David Heyman is a film producer and founder of Heyday Films. In 1999, he secured the film rights to the Harry Potter film series and went on to produce all eight instalments, becoming the most important member of the crew to be involved in all the films. In 2013, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture as the producer of Gravity, his second collaboration with director Alfonso Cuarón after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
He also produced the 2013 comedy We’re the Millers and the 2014 family film Paddington, for which he was nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.
Heyman has recently produced the soon to be released Warner Bros. film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Heyman is also currently developing projects with Potter director David Yates and has long been developing a film adaptation of Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves.