For the better part of the last decade, Joshua Astrachan was a producer for the great American film director, Robert Altman, most recently on Altman’s last film, the celebrated A Prairie Home Companion, written by Garrison Keillor and starring Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson and Kevin Klein. Astrachan also produced The Company, Altman’s narrative feature set in the world of dance, starring Neve Campbell, James Franco, Malcolm McDowell and the company members of the Joifrey Ballet of Chicago.
He co-produced the critically-acclaimed, Academy Award®-winning and seven-time Oscar-nominated Gosford Park, starring, among others, Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Kelly McDonald, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson and Bob Balaban. For Gosford Park, Altman received the Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Director. Prior to working in film, Astrachan was co-founder and Artistic Director of New Arts, a not-for-profit theater production company that developed and presented new plays by American writers in New York City. He and Lucy Barzun Donnelly have just founded Trademark Films.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2008