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Born: September 10, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Spangler, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Pixels (2015)
Jules Brenner lost the world championship video game contest when he was 13. His childhood buddy, and best friend even now in adulthood, is Will Cooper, the current President of the United States. Jules finds his vintage video game skills in high demand when aliens misinterpret video-feeds of old vi
2.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Percy Jackson discovers his father is Poseidon, that he is invested with supernatural powers and that it is his job to save the world.
3.
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.
4.
3-D Rocks (2005)
A psychedelic 3-D, hi-def rock 'n' roll extravaganza shot at an ambitious summer concert organized by rocker and fellow garage rock obsessive Steven Van Zandt, which features performances by the Strokes, the White Stripes, Nancy Sinatra, Bo Diddley and the Pete Best Combo.
5.
Rent (2005)
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide
6.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) as Director
Harry Potter has not had a good summer. Not only has he had to put up with his overbearing Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley and their dread of his magical abilities, but it seems as if Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger have forgotten him as they haven't replied to a single o
7.
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Director
A household android has trouble functioning when he begins to feel "real" human emotions. These emotions cause his owners to attempt to change the andorid into a real being.
8.
Stepmom (1998) as Director
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new wife learns from his former wife that she is terminally ill with cancer.
9.
Nine Months (1995) as Director
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they've seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel's life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there's Rebecca's first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he's getting in return is a miracle...
10.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) as Director
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids' nanny.
11.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) as Director
A young boy boards the wrong flight and ends up in New York alone.
12.
Only The Lonely (1991) as Director
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
13.
Home Alone (1990) as 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.
14.
Heartbreak Hotel (1988) as Director
A boy kidnaps Elvis Presley and brings him home to his mother.
15.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) as Director
Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city. What then transpires is an evening of one hair-raising adventure after another.

Cast (feature film)

16.
Fog City Mavericks (2007)
Chronicles the past forty years of the lives and work of the Bay Area's best-known filmmakers.

Writer (feature film)

17.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) as Screenwriter
When their daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip the Christmas holiday. But when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit, the Kranks must swiftly organize a traditional Christmas celebration.
18.
Nine Months (1995) as Screenwriter
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they've seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel's life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there's Rebecca's first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he's getting in return is a miracle...
19.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) as Screenwriter
Little Nemo is a young New Yorker who is carried off by a giant blimp to Slumberland where he is to become a playmate for King Morpheus's daughter, Princess Camille. In Slumberland, Nemo is warned never to open the door which leads to Nightmare Land. Dared by a mischievous trickster named Flip, Nemo
20.
Only The Lonely (1991) as Screenwriter
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
21.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) as Characters As Source Material
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
22.
Heartbreak Hotel (1988) as Screenwriter
A boy kidnaps Elvis Presley and brings him home to his mother.
23.
Goonies, The (1985) as Screenwriter
A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure.
24.
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) as Screenwriter
Young John Watson is shipped off to boarding school and meets up with the brilliantly bizarre Sherlock Holmes. The two boys strike up a friendship and promptly become involved in the investigation of a number of mysterious murders. When their curiosity gets them into trouble with a dangerous religious cult, Watson and Holmes must struggle to avoid capture while attempting to notify the authorities.
25.
Gremlins (1984) as Screenwriter
A wholesome, All-American town is turned upside-down, when "gremlins"--some impish little creatures--are accidentally unleashed and wreck havoc.
26.
Reckless (1984) as Screenwriter
A rebellious teenager dreams of leaving town in order to avoid watching his father drink himself to death. He meets up with a girl from the right side of the tracks who vandalizes the school in the steel town in which they both wish to escape.

Producer (feature film)

27.
Christ the Lord (2015)
Depicts Jesus Christ at age 7, as he goes back home to Nazareth to find out where he's from and who he is.
28.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Percy Jackson faces cannibal giants at his prep school and learns that Camp Half-Blood is under attack by a mysterious enemy.
29.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Percy Jackson faces cannibal giants at his prep school and learns that Camp Half-Blood is under attack by a mysterious enemy.
30.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Percy Jackson discovers his father is Poseidon, that he is invested with supernatural powers and that it is his job to save the world.
31.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds, yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventu
32.
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.
33.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doo
34.
Night At the Museum (2006)
A good-hearted but bumbling security guard at the Museum of Natural History accidentally trips an ancient curse which causes the animals and gigantic insects on display to come to life, causing havoc in the city.
35.
Fantastic Four (2005) as Executive Producer
Four people with recently acquired special powers gained while on a space station, return to earth to fight off a similarly-enhanced villain set to destroy the earth.
36.
Rent (2005)
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide
37.
3-D Rocks (2005)
A psychedelic 3-D, hi-def rock 'n' roll extravaganza shot at an ambitious summer concert organized by rocker and fellow garage rock obsessive Steven Van Zandt, which features performances by the Strokes, the White Stripes, Nancy Sinatra, Bo Diddley and the Pete Best Combo.
38.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) as Producer
Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and t
39.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) as Producer
When their daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip the Christmas holiday. But when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit, the Kranks must swiftly organize a traditional Christmas celebration.
40.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) as Executive Producer
Harry Potter has not had a good summer. Not only has he had to put up with his overbearing Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley and their dread of his magical abilities, but it seems as if Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger have forgotten him as they haven't replied to a single o
41.
Monkeybone (2001) as Executive Producer
A comic book writer falls into a coma after a car accident and wakes up in the make-believe world he created.
42.
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Producer
A household android has trouble functioning when he begins to feel "real" human emotions. These emotions cause his owners to attempt to change the andorid into a real being.
43.
Stepmom (1998) as Producer
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new wife learns from his former wife that she is terminally ill with cancer.
44.
Jingle All the Way (1996) as Producer
Christmas. It's the most magical time of year. But while many are bustling to find their children the perfect gifts, others aren't quite ready to adopt the holiday spirit. High-powered businessman Howard Langston loves his family, but he just can't seem to find enough time for wife Liz and son Jamie. But Howard will make it up to Jamie... he'll buy him the toy on every child's list to Santa -- and the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard if facing one BIG problem: It's Christmas Eve, and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard's down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. In the course of his seemingly endless Yuletide misadventures, he finds himself in a no-holds-barred fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron, who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.
45.
Nine Months (1995) as Producer
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they've seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel's life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there's Rebecca's first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he's getting in return is a miracle...

Cast (special)

46.
Katie Couric Special -- Harry Potter: Behind the Magic, A (2001) as Interviewee
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the theatrical film, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," based on the book by author J.K. Rowling. Host Katie Couric interviews director Chris Columbus and spends time with the young "wizards in training," Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe,
47.
Maureen O'Hara: Wild Irish Rose (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Maureen O'Hara.
48.
Macaulay Culkin: A Child's Rise/Family's Fall: The E! True Hollywood Story, A (1997) as Interviewee
Special focuses on child actor, Macaulay Culkin. The documentary looks at his family life before and after his success, and his current career status while his parents wage a highly publicized custody battle over him and his siblings. Includes a look at court documents from the custody battle.
49.
Planet Hollywood Salutes the Top 10 Comedy Movies of All-Time (1995)
Special saluting the top 10 grossing motion-picture comedies ever: "Home Alone," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Ghostbusters," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Back to the Future," "Tootsie," "Crocodile Dundee," "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," "Three Men and a Baby" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Features interviews wit
50.
Making of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," The (1992)
A special featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film "Home Alone 2." Includes interviews with the stars, along with the premiere of the movie's music video, "All Alone at Christmas."

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