Friedberg’s previous work on small but noteworthy endeavors such as Alexandre Rockwell’s In the Soup (1992) and Maggie Greenwald’s The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) earned great attention leading to his collaboration with a variety of filmmakers ranging from industry stalwarts Garry
Marshall (Runaway Bride, 1999) and Mel Brooks (The Producers, 2005) to independent mavericks like Mira Nair (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love ,1996), Ang Lee (The Ice Storm, 1997), Ed Harris (Pollock, 2000), Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, 2002), Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, 2005), Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004 & The Darjeeling Limited, 2007), Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, 2007), and Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche,
New York, 2008).
Other projects completed but not yet released include Julie Taymor’s imagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, shot on location in Hawaii; Morning Glory, a comedy about the
inner-workings of a TV morning show for director Roger Michell, and the Jodi Foster directed The Beaver, co-starring Jodi Foster and Mel Gibson.