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Mr. Brandman has brought the works of many playwrights to motion pictures and to television. His feature adaptation of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which was directed by Mr. Stoppard and starred Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss, won the 1991 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award for Best Picture.

In partnership with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, he produced The Writer's Cinema for Turner Network Television. The project included Arthur Miller's The American Clock; David Mamet's The Water Engine ; Horton Foote's Habitation of Dragons; and Lee Blessing's Cooperstown.

His motion pictures for television include: Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles , starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Hulce; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, starring Donna Murphy; Horton Foote's Alone , starring Hume Cronyn and James Earl Jones; Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, starring Robert Carradine, Jonathan Hadary and Colleen Dewhurst; Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey; Arthur Miller's All My Sons, starring James Whitmore, Aidan Quinn and Joan Allen; Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys, starring Matthew Broderick and Zakes Mokae; Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring Spalding Grey, Eric Stoltz and Penelope Ann Miller; Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for My Father, starring Daniel J. Travante, Harold Gould and Dorothy McGuire; John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, starring John Mahoney, Swoosie Kurtz and Christine Baranski; Jules Feiffer's Grown Ups, starring Charles Grodin, Martin Balsam, Jean Stapleton and Marilu Henner.

Mr. Brandman also produced Television adaptations of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapines's Sunday in the Park with George, starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters; and Into the Woods, starring Ms. Peters and Joanna Gleason.

For The Samuel Goldwyn Company, he produced David Henry Hwang's Golden Gate, which was directed by John Madden and starred Matt Dillon and Joan Chen.

Most recently he has produced adaptations of Elmore Leonard's novel, Last Stand at Saber River, starring Tom Selleck, Keith Carradine and Suzy Amis; and Louis L'Amour's novel, Crossfire Trail, starring Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Virginia Madsen and Mark Harmon. He also produced adaptations of two novels by Robert B. Parker, Small Vices, and Thin Air, each starring Joe Mantegna and Marcia Gay Harden.

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