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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Nurse Betty (2000) as Associate Producer
A young woman believes she is the ex-fiance of a character on her favorite soap opera.
2.
Trial by Jury (1994) as Associate Producer
A young, single mother's strength and idealistic convictions are put to the test when she's selected to serve as a juror--and terrifyingly manipulated--in the trial of a notorious New York mob boss.
3.
And the Band Played On (1993) as Associate Producer
Story of the AIDS outbreak, from the beginning.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

4.
Grilled (2006) as Assistant Director
Two friends team up as door-to-door salesman of bulk quantities of frozen meat. Stuck in a slump, they learn if they don't move some beef on this particular day, they're dead meat.
5.
Just Friends (2005)
Chris Brander has it all--money, good looks and a flashy job as an LA music executive. But back in high school in New Jersey in the 1990's, Chris was shy, overweight and the butt of the cool crowd's jokes. The only bright spot in his life was his friendship with Jamie Palamino a super-popular cheerleader. But Chris was harboring a secret--he was hopelessly in love with his best friend. On the night of their high school graduation, Chris finally works up his courage and makes his feelings known. In response, a surprised Jamie proceeds to give him the "Just Friends" speech. Enraged and humiliated, Chris declares himself no longer friends with Jamie and storms off. Ten years later, Chris has reinvented himself as a smooth talking lady-killer, living large in Los Angeles. Chris's boss, KC, has just given him his most challenging job assignment yet--turning spoiled socialite, diva and magazine pin-up girl Samantha James into a pop-singing sensation. The well-known fact that Chris and Sam used to date, and that she still carries a torch for him, makes it all the more hellish. The less than talented Sam doesn't feel she can "create" unless Chris whisks her off to Paris. En route, a plane malfunction causes them to make an unexpected pit-stop in New Jersey--the first time Chris has been back in 10 years. Chris' plans to only stay the night are detoured when he runs into Jamie working at the local bar. Suddenly faced with the chance to undo the past and "seal the deal" with the "just friends" girl of his dreams, Chris finds himself postponing Paris. This sets off a chain of events in which Chris tries to woo Jamie, all the while distracting the suspicious Samantha. Unbelievably, Chris is finding it more difficult to romance Jamie than it was 10 years ago. Can one escape the clutches of the 'friend zone?' Is it possible to go from 'just friend' to boyfriend? Chris is about to find out the hard way.
6.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as First Assistant Director
In the deadly game of international espionage, elite anonymous operatives wage secret wars for power, information and national security. Agendas are rarely what they seem. Word has recently been circulating in these exclusive ranks of an ingenious new assassination device. Microscopic and injectable, it lies dormant inside its victim until activated and then kills in an instant, leaving no trace. In the frantic race to obtain this device, only two individuals, sworn enemies, have the skill, talent and tenacity to succeed. One is an agent known only by the code name Sever. Lethally trained to be the perfect weapon, Sever is precise and relentless in her pursuit of a goal. The other is the brilliant and determined former FBI man-hunter Jeremiah Ecks. Once preeminent in his field, Ecks resigned from the agency when his wife was killed in an explosion that left him a guilt-ridden emotional shell of himself. Now, forced back into service by his former mentor for the most challenging assignment of his career, Ecks prepares to face off against agent Sever, his most formidable foe.
7.
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
As a child Frank McKlusky watched his daredevil father wipe out in a horribly-conceived motorcycle stunt, and since then, Frank's developed an unhealthy aversion to any kind of risk: he lives with his parents, wears a helmet everywhere he goes, and lives his life strictly by the rules. He was inspir
8.
Thirteen Ghosts (2001) as Assistant Director
A family inherits a mansion haunted by ghosts that are only visible with special goggles.
9.
Nurse Betty (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
A young woman believes she is the ex-fiance of a character on her favorite soap opera.
10.
6th Day, The (2000) as Assistant Director
In the near future when the cloning of all species except for humans is legal, family man Adam Gibson comes home from work one day to discover that a clone has replaced him. He must next save himself from the assassins who need to destroy him in order to protect their secret. Then he must uncover who and what is behind the horrible things happening to him.
11.
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A butcher chops up his cheating wife only to lose her body parts.
12.
Varsity Blues (1999) as 2nd Assistant Director
In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. Uncompromising and omnipotent, Kilmer is deified in the small Texas town as long as the team is winning. But when star qurterback Lance Harbor suffers a season-ending injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of second-string quarterback Jonathan Moxon. His irreverent attitude and approach to football come into direct conflict with the coach's inflexible game plan.
13.
PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
The tale of identical twin sisters who were separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their different continents by their two successful parents. Hallie is growing up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker. Annie is raised in fashionable London by her mother, Elizabeth Jam
14.
Fathers' Day (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
Jack Lawrence is a successful Los Angeles attorney. He's got a good job, a lovely wife, a nice home, a great car--aside from a limited amount of patience, Jack has pretty much every thing he wants. Dale Putley has been on the brink of despair for so long that he's starting to enjoy the view. A would-be writer scraping out a threadbare existence in San Francisco, Dale is a bundle of neuroses just waiting to unravel. Dale needs something to worry about in his life besides himself. Suddenly, before you can say "romance from the past," Jack Lawrence and Dale Putley, two complete strangers and polar opposites, are sharing a car, pooling their wits, and rethinking everything about themselves as they try to track down a teenage runaway that each believes might be his son.
15.
Lolita (1997) as Assistant Director
An older man lusts after a teenage girl.
16.
Wild Bill (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock.
17.
Trial by Jury (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
A young, single mother's strength and idealistic convictions are put to the test when she's selected to serve as a juror--and terrifyingly manipulated--in the trial of a notorious New York mob boss.
18.
Cops And Robbersons (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
Meet the Robbersons, the very model of the '90s suburban family. There's Norman, a mild-mannered accountant who's addicted to TV cop shows. Helen Robberson is supermom, equally adept at whipping up a lobster crab souffle or a functioning volcano for her son's latest science project. Then there's vet
19.
And the Band Played On (1993)
Story of the AIDS outbreak, from the beginning.
20.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
A cop teams up with his mother to catch the killer from a murder she witnessed.
21.
The Bodyguard (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
A former Secret Service agent signs on as bodyguard to a temperamental pop star.
22.
Mobsters (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
A story about the rise of the mob involving the young Manhattan hoods: Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello.
23.
L.A. Story (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
After becoming disenchanted with living in Los Angeles, a television weatherman loses his job but rediscovers life with the help of a British reporter and the messages he sees on an electronic freeway traffic sign.
24.
Air America (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA's covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
25.
Jacknife (1989) as Assistant Director
Megs aka "Jackknife," a burned out Vietnam vet working as a car repairman decides to break out of his shell by reuniting with a few war buddies and remembering the blocked-out adventures they had in 'Nam.
26.
Turner & Hooch (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
Scott Turner, a compulsively neat detective whose tidy world goes to the dogs when he's forced to team up with the only witness to a crime -- a drooling slob of a junkyard dog named Hooch. Not exactly man's best friend, Hooch turns Turner's life upside down, wrecking Turner's home, career, and budding romance.
27.
Tequila Sunrise (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
A beautiful restauranteur becomes involved in a romantic triangle with two old friends: one a police officer, and the other an ex-drug dealer.
28.
Ironweed (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are has-beens on the outside of society, homeless, hungry and surrounded by dreams of what could have been. Now the drifter plans to confront his family.
29.
Tin Men (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
Two competing aluminum-siding salesmen try to outsmart each other in the name of revenge.
30.
Project X (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
An airforce pilot and animal researcher risk their lives to save chimpanzees from life-threatening experiments.
31.
One Crazy Summer (1986) as Assistant Director
32.
Perfect (1985) as Assistant Director
A "Rolling Stone" reporter, out to do an expose of LA's health clubs, meets an attractive aerobics instuctor and becomes smitten with her, but winning her over is no easy challenge.
33.
Summer Rental (1985) as Assistant Director
A working-class guy saves up the money and hauls his family to Florida for a vacation in a rented house, but once there things don't go as planned.
34.
All Of Me (1984)
A lawyer's body is invaded by the soul of a recently deceased female client.
35.
Mike's Murder (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
Bank teller Betty is a single woman living in Los Angeles. After she has an affair with an attractive tennis instructor named Mike, she doe not see him for months. When they run into each other again, they arrange a date, but Mike never shows up. Mike has been supplementing his income by dealing drugs, and Betty learns that he was killed when a deal went bad. Shaken, Betty decides to investigate Mike's murder, which leads her into a sordid world and puts her own life in danger.
36.
Wild Life, The (1984) as Assistant Director
A recent high school graduate takes on a wild and crazy wrestler as his roomate in a swinging singles apartment complex.
37.
Terms Of Endearment (1983) as 1st Assistant Director
A mother-daughter relationship survives years of rivalry and romantic problems.
38.
Flashdance (1983) as Assistant Director
"What a feeling!" All plucky welder Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) really wants to do is dance. She finds some creative outlet dancing in a club at night but that's not going to cut it. What she really wants is a shot at trying out for a ballet company. Thanks to the support of her big-hearted instructor Hanna (Lilia Skala) and handsome hunk of a boss Nick (Michael Nouri) Alex gets her chance to take the ballet world by storm. It's the film that gave us iconic dance numbers, a pulsating soundtrack and fashion trends that last to this very day.
39.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) as 1st Assistant Director
Growing up confounds a group of California teens.
40.
Innocent Love (1981)
A 14-year-old math prodigy, enrolled at the University of Washington, hires on as tutor to a 19-year-old coed who needs to raise her grades to stay on the volleyball team, and romance blossoms in the then-fashionable older woman-younger man mode, much to the consternation of her campus jock boyfrien
41.
Going Ape! (1981) as 1st Assistant Director
When circus owner Max Sabatini dies, he leaves five million dollars to his son Foster. But there is a catch. To get the money, Foster has to take care of Max's three orangutans for a minimum of five years. This stipulation proves to be too much for Foster's girlfriend Cynthia who lives with him, and her mother seizes the opportunity to convince her to move out. In addition to this problem, the Zoological Society, who will get the money if Foster fails, sends some mobsters to cause him even more trouble.
42.
Urban Cowboy (1980) as Assistant Director
A Texas boy learns about love the hard way at the local honky tonk.
43.
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) as 2nd Assistant Director
Young inventor Brian Foster works for a company and creates a mechanical dog to be part of their new home protection system. But the head of a rival company wants the invention and has someone steal the dog.
44.
Promises In The Dark (1979) as 2nd Assistant Director
A young woman who has cancer grows sicker as treatments fail, and her parents and boyfriend grieve for her.
45.
Comes A Horseman (1978) as Assistant Director
Rival ranchers battle over oil rights.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

46.
The Exorcist (1973)
A priest battles to save a young girl possessed by demons.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

47.
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Miniseries from Alex Haley takes up where his "Roots" saga left off. The story spans fifty years and examines the struggles of Mama Flora, the black matriarch, and her family, including son Willie, granddaughter Diana and first-born son Luke, who was stolen from her at birth. She instills an underst

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