Eli Bush
Alma materColumbia University
Years active2007–present
AwardsGolden Globe Award (2018)

Eli Bush is an American film and theatre producer and former executive at Scott Rudin Productions.[1] He is best known for producing the film Lady Bird, for which he co-won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy and was co-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[2] He is married to Marie Louise Khondji daughter of Darius Khondji since October 2022.


Bush graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 2009.[3]

During his tenure working for Scott Rudin Productions, he and Rudin worked on a number of critically acclaimed movies, including Uncut Gems (2019), Annihilation (2018), Eighth Grade (2018), Lady Bird (2017), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).[4] On Broadway, he won four Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play: for Death of a Salesman (2012), A Raisin in the Sun (2014), Skylight (2015), and A View from the Bridge (2016).[5] He also won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2017 for Hello, Dolly! as well as the Tony Award for Best Play in 2016 for producing The Humans.[5] He was nominated for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program for co-producing School of Rock.[6]

In April 2021 stories in The Hollywood Reporter and "Vulture"alleged numerous instances of abuse from Rudin towards employees, including physical violence. Following the allegations, Rudin announced that he would be "stepping back" to "work on personal issues I should have long ago."[7][8] The Vulture story reported that Bush had left Scott Rudin Productions the previous week.

In 2022 Bush executive produced Jerrod Carmichael's stand-up special Rothaniel on HBO.[9] The special was subsequently nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.[10]

In October 2022 Bush produced Kate Berlant’s one-woman show at the Connelly Theater. It was directed by Bo Burnham and marked Berlant's return after more than a decade.[11]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Co-producer
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Co-producer
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Co-producer
Frances Ha Co-producer
2013 Captain Phillips Executive producer
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Co-producer
Rosewater Executive producer
While We're Young
Top Five
Inherent Vice Co-producer
Ex Machina Executive producer
2015 Mistress America Co-producer
Aloha Executive producer
Steve Jobs Executive producer
2016 Fences Executive producer
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories
Lady Bird
2018 Eighth Grade
Isle of Dogs Co-producer
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Game Over, Man!
22 July
The Girl in the Spider's Web
2019 Uncut Gems
First Cow Executive producer
2021 The Woman in the Window
Year Film Role
2019 Share Special thanks


Year Title Credit Notes
2012 The Corrections Executive producer Television pilot
2013 Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive Executive producer Television special
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis Executive producer Documentary
2012−14 The Newsroom Co-producer
2017 Five Came Back Executive producer
2016–18 School of Rock Executive producer
2018 Compliance Executive producer Television film
2019 My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres Executive producer Television film
Diagnosis Executive producer Documentary
Gone Hollywood Executive producer Television pilot
2020 Devs Executive producer
Dispatches from Elsewhere Executive producer
Barkskins Executive producer
2019−21 What We Do in the Shadows Executive producer
2022 Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel Executive producer Television special
2022 Five Days at Memorial
TBA Purity Executive producer
Miscellaneous crew
Year Title Role
2016 The Night Of Consultant


Year Title
2011 The Book of Mormon
2012 Death of a Salesman – *Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
2013 Betrayal
2014 A Raisin in the Sun – *Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
This Is Our Youth
A Delicate Balance
2015 Skylight – *Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
Fish in the Dark
The Flick
A View from the Bridge – *Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
2016 The Humans – *Tony Award for Best Play
The Crucible
Shuffle Along
The Front Page
The Wolves
2017 The Glass Menagerie
A Doll's House, Part 2
Hello, Dolly! – *Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
2018 The Iceman Cometh
Three Tall Women
The Waverly Gallery
To Kill a Mockingbird


  1. ^ "Scott Rudin, As Told by His Assistants". Vulture. 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  2. ^ "Oscars 2018: The list of nominees in full". BBC News. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Newsmakers". Columbia College Today. Spring 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-06-21. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "Eli Bush – Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  5. ^ a b "Eli Bush Tony Awards Info". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  6. ^ "Eli Bush". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  7. ^ ""Everyone Just Knows He's an Absolute Monster": Scott Rudin's Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior". The Hollywood Reporter. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  8. ^ "Scott Rudin, as Told by His Assistants". 22 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Jerrod Carmichael is 'Saying Everything' in His New HBO Standup Special". 21 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel".
  11. ^ "Kate Berlant Makes Return to NYC in One-Woman Comedy KATE".