Feature film and TV work ranges from historical topics to literary fiction. Produced, written and developed films involving global conflicts, intimate romance and the lively confusion of childhood. Affiliated since Beacon Picture’s inception, where he produced “13 Days” and “The Baby-Sitters’ Club”, he has also developed “American Man in Moscow”, “A LIttle War of Our Own”, “Lion in the Road”, “In The Land of the Living”, “The Second Coming”, “The Hazards of Good Breeding”, among others. Has close creative ties with international and indie directors Sergei Bodrov, Laszlo Nemes Jeles, Ildiko Enyedi, Charles Burnett, and Koji Masutani.
Led first post Soviet era US-Ukrainian-Russian co-production (RASPAD) to Special Jury Prize Venice Film Festival. As producing consultant participated in Academy Award winning “Son of Saul” (Best Foreign Film). Received commission from Central European University and George Soros for documentary on the 20th anniversary of Central Europe emergence from Soviet Union. In Budapest Almond joined in several international co-productions.
Consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, San Francisco Foundation, supervising editor of a series of books for national commission on US children and families (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), supervising editor and producer of “Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction” (Knopf). Producer-reporter for the Emmy winning nightly newsmagazine, “The 51ST STATE.”