy Oliver; and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams and Samantha Morton.
He also was the Producer of Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner based on the international best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, which was co-financed by SKE and Jeff Skoll's Participant Films for Dreamworks and Paramount Vantage.
Currently awaiting release from SKE are Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (A Miramax co-production), starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Ryan Reynolds; and Stephen Belber’s Management, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, and Woody Harrelson. Horberg is also an Executive Producer on the Focus Features upcoming release "Milk" starring Sean Penn and directed by Gus Van Sant.
He is currently in development of several upcoming films as a Producer including The Dew Breaker adapted by U.K. writer/director Dominic Savage from the acclaimed novel by Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers' best-selling novel What Is The What with director Tom Tykwer, and the true life memoir Flim Flam Man by Jennifer Vogel, with director Frank Oz.
Mr. Horberg joined SKE after heading his own independent feature production company, Wonderland Films, which was based at Dreamworks. Prior to forming Wonderland, he was partnered for 11 years with Academy Award-winning filmmakers Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella in their film and television production company Mirage Enterprises.
During Mr. Horberg’s tenure at Mirage, he produced such films as Mr. Minghella’s Cold Mountain (for which Renée Zellweger won an Academy Award) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (starring Matt Damon and Academy Award nominee Jude Law); Phillip Noyce’s The Quiet American, starring Academy Award nominee Michael Caine; Tom Tykwer’s Heaven, starring Cate Blanchett; Peter Howitt’s Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; and Steven Zaillian’s Searching for Bobby Fischer.
For television during that time, he created and produced the acclaimed anthology series Fallen Angels (episodes of which were directed by Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Steven Soderbergh, among others); and executive-produced Bob Rafelson’s telefilm Poodle Springs, starring James Caan as Phillip Marlowe.
Before partnering in Mirage, Mr. Horberg spent several years at Paramount Pictures, beginning in 1987 as a creative executive. He was later promoted to senior vice president of production, and oversaw the development and production of such films as Jerry Zucker’s Academy Award-winning smash Ghost; David Zucker’s The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear; Kenneth Branagh’s Dead Again; Mike Nichols’ Regarding Henry; Michael Hoffman’s Soapdish; Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family; and Francis Coppola’s The Godfather Part III.
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