Jonathan S. Katz — Chief Operating Officer
Jon oversees all aspects of the Company’s operations including production, finance, distribution, and business affairs, reporting to C.E.O Edward R. Pressman. Until 2005, Jon was also a business affairs executive at ContentFilm, Inc., co-founded by Mr. Pressman. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Jon was an associate in the New York office of Richards & O’Neil, LLP. Previously, Jon worked in development at Punch Productions, Dustin Hoffman’s production company. Jon was an Executive Producer of such Pressman films as The Moth Diaries, Mutant Chronicles, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer, and was Co-Producer of Sisters and The Beautiful Country. Jon received his undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia, and a law degree from Boston University where he was an editor of the Boston University Law Review.
Kelly McKee — Director of Development
Kelly oversees Pressman Film’s project development, pushing the Company’s current slate forward, while also searching for new potential projects to develop. He works closely with writers and directors to prepare projects for production and additionally, contributes to seeing projects through the production and post-production stages. He also supports branding and merchandising initiatives. Before joining Pressman Film in 2014, Kelly worked for film producer Jordan Kerner at Kerner Entertainment, followed by working in physical production in New York in both features and television for four years, and then relocated to Los Angeles to join ICM Partners where he worked in the Motion Picture Literary and Motion Picture Talent departments. Kelly received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, where he majored in Psychology, with a minor in Film Studies, and Political Science.
Nick Neisser — Executive Assistant to Edward R. Pressman
Nick supports C.E.O Edward R. Pressman with daily business operations in the Company’s New York City office. He helps to contribute creatively on the Company’s projects and searches for new potential projects to develop. Although a Los Angeles native, Nick decided to pursue the entertainment industry in NYC. Prior to joining Pressman in 2016, he interned for film producer Anne Carey at Archer Gray, and then joined Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) in 2015. Nick graduated from Amherst College in 2014 with a B.A. in History.
Annie Pressman — Communications & Special Projects
Annie contributes to the Company’s publicity and marketing strategies and to the development of various projects on the Company’s slate. She co-edited the promotional book, Wall Street: The Collector’s Edition, which was printed by Newmarket Press in conjunction with the release of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Annie also manages the collection of 35mm prints of the 80 plus Pressman produced films to be archived in the ”Pressman Collection” at the Academy Film Archive, a division of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences located at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. Annie has appeared in front of the camera portraying such memorable and unique characters like the tough co-ed, Stella Roche, opposite Michael Caine in the Oliver Stone-directed and Pressman-produced The Hand; Nurse Hallaway in the Vietnam War film, Purple Hearts, opposite Cheryl Ladd and Ken Wahl; Spalding Gray’s wife who sings the Talking Head’s song, “Dream Operator” during a fashion show in David Byrne’s True Stories; and Jane Butterfield, the pushy real estate agent in the dirndl skirt, in Tim Burton’s Beetle Juice. Annie received her B.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Colorado and attended The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the National Theater Institute, a part of the Eugene O’Neill Center for Performing Art in Waterford, CT.
Sam Pressman — Creative Executive
Sam contributes to the Company’s marketing and social media strategies and to the development of various projects on the Company’s Slate. He has worked on the sets of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life and Timothy Linh Bui’s Powder Blue. For the Pressman-produced Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans directed by Werner Herzog, Sam shot and edited The Making of The Bad Lieutenant included on the film’s DVD as well as directing and producing the behind the scenes materials of The Man Who Knew Infinity. Sam graduated with a degree in Film & Media Studies from Stanford University. While at Stanford Sam twice was the President of the Stanford Film Society and Director of the Advanced Filmmakers Workshop. His short film Experiment 93474 played at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Shorts Corner and his short documentary Tres Fronteras played at the 2012 Palo Alto Film Festival. Sam recently completed his directorial debut titled Reconquest of the Useless, a cinematic pilgrimage to the Amazon Jungle and the films of Werner Herzog. The film made its world premiere at The Zurich Film Festival, and its US premiere at The Woodstock Film Festival. It went on to show at the Festival of New Latinamerican Cinema of Havana, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Sun Valley Festival, and Docs MX (Mexico City) among others. Recently Sam produced The Jingoist, a political thriller set in the days after 9/11, which is in post-production.