Proof Season 1 Producer Bios
Kyra Sedgwick has conquered success on stage, screen and television. She has received multiple Golden Globe® nominations, winning in 2007 for TNT's The Closer; four Emmy® nominations, winning in 2010 for The Closer; seven Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations; and a 2009 People Choice Award for Favorite TV Diva.
Her many other accolades include two Independent Spirit Award nominations, a Theater Award, a Los Angeles Drama Desk Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award.
Sedgwick played Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's The Closer through seven seasons, including five during which the show ranked as basic cable's #1 series. The show's 2005 premiere telecast set a record at the time as basic cable's most-watched series launch ever. As executive producer on TNT's new series Proof, Sedgwick continues her relationship with the network.
Sedgwick was last seen in several independent features, including Barry Levinson's The Humbling, opposite Al Pacino, along with After Darkness, The Road Within, Reach Me and Kill Your Darlings. Additional film credits include The Possession, Man on a Ledge, Personal Velocity, Gamer and The Game Plan. She also starred in Think Films' Loverboy, directed by Kevin Bacon. Sedgwick helped develop and co-produced the film, which co-starred Matt Dillon, Campbell Scott and Marisa Tomei. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2004, Sedgwick starred opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def in Nicole Kassell's The Woodsman, produced by Lee Daniels. It had its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival (in competition), receiving rave reviews. It was also showcased at Cannes as part of the 2004 Director's Fortnight lineup and won the Jury prize at the Deauville Film Festival.
Sedgwick received a 2005 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in Lisa Cholodenko's Cavedweller, for Showtime. The actress also appeared in Joseph Sargent's Emmy-nominated Something The Lord Made for HBO.
Other credits include the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TNT movie Door To Door, opposite William H. Macy, Helen Mirren and Kathy Baker; Showtime's Behind The Red Door, opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Stockard Channing; and Showtime's Losing Chase, which she executive-produced and starred in opposite Helen Mirren.
Sedgwick's feature films include Secondhand Lions, co-starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment; Fisher Stevens' Just A Kiss with Ron Eldard; Jon Turteltaub's Phenomenon opposite John Travolta; What's Cooking, which opened the 2000 Sundance Film Festival; Oliver Stone's Born On The Fourth Of July with Tom Cruise; Cameron Crowe's Singles; Lemon Sky, based on the Lanford Wilson play; Heart And Souls, with Robert Downey Jr.
On stage, Sedgwick has appeared in The Culture Project's New York production of The Exonerated; a triumphant run of Nicholas Hytner's Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center; Ah Wilderness!, for which she won the Theater Award; and David Mamet's Oleanna, which garnered her a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award.
Rob Bragin is a former lawyer who began his television career writing and producing documentaries. He later segued into scripted television, writing comedy scripts for the Tracey Ullman Show and Pee Wee's Playhouse. He spent four years on the Emmy®-winning comedy Murphy Brown, working his way up to executive producer and earning a Humanitas Award. Bragin was an executive producer on ABC Family's Greek, co-executive producer on NBC's Lipstick Jungle and a co-executive producer on NBC's Committed. He recently developed a CBS drama pilot, Disbarred, with Samuel L. Jackson's UppiTV, as well as a half-hour comedy for FX.
Though he's long been fascinated with the question of life after death, leading to the development of Proof, Bragin much prefers life before death. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, and their two children.
Tom Jacobson's career in the motion picture and television industry has been marked by success as both a major studio chief and as a hands-on producer of hit movies. He currently headlines The Jacobson Company, an independent film and television production company that has multiple film and TV projects in development and production.
Jacobson's debut as a film producer came on the acclaimed comedy John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off. With Hughes, he also produced movies such as Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and The Great Outdoors. As an executive, Jacobson spent six years at 20th Century Fox, rising ultimately to the post of president of worldwide production. He was instrumental in the success of such blockbusters as Home Alone, Speed, Die Hard With A Vengeance and Independence Day.
Jacobson also served as co-president of Paramount Pictures from 2003 to 2005. As a film executive, Jacobson has supervised more than 50 movies. Some of his other motion picture producing credits include The Ladykillers, Mission To Mars, Mighty Joe Young, Big Trouble, The Darkest Hour, Top Secret, Explorers and Flashdance.
Jacobson is currently in production on the TNT series Proof, starring Jennifer Beals.
Jill Littman began her career in litigation support in New York City before moving to Los Angeles and paving the path toward entertainment. Starting as a Business Affairs Assistant at The Gersh Agency, Littman developed a love and knowledge for artists, which encouraged her move into the talent department. She remained there for two years before working for award-winning filmmaker Herbert Ross (The Turning Point, Steel Magnolias). Following that, Littman had a brief stint in casting, working with Risa Bramon-Garcia on Steve Kloves' feature Flesh & Bone.
Continuing her appreciation for artists, Littman moved on to talent management, working at Bymel/O'Neill Management, with a client list that included, among others, Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Chris O'Donnell and Kyra Sedgwick. After a decade, Littman moved to Handprint Entertainment, a Management & Production company, where her clients included Kyra Sedgwick, Edgar Ramirez, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Mariah Carey.
Along with her business partner Michael Baum, Littman created Impression Entertainment, a talent management and production company that has been active for more than six years.
Littman currently resides in Los Angeles.