in the company of men
about the filmmakers

LaBute NEIL LABUTE (Writer/Director) -- Neil LaBute is a graduate of Brigham Young University, University of Kansas and New York University. While enrolled in the Graduate Dramatic Writing Program at NYU, he was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre in London and attended the Sundance Institute's Playwrights Lab. His plays include "Filthy Talk For Troubled Times," "Lepers," "Bash," "A Gaggle of Saints," "Rounder," "Sangguinarians & Sycophants, Ravages," and adaptations of "Dracula," and "Woyzeck" which have been produced at venues in this country and abroad. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife and two children.



STEPHEN PEVNER (Producer) -- Stephen Pevner established Stephen Pevner, Inc., a New York-based literary agency specializing in new and emerging authors, playwrights, and filmmakers, in 1991 after ten years of working in various aspects of the entertainment industry. Among the independent filmmakers he has represented are Richard Linklater's "Slackers," "Dazed and Confused," and "Before Sunrise," Todd Solondz's "Welcome To the Dollhouse," Tom DiCillo's "Living in Oblivion," Greg Araki's "The Living End," and Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche's "Go Fish." In addition to producing a variety of special events, he co-produced the Off-Broadway show "The Vagina Monologues" and an original musical production of "Brer Rabbit" at the 1993 National Black Theatre Festival. Pevner discovered LaBute when he was a graduate student at NYU and has managed him through various theatrical and television assignments previous to producing film.



MARK ARCHER (Producer) -- Mark Archer founded Atlantis Entertainment four years ago and has produced, directed and written national commercials, documentaries and a television series pilot.



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