IAN BRYCE (Executive Producer) recently produced DreamWorks' blockbuster hit, Transformers, for director Michael Bay. The film, which starred Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox and highlighted the newest in computer-generated imagery from ILM, grossed more than $634 million worldwide. He is currently at work on the next installment of the series, set to go before cameras this summer.
Bryce previously worked with Bay on The Island, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, which earned box office receipts over $160 million. Prior to that, he produced Antoine Fuqua's drama Tears of the Sun, starring Bruce Willis as well as Sam Raimi's mega-blockbuster action adventure Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire, which was the top-grossing film in the U.S. in 2002.
As a producer on Steven Spielberg's widely acclaimed World War II drama Saving Private Ryan, Bryce won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Academy Award® nomination for his work. The movie won Best Picture honors from numerous critics' organizations, including the New York, Los Angeles, and Broadcast Film Critics associations. He also shared a Producers Guild of America Award for the film. Bryce went on to produce Cameron Crowe's nostalgic comedy-drama Almost Famous, which won a Golden Globe® for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and garnered a BAFTA nomination for Best Picture.
Other producing credits include Forces of Nature starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock; the action thriller Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; Penelope Spheeris' big-screen version of the classic television series The Beverly Hillbillies; and Jan de Bont's blockbusters Twister as well as his directorial debut film, Speed.
Born in England, Bryce started his career as a production assistant on the third installment of the first Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi. He moved up to second assistant director on Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and later served as a production manager on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In addition, Bryce served as the line producer/production manager on Philip Kaufman's Rising Sun.
He was also an associate producer/production manager on Tim Burton's smash hit Batman Returns, and worked as a production manager on such films as Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Ron Howard's Willow and Joe Johnston's The Rocketeer.