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How I Made It: 'Hacksaw Ridge' producer David Permut

How I Made It: 'Hacksaw Ridge' producer David Permut

The gig: Independent Hollywood producer David Permut spent 16 years trying to bring “Hacksaw Ridge,” the story of pacifist Army man Desmond T. Doss, to the big screen. The film, released this month to solid box-office sales, is the latest success for the president of Permut Presentations, whose credits include “Face/Off" and “Give ‘em Hell, Harry.”  

Star maps: Permut, 61, came to Los Angeles as a teenager when his father moved his family from Manhattan for business. His first job put him in a director’s chair — but not to make movies. Permut started a business when he was...

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