Bonnie Bruckheimer is starting her third year teaching the wonderful CTPR 496 at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Because of her many years of working in film and television, she has had an array of influential, successful and fascinating guest speakers to her class.
Bonnie has been a film producer for many years, having produced such films as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, starring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner, Ashley Judd, and Maggie Smith. She formed All Girl Productions, with partner, Bette Midler, in 1985 and made her debut as a film producer on Beaches, having served previously as associate producer on Big Business, the hit comedy that starred Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin.
Bruckheimer produced the hit comedy Man of the House, For the Boys starring Midler and James Caan for Twentieth Century Fox, as well as the romantic feature comedy That Old Feeling. She served as co-producer on Hocus Pocus.
Bruckheimer served as executive producer on the Bette Midler HBO concert film Diva Las Vegas which earned ten Emmy nominations and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. She was also executive producer on the highly rated CBS special television production of Gypsy starring Bette Midler, which won both Emmy and Cable Ace Awards. She also served as Executive Producer on the short-lived Bette sitcom, after which All Girl closed its doors.