Julia Chasman (Producer)

A graduate of the UCLA film school, Chasman began her career as a reader at Fox before becoming a development executive at Rollins-Joffe Productions where she developed the comedy "Arthur."

In 1989 she produced "Shag" with Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Phoebe Cates and Page Hannah.

As VP at Universal Pictures she supervised east coast production, in particular working closely with producer/director Martin Scorsese. She supervised production of "Mad Dog and Glory," developed "Clockers" for Scorsese and Spike Lee, and was executive producer on "The Perez Family" with Marisa Tomeo and Anjelica Huston.

At Industry Entertainment, Chasman supervised development and production.

She executive produced Theodore Witcher's "Love Jones," produced "Polish Wedding" starring Lena Olin and Gabriel Byrne, produced "Invisible Circus" starring Cameron Diaz and Mel Smith's "The Laird of Tomintoul" starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth Hurley.

"Driving Lessons" is the first picture under her new production banner, RubberTreePlant.