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Born: July 16, 1959 Cause of Death:
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Producer (feature film)

1.
B.B. King and I (2012)
The story of Michael Zanetis, a drummer who travels to Hollywood and strikes up a life-long friendship with blues legend B.B. King.
2.
Bleeding, The (2011)
An ex-Army Ranger searching for the killer of his parents who discovers a family of vampires in a former chemical weapons factory-turned-nightclub.
3.
Flipped (2010)
In second grade, Juli falls for Bryce, but he's not so sure at first. From grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, they make discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.
4.
Bucket List, The (2007)
A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.
5.
Darwin Awards (2006)
Two assessors for an insurance company fall in love during their investigations of series of bizarre accidents.
6.
Rumor Has It... (2005)
Sarah Huttinger is in a tailspin. She has agreed to marry her boyfriend, Jeff, but is terrified of going through with it. Her journalism career has stalled at the obituary desk of The New York Times. Now, her sister, Annie is plunging into marriage with her tennis partner and Sarah must return home
7.
Adventures of Pluto Nash, The (2002) as Co-Producer
Welcome to the Moon 2087. With all the natural resources mined out years ago, the Moon has become the new Wild West. It's a place where money and the right contacts can get you anything you want--and anything goes. Pluto Nash is an audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town. Pluto
8.
Murder by Numbers (2002) as Co-Producer
The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town of San Benito. Cassie Mayweather, the seasoned homicide detective and tenacious crime scene specialist is assigned to the case with her new partner Sam Kennedy. The two detectives make their way through microscopic hints of evidence, which seem to indicate a random act of violence, but cassie has a gut feeling that there is more to this murder than meets the eye. Something about this case reminds her of her past exactly at a time when she is asked to appear at a parole hearing on an old police matter. These events force Cassie to revisit the past. Cassie pours her heart into solving the mystery; her new partner Sam is smart and eager. Together, they soon discover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence that links two brilliant young men, Richard and Justin, to the murder. As different as justin, the shy one, and Richard, the charming one appear--underneath they have a lot in common. Both displaying opoosing sides of anti-social behavior, they found each other and formed a secret friendship--bound to a dare of committing the perfect murder. Through the investigation, the detective discovers dark secrets in the teenagers' past that explain how the two could be capable of such cold calculated crimes.
9.
Story of Us, The (1999) as Executive Producer
a couple experiences hard times and good times during 15 years of marriage.
10.
Deep End of the Ocean, The (1999) as Executive Producer
Beth Cappadora is like most mothers--loving, devoted and occasionally overwhelmed by the demands of caring for her family and maintaining a successful career as a photographer. With her small three children in tow, she arrives at a hotel for her 15th high school reunion weekend. In the middle of the
11.
Bulworth (1998) as Co-Producer
In the waning days of the California primary election of 1996, Bill Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination and Bob Dole is in place to run against him. Incumbent US Senator Jay Bulworth, while still holding off a challenger, suffers a nervous breakdown and decides to commit suicide by hiring
12.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as Co-Producer
Shortly after midnight on June 12, 1963, an assassin's bullet ended the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the state of Mississippi. His killer was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, who was released after two trials in 1963 ended in hung juries. Nearly thirty-one years would pass before justice would make its peace with Medgar Evers. After he is assigned to reopen the case, Assistant District Attorney Bobby DeLaughter enlists the aid of investigators Charlie Crisco and Benny Bennett in uncovering evidence once thought impossible to reclaim. Throughout a journey filled with self-doubt and public criticism, he pursues not only justice for Medgar and Myrlie, his victimized widow, but also proof that Mississippi can change for the better as well.
13.
Eraser (1996) as Associate Producer
It's Federal Marshal John Kruger's duty to keep witnesses hidden within the government's Witness Protection Program safe. Now he must protect Lee Cullen, who inadvertently uncovered a scheme to deliver one of the most advanced super-weapons ever developed--the rail gun--into hands that could shift the world's balance of power forever. What she doesn't know is that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government and industry, and the players involved will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing the truth. Kruger is matched against an unknown challenger whose cunning skill equals his own as he guards Lee against the conspirators. As Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor within the program, he sets out to prove his innocence to Robert Deguerin, his mentor, and Beller, the head of the WPP. In a world where allies could be enemies, Kruger and Lee come to trust only each other as the deadly players in the conspiracy close in on them, and time continues to run out.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

14.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
A murdered cop is recruited to work for an afterlife police force that battles spirits not yet ready to depart this world.
15.
Flipped (2010)
In second grade, Juli falls for Bryce, but he's not so sure at first. From grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, they make discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.
16.
Living Proof (2008)
The true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon, the doctor who developed the revolutionary drug Herceptin; a treatment for breast cancer. His difficult road is examined in this re-telling of his struggles for funding, corporate red tape and personal issues.
17.
Bucket List, The (2007)
A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.
18.
Darwin Awards (2006)
Two assessors for an insurance company fall in love during their investigations of series of bizarre accidents.
19.
Rumor Has It... (2005) as Assistant Director
Sarah Huttinger is in a tailspin. She has agreed to marry her boyfriend, Jeff, but is terrified of going through with it. Her journalism career has stalled at the obituary desk of The New York Times. Now, her sister, Annie is plunging into marriage with her tennis partner and Sarah must return home
20.
Alex & Emma (2003) as First Assistant Director
A novelist and compulsive gambler falls in love with the steongrapher he hires to transcribe his work.
21.
Murder by Numbers (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town of San Benito. Cassie Mayweather, the seasoned homicide detective and tenacious crime scene specialist is assigned to the case with her new partner Sam Kennedy. The two detectives make their way through microscopic hints of evidence, which seem to indicate a random act of violence, but cassie has a gut feeling that there is more to this murder than meets the eye. Something about this case reminds her of her past exactly at a time when she is asked to appear at a parole hearing on an old police matter. These events force Cassie to revisit the past. Cassie pours her heart into solving the mystery; her new partner Sam is smart and eager. Together, they soon discover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence that links two brilliant young men, Richard and Justin, to the murder. As different as justin, the shy one, and Richard, the charming one appear--underneath they have a lot in common. Both displaying opoosing sides of anti-social behavior, they found each other and formed a secret friendship--bound to a dare of committing the perfect murder. Through the investigation, the detective discovers dark secrets in the teenagers' past that explain how the two could be capable of such cold calculated crimes.
22.
Adventures of Pluto Nash, The (2002) as First Assistant Director
Welcome to the Moon 2087. With all the natural resources mined out years ago, the Moon has become the new Wild West. It's a place where money and the right contacts can get you anything you want--and anything goes. Pluto Nash is an audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town. Pluto
23.
Deep End of the Ocean, The (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
Beth Cappadora is like most mothers--loving, devoted and occasionally overwhelmed by the demands of caring for her family and maintaining a successful career as a photographer. With her small three children in tow, she arrives at a hotel for her 15th high school reunion weekend. In the middle of the
24.
Story of Us, The (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
a couple experiences hard times and good times during 15 years of marriage.
25.
Bulworth (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
In the waning days of the California primary election of 1996, Bill Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination and Bob Dole is in place to run against him. Incumbent US Senator Jay Bulworth, while still holding off a challenger, suffers a nervous breakdown and decides to commit suicide by hiring
26.
Mighty Joe Young (1998) as 1st Assistant Director (Los Angeles River Unit)
To most people, Joe is a myth and a legend; a huge gorilla, a sacred guardian and defender of the natives of a small African village. To his only friend Jill, he is a protector and companion. Together they are the only family each has had since their respective mothers were killed by poachers 20 years ago. Now, when zoologist Gregg O'Hara, who is exploring the remote Pangani Mountains in Central Africa, comes upon the awesome 15-foot gorilla, he and Jill rescue the strong yet innocent creature from human predators by moving him into safety of a California animal conservancy. However, Joe is not safe for long. His notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past... a ruthless hunter who eager to steal Joe for his unique value on the endengered species black market. Feeling threatened and confused in his man-made confines, Joe finally escapes. As this powerful force of nature attempts to traverse the metropolis of Los Angeles, he leaves a trail of destruction and chaos in his wake.
27.
Jack Frost (1998)
A serial killer returns from death as a snowman, wreaking havoc.
28.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
Shortly after midnight on June 12, 1963, an assassin's bullet ended the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the state of Mississippi. His killer was white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, who was released after two trials in 1963 ended in hung juries. Nearly thirty-one years would pass before justice would make its peace with Medgar Evers. After he is assigned to reopen the case, Assistant District Attorney Bobby DeLaughter enlists the aid of investigators Charlie Crisco and Benny Bennett in uncovering evidence once thought impossible to reclaim. Throughout a journey filled with self-doubt and public criticism, he pursues not only justice for Medgar and Myrlie, his victimized widow, but also proof that Mississippi can change for the better as well.
29.
American President, The (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
How does the widowed leader of the free world balance his many obligations to his country with the ordinary demands and everyday rites of courtship? When President Andrew Shepherd, quite unexpectedly, falls in love with Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist, he must overcome obstacles not faced by average citizens; he must worry that the public's right to know will collide with the desire for personal privacy. He must contend with approval ratings, an inquiring press and an aggressive political opponent just to go on a date. The President's advisors, chief of staff, domestic policy advisor, White House pollster and press secretary help him get through his busy schedule, deal with demands of congress and quell any global predicaments. But political crises are different than personal ones and somehow the American President alone must find a way to balance his love for his country with his love for an incredible woman.
30.
North (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
31.
I.Q. (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
Set in Princeton, N.J. in the mid-1950s, the scientific genius Albert Einstein is cast in the role of a most unlikely Cupid when his brainy niece, Catherine, becomes engaged to an equally scholarly but conniving psychologist. Foreseeing a bleak future for Catherine if she goes through with the marri
32.
Father Hood (1993) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A wayward father takes his children on a trip to teach what real family values are all about.
33.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Wayne Szalinski inadvertently zaps his two year old son with an enlarging contraption and the overgrown tot sets out on his own.
34.
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
35.
My Cousin Vinny (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
A clumsy and amateurish New York lawyer takes on the case of his young cousin and a friend who have been charged with murder in a small Southern town.
36.
A Few Good Men (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
When a Marine dies on a US Navy base, two fellow Marines stand trial for murder.
37.
Oscar (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
Despite the bad influences that surround him, a mobster promises his dying father that he'll go straight.
38.
Rookie, The (1990) as Key 2nd Assistant Director
A rookie policeman from a wealthy family teams up with a tough veteran officer to stop a dangerous car-theft ring.
39.
Navy Seals (1990) as 2nd Assistant Director
While rescuing a naval helicopter crew, being held captive in a Middle Eastern seaport, an elite United States military commando team discovers a secret cache of American-made nuclear missiles, yet inadvertently releases the terrorist leader who plans to unleash them on an unsuspecting world.
40.
Lock Up (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
A model prisoner with only six months left to serve in a minimum security facility, is transferred to a maximum security prison run by a vicious warden.
41.
Pink Cadillac (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
A fugitive bounty hunter becomes involved with the wife of the man he is hunting.
42.
Scenes From The Class Struggle In Beverly Hills (1989) as Assistant Director
The home of a wealthy Beverly Hills actress becomes a hotbed of romance where everybody seems to desire somebody other than their partner when visitors arrive and the home's male servants make a bet with one another to see who can seduce the other's female boss first.
43.
Gleaming The Cube (1989) as 2nd Assistant Director
A teenage skateboarder and a young detective team up to find the murderer of the teen's adopted brother.
44.
Warlock (1989) as Assistant Director
A witch hunter follows a warlock from the 16th century to the 20th century.
45.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Unexpected guests and a run of bad luck turn Christmas into a season in hell.
46.
Plain Clothes (1988) as 2nd Assistant Director
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
47.
Shy People (1987) as 2nd Assistant Director
A New York journalist fed up with city life and concerned for the welfare of her trendy daughter, takes off for the deep south in search of her great uncle.
48.
At Close Range (1986) as Assistant Director
A blue-collar teen in a small southern town wrestles with his future until his long-lost criminal of a father comes back into his life and lures him into the world of crime.
49.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) as 2nd Assistant Director
After a strange space probe starts beaming signals to earth, natural disasters start happening. Kirk's only chance is to travel back in time and use two humpback whales to return the signals.
50.
Zapped! (1982) as 1st Assistant Director
Barney Springboro is a high school science nerd. When he learns to control objects with his mind, Barney uses his new powers to break the buttons on a busty cheerleader's sweater, win a baseball game and get even with his overly-strict parents.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

51.
Crimes Of Passion (1984) as Production Assistant (Designated)
A successful fashion designer moonlights as a seductive call-girl, an alter-ego created out of a curiosity for the kinky side of life.
52.
Howling, The (1981) as Production Assistant
After taking part in a risky police operation intended to trap a serial murderer, Karen White witnesses something horrifying enough to trigger selective amnesia. Consumed by a series of violent nightmares, she decides to admit herself to a recovery center, but the other occupants may not be what they seem.
53.
Eye for an Eye, An (1981) as Production Assistant
Police officer Sean Kane is so disturbed after his partner is killed during an undercover narcotics operation, that he is forced to resign. Kane decides to keep tracking the drug dealers on his own and finds that their trail leads to corruption in high places.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

54.
Hitch (2005) as Second Unit Director
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens is a legendary--and deliberately anonymous--New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert, a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole, Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas, a gossip columnist who follows Allegra's every move. The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch suddenly finds himself falling deliriously in love with Sarah, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan's most famous date doctor.

Location Assistant (feature film)

55.
Escape From New York (1981) as Location Manager Assistant
Set in the future, Manhattan becomes a prison and an ex-bank robber is in charge of rescuing the president.

Assistant Direction (special)

56.
Year Without a Santa Claus, The (2006)
Disenchanted with the commercialization of Christmas, Santa decides to cancel his annual sleigh ride.

Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)

57.
Empire Falls (2005)
Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear

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