Eric Eisner is the founder and CEO of Double E Pictures.
Eric’s first feature, Hamlet 2 was acquired by Focus Features at Sundance in 2008 for $10 million. On the television side, Eric created the show, Madden Nation, which aired on the ESPN Networks for four seasons.
In 2009, Double E partnered with Liquid Comics to create graphic novel label, EPIC CYCLE which has five graphic novels in development including Purgatory, written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern).
At Double E, Eric and his team are developing a number of film projects about a wide variety of subjects including Jerry Garcia’s early years before he formed the Grateful Dead; reputed organized crime figure, Meyer Lansky and Mossad agent and Israeli hero, Eli Cohen.
Eric founded the site, Romp.com, which produced original short form animation. Eric wrote and directed Jake’s Booty Call, an animated feature-length film which was distributed by National Lampoon.
In addition to his entertainment interests, Eric is on the Board of the Eisner Foundation which contributes to a number of non-profit organizations including SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment) which provides grants to people who have had sports-related spinal cord injuries.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Evan Lesser is Director of Acquisitions for Double E Pictures. He has been working for Eric Eisner’s production company since 2007. He is responsible for searching out new and emerging talent and acquiring intellectual properties for Double E. He also plays an integral part in the development of all film, television and graphic novel projects.
Evan is currently working on a number of films including the true life story of Mossad agent and Israeli spy Eli Cohen in the feature, Alone in Damascus. Evan assisted in the purchase of the Rolling Stone magazine article, Hackers Gone Wild, portraying one of the biggest cybercrimes in history.
Evan was an Associate Producer on Hamlet 2 which was acquired at Sundance in 2008 for $10 million and distributed by Focus Features.
Prior to working with Eric, Evan worked at a film fund which independently financed major motion pictures and began his career at Endeavor Talent Agency.
Evan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.