Branko Lustig (Executive Producer) has recently completed work as a producer on the film, Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott, He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his work as a producer on the box office record-breaker Gladiator, also directed by Ridley Scott. He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his work as a producer on Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg. He also served as a producer on DreamWorks’ first film release The Peacemaker.
Born in Osijek, Croatia, Lustig survived two years in Nazi concentration camps. Following the war, he began his career as an assistant director at Jadran Films, Croatia’s largest film and television studio. He subsequently worked as a production manager on such European location productions as Sophie’s Choice and Fiddler on the Roof.
He went on to serve as assistant director on The Tin Drum and as assistant director, associate producer, and European production manager for the mini-series Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance. He was also a producer and assistant director on the Emmy-winning telefilm Drug Wars: The Camarena Story and the sci-fi thriller Deadlock and was a producer on the mini-series The Great Escape: The Final Chapter and The Intruders.