For the better part of a decade, Joshua Astrachan was a producer for the great American film director Robert Altman, most recently on Altman´s last film, the celebrated A Prairie Home Companion, written by Garrison Keillor and starring Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson and Kevin Kline. Astrachan also produced The Company, Altman´s narrative feature set in the world of dance, starring Neve Campbell, James Franco and Malcolm McDowell; and co-produced the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning and seven-time Oscar-nominated Gosford Park, starring, among others, Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Kelly MacDonald, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson and Bob Balaban. For Gosford Park, Altman received the Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Director. Astrachan formed Locomotive with Lucy Barzun Donnelly in 2007. Their most recent production is Friends with Kids, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt and starring Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O´Dowd, Edward Burns and Megan Fox.