Laurent Bouzereau

Laurent Bouzereau was born and raised in France. 

In the early eighties, Bouzereau moved to New York and worked in various areas of the independent film industry.  In addition, he wrote his first book, The De Palma Cut, a study of the cinema of director Brian De Palma.

Laurent Bouzereau moved to Hollywood, California, in 1990 and worked in feature film development for Bette Midler at Disney Studios, while continuing writing books on cinema. (His most recent books include The Art of Bond and Alfred Hitchcock: Piece by Piece.)

In 1994, Bouzereau wrote, directed and produced his first of many documentaries for Steven Spielberg, hence joining the home entertainment revolution.  Bouzereau has directed, written and produced hundreds of documentaries on the making of the biggest films in the history of cinema, by some of the most acclaimed directors of all time, including: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Warren Beatty and Roman Polanski. 

In 2011, Laurent Bouzereau directed the feature-length documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, which premiered at the 2011 Zurich Film Festival and was selected at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Out Of Competition).

For his work in the world of home entertainment, he has received several awards including a Career Achievement Award from FIMO (Festival International du ‘Making Of’), The Pioneer Award from the DVD Exclusive Awards and was named one of the top 50 leaders in the field of New Media by The Hollywood Reporter for two consecutive years.

Bouzereau is the director, writer and producer of the acclaimed television series A Night at the Movies documentaries focusing on the history of film genres (Turner Classic Movies / Amblin TV).

Laurent Bouzereau’s recent projects include a feature-length documentary on producer Richard D. Zanuck entitled: DON’T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISH TALKING (2013), executive produced by Steven Spielberg, for TCM & Amblin Television.

Laurent Bouzereau