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Producer (feature film)

Reach the Rock (1998) as Associate Producer
Robin is a young man with a penchant for trouble-making, and it lands him in the local jail. His small town is so small however, that there are only two cops and not too much security. One of the cops has always had a grudge against him, blaming Robin for the death in a swimming accident of his neph
Love Jones (1997) as Associate Producer
In downtown Chicago, a struggling female photographer and a struggling writer meet at a poetry reading. Then the woman''s former boyfriend returns to the scene.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
After stints as an undercover grandmother and an undercover nanny, FBI agent Malcolm Turner adds "undercover housemother" to his resume. Big Momma is hired to go deep undercover as the Headmistress of the Atlanta Girls' School for the Arts and he brings along his son to go undercover as a student in
Yogi Bear (2010)
Yogi has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he and Boo Boo are about to face a situation worse than anything Yogi has ever gotten them into: Jellystone Park is being sold. To cover his misma
Dear John (2010)
John Tyree is a handsome, soft-spoken Special Forces soldier visiting his father in South Carolina while on leave. Savannah Curtis is a beautiful, idealistic college student from a wealthy Southern family, home for spring break. John and Savannah are from different worlds, but through a chance enc
Final Destination, The (2009)
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him.
Asylum (2008)
Sydney White (2007)
Gorgeous freshman Sydney White has come to Southern Atlantic University to pledge her late mom's once-dignified sorority. But while surviving the pledging process wrought by evil campus witch Rachel, Syd finds out this version of sisterhood isn't remotely what it's cracked up to be. Banished to a co
Walker Payne (2006)
In 1957, a charming seducer and underachiever in a small town is forced to make heartbreaking decisions to save his two daughters.
Ice Harvest, The (2005)
In icebound Wichita, Kansas, it''s Christmas Eve, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie''s drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie''s Christmas stocking--and the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with surprises.
Wicker Park (2004) as First Assistant Director (Chicago Unit)
From the moment Matthew sees Lisa, nothing else matters. She walks past the window of the shop where he works in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, and he's immediately captivated; he follows her, they meet, and soon they fall deeply in love. Everything about their relationship seems perfect--until
Sleepover (2004) as First Assistant Director
Julie has invited her best friends--Hannah, Farrah, and Yancy--to come celebrate the last day of junior high, but what begins as just another sleepover turns into the adventure of their lives. Eager to cast off their less-than-cool reputations, the friends agree to a challenge from the "popular girl
Company, The (2003) as Assistant Director
A tale centering on the Chicago ballet company--the difficult daily work, the intense pressures of performance, the richly textured behaviors of the dancers--whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close.
Normal (2003)
A husband and father of two announces to his family his plans to have a sex change, an event that will change all their lives forever.
Barbershop (2002) as First Assistant Director
An ensemble comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It''s Calvin''s shop, and he inherited the struggling business from his father, but with bills to pay and a baby on the way, he sees the shop as a burden and a waste of time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father''s vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. Calvin''s barbershop is filled with an eclectic and comedic cast of folk who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with a big mouth, strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can''t stand Isaac, the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri is a hard-edged woman who can''t seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there''s Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn''t get the time of day.
Novocaine (2001) as 1st Assistant Director
Frank Sangster is living the American Dream. Blessed with a thriving dental practice and a sleek modernist home, he is happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist, Jean Noble. His perfectly managed life quickly unravels, however, when Susan Ivey, a seductive new patient with an appetite for pa
Reach the Rock (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
Robin is a young man with a penchant for trouble-making, and it lands him in the local jail. His small town is so small however, that there are only two cops and not too much security. One of the cops has always had a grudge against him, blaming Robin for the death in a swimming accident of his neph
Love Jones (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
In downtown Chicago, a struggling female photographer and a struggling writer meet at a poetry reading. Then the woman''s former boyfriend returns to the scene.
Baby's Day Out (1994) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Bumbling kidnappers nab an infant, quickly lose him and then must find him.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A six-year-old has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle... Santa Claus. The arrival of one Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he's the genuine article, turns the skeptical child's world upside down.
Dennis The Menace (1993) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Live-action film version of the comic strip, created in the early 1950s, about a young boy and his unusual view of the world.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
The McCallisters are rushing once again as they embark on a trip to Florida. In their haste, Kevin is separated from them and winds up on a plane bound for New York.
Cold Justice (1992) as Assistant Director
An English priest arrives in a rough neighborhood in Chicago and ingratiates himself to the local community.
Curly Sue (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
A precocious 9-year-old girl and her street-wise male guardian charm their way into the life of a wealthy woman attorney.
Home Alone (1990) as 2nd Assistant Director
A young boy learns to fend for himself after his family accidentally leaves him at home while they go off on their vacation in France for Christmas.
Child's Play (1988) as 1st Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Police shoot and kill a convicted strangler after cornering him in a toy store. As the man is dying, he transfers his soul into a doll.
Heartbreak Hotel (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
A boy kidnaps Elvis Presley and brings him home to his mother.
She's Having A Baby (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
The trials and tribulations of a couple awaiting the arrival of their firstborn.
Switching Channels (1988) as 1st Assistant Director (Chicago)
Updated version of Howard Hawks' 1940 film "His Girl Friday" and Lewis Milestone's 1931 film "The Front Page" which were based on the Hecht-MacArthur play "The Front Page." In this version, the story focuses on a career television news anchorwoman, fed up with having no social life, preparing to mar
Light Of Day (1987) as 2nd Assistant Director
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) as Assistant Director (Chicago)
Two days before Thanksgiving, marketing consultant Neal Page races to catch a plane home to Chicago, only to find that his flight has been delayed. Hours later, he boards the plane and ends up next to obnoxious salesman, Del Griffith. When the flight is detoured to Wichita, the mismatched pair are forced to find their own way to Chicago-by any means necessary.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) as 1st Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (Chicago)
A perpetual truant joins his friends for a day of adventure and self-discovery.
Breakfast Club, The (1985) as 2nd Assistant Director
A diverse group of high schoolers forced to spend detention on a Saturday in the library. Forced to make the best of their circumstances, they learn to understand each other and discover that in spite of their initial differences, they actually share many common feelings and problems.
Naked Face, The (1985) as Assistant Director
Dr. Judd Stevens is a mild-mannered Chicago psychiatrist. After one of his patients borrows a jacket from the doctor, the man is murdered. Then Stevens' secretary is killed. The police are at a loss to solve the crimes, but Lieutenant McGreavy is ready to pin the murders on Stevens. McGreavy's zeal
Lost Honor Of Kathryn Beck, The (1984)
The 1977 German film, "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum," was the basis of veteran television writer Loring Mandel's Americanization of the Heinrich Boll novel. Executive producer Marlo Thomas deglamorized herself to star as an innocent shopkeeper whose life is shattered when she finds herself hound
Windy City (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
Sixteen Candles (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
A teenage girl''''s birthday is complicated by her sister''''s marriage, a school dance and her crush on a rich student.
Listen to Your Heart (1983)
Kate Jackson and Tim Matheson try to maintain a relationship while working together for the same publishing company where she has taken a job as an art director after bailing out of a six-year romance with someone else, and he is an upwardly mobile editor. Filmed on location in Chicago, it initially

Assistant Direction (special)

Knight Rider (2008)
In a contemporary extension of the 1980's series, a secret organization enlists Michael Knight's son to fight evil with the help of a new version of the talking super-car, KITT, and its inventor's comely college professor daughter.

Film Production - Main (special)

Matter of Principle, A (1984) as Production Manager
Flagg Purdy, a stubborn, principled man who does not believe in celebrating Christmas as a holiday, must cope with the attempt by his daughter's fiance to introduce Christmas to the Purdy household for the first time.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

Joe and Max (2002) as 1st Assistant Director

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