ARMYAN BERNSTEIN (Writer/Producer) is the chairman of Beacon Communications, one of the industry´s most successful independent companies. Bernstein recently produced and financed the action thriller Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford; A Thousand Acres, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange; and Playing God, starring David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton.

Beacon Communications is known for critically-acclaimed, award-winning films such as The Commitments, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Picture in 1991 and went on to win four BAFTA awards; Keith Gordon´s critical triumph, A Midnight Clear, starring Ethan Hawke; and David MametŐs A Life in the Theatre, which won a Cable ACE Award for Best Dramatic or Theatrical Special. Beacon also produced Sugar Hill, starring Wesley Snipes; Princess Caraboo, starring Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline; and The Road to Wellville, directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins.