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Gabe Polsky ’02

It’s kind of a Hollywood story line—minus the adversity. After five years in the film biz, Gabe Polsky ’02 and his brother Alan, running an independent production company, have released their first flick: a little thing called Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, directed by the eminent Werner Herzog and starring Nicolas Cage as a “demented” cop. Well, okay, there was some adversity before the triumph, as Gabe notes in a Forbes interview: “We have a director with a strong following, we have critical praise and a title that is pretty strong. We have drugs and controversial violence. We have all those elements, but we struggled to get picked up” for distribution. Oh, and if you’re wondering what all those elements add up to, the brothers modestly sum it up in Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” feature—“one word: taste.”

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