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Film Production - Main (feature film)

1.
Howl (2010)
The story of the obscenity trial launched to censor Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the groundbreaking poem of the Beat Generation in 1957.
2.
New Daughter, The (2009)
A single father and his two children move into a rural South Carolina home with a mysterious mound in the backyard. When Louisa begins to behave in strange, increasingly violent ways, John must uncover a disturbing truth.
3.
Find Me Guilty (2006)
It was the longest criminal trial in U.S. history: After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 different charges. The U.S. Government is prepared to take down one of the mob's biggest crime families. Until one defendant decides to do the u
4.
Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that
5.
Interpreter, The (2005) as Gaffer
Escalating events begin when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant,
6.
Laws of Attraction (2004)
High-powered divorce attorneys, Audrey Woods and Daniel Rafferty, have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios--so, how bad could their chances be? At the top of their respective games, Audrey and Daniel are a classic study in opposites. She practices law strictly by the book; he always manages to win by the seat of his pants. But soon they are pitted against each other on opposite sides of a nasty public divorce between famous clients, with the case centering upon an Irish castle that each future divorcee has their sites set on. Audrey and Daniel travel to Ireland to chase down depositions, yet the two lawyers, who have been slowly developing a mutual attaction that neither wants to acknowledge, find themselves thrown together at a romantic Irish festival. After a night of wild celebrating, they wake up the next morning as husband and wife. Maybe getting married first is the best way to fall in love.
7.
Birth (2004)
Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the
8.
Elf (2003)
As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scr
9.
Far From Heaven (2002) as Gaffer
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker,
10.
Sweet November (2001)
Each month free-spirited Sara Deever starts a new relationship. Her task is to take a month to make one man become a better person, and then she moves on. When November rolls around and Sara targets the busy tycoon, Nelson Moss, she does not plan on falling in love. But they do, and as a result, Nelson learns the painful secret behind the brevity of Sara's romances.
11.
Limey, The (1999) as Gaffer
Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals in the hopes of piecing together the events leading to her murder. As he survives a near-deadly beating, getting thrown out of a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, Wilson retaliates by doling out some bodily harm of his own. Before his trip is over, all of Los Angeles will know The Limey is in town.
12.
Yards, The (1999) as Gaffer
A thriller about the grimy New York City subway system.
13.
Illuminata (1998) as Gaffer
Life within a comedia dell 'arte troop is twistier than the plot of one of their plays.
14.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) as Gaffer
True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.
15.
Touch (1997) as Gaffer
Juvenal is an innocent young man who has the rare -- possibly miraculous -- ability to heal people with his hands. When his healing touch comes to public attention, he is sought out by an assortment of characters who stand to gain from his gift, including a zany religious zealot and an opportunistic
16.
Hard Way, The (1991) as Gaffer
An actor famous for his shallow action roles has an upcoming audition for a serious part in a cop movie. To prepare, he arranges to trail a reluctant, tough-as-nails, rule-breaking detective, and winds up getting involved in a real search for the Manhattan serial killer known as The Party Crasher.
17.
She-Devil (1989) as Gaffer
A woman seeks revenge on her husband and his new mistress.
18.
New York Stories (1989) as Gaffer ("Life Lessons" "Life Without Zoe")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen's segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese's segment, based on Dostoyevsky's "The Gambler", centers on an artist's romance. Francis Coppola's segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York's Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
19.
Working Girl (1988) as Gaffer
A secretary works her way up to an executive position and falls for one of her co-workers.
20.
Big (1988) as Gaffer
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
21.
House On Carroll Street, The (1988) as Gaffer
A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
22.
Broadcast News (1987) as Gaffer
A satiric look at the inner workings of the Washington news bureau of a major TV network and the romantic triangle between the feisty young female producer, the vain male news anchor, and the good-hearted male reporter.
23.
Ishtar (1987) as Gaffer (New York)
Two bad singers booked by a Moroccan hotel get mixed up in international politics.
24.
Believers, The (1987) as Gaffer (New York)
25.
Heartburn (1986) as Gaffer
When successful food critic Rachel Samstat begins to fall for the charming columnist Mark Forman, she is warned that he is not capable of fidelity. But after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, and Rachel gives up her career to dedicate herself to making their marriage work. Mark is thrilled when Rachel announces that she is pregnant but becomes anxious about his new, responsible role and begins cheating on her. .
26.
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) as Gaffer (Usa)
A childless couple adopt a likable young boy who they soon find out is actually a robot with some incredible talents.
27.
Muggable Mary: Street Cop (1982)
Karen Valentine is real-life New York City policewoman, Mary Glatzle, a jobless divorcee whose young son's congenital medical problem caused her to join the force and tough it out at the police academy before being allowed to prove herself as an undercover cop.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

28.
Across the Universe (2007)
A British boy and an American girl fall in love in the 60's amidst social upheaval.
29.
Enchanted (2007)
A live-action story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day Manhattan by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer.
30.
I'm Not There (2007)
A re-enactment of the life of musician, Bob Dylan, with multiple actors embodying different stages in the singer's life.
31.
Infamous (2006)
What starts out as the irreverent journey of the openly gay writer Truman Capote to the middle-class world of 1950's Kansas, where he goes--with his childhood friend Harper Lee--to research the murder of the Clutter family, turns to something altogether darker when Capote forms an intense and comple
32.
New York Minute (2004) as Chief Lighting Technician (New York Unit)
Today is the biggest day in the super-organized life of uptight overachiever Jane Ryan. She's due to give a major speech at Columbia University for a competition to win a prestigious scholarship to Oxford University. Meanwhile, her rebellious sister Roxy is planning to ditch school and go backstage
33.
Bad Santa (2003) as Chief Lighting Technician
Willie T. Stokes is a washed-up, wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can't help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year--on Christmas Eve. As shoppers head home from the mall, this Santa and his inge
34.
Selena (1997) as Chief Lighting Technician
By the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla Perez had seen almost all of her dreams come true. She and her family had risen together to a level of success they had hardly imagined, and their upward climb showed no signs of stopping. Selena, with her blend of natural talent, boundless energy and magnetic charm, was poised to become popular music's next big superstar, until her life was cut short at the hands of a friend she had thought loyal.
35.
My Family: Mi Familia (1995) as Lighting Design Consultant
Three generations of immigrants fight to make their way in the U.S.
36.
My New Gun (1992) as Rigging Gaffer
A suburban housewife's husband forces a gun on her for own protection. As a result the six-shooter becomes catalyst for marriage's end, as the wife gets involved in the mysterious and comical shenanigans of a handsome, odd young man who lives across the street.
37.
Innocent Blood (1992) as Chief Lighting Technician
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.
38.
Billy Bathgate (1991) as Chief Lighting Technician
In 1930s New York City, a teenage boy rises in the mob with the assistance of boss and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
39.
Ghost (1990) as Chief Lighting Technician 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
This is one of the most romantic films ever made. Ironically, most of the genuine love communicated between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and his wife Molly (Demi Moore) has to go through wacky psychic Oda Mae (Whoopi Goldberg). That's because Sam is a ghost and Oda Mae is the only person who can talk to him. Sam wants to warn Molly about the danger she is in from his killer Carl (Tony Goldwyn), but has to get the goods on him first. This is the film that reminds you never to take love for granted and how much fun pottery can be.
40.
Bonfire Of The Vanities, The (1990) as Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
41.
Black Rain (1989)
Tough cops Nick Conklin and Charlie Vincent break up a Yakuza crime ring in New York and escort a Japanese killer back to his home country. The criminal escapes, and the two detectives are forced to team up with the Tokyo police to track him down. Along the way, they find themselves drawn ever deepe
42.
Coming to America (1988) as Chief Lighting Technician (New York)
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.
43.
Brink's Job, The (1978) as Electrician Supervisor
After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds out that their security standard is low beyond belief. Now a really big coup is prepared...

Misc. Crew (feature film)

44.
Simone (2002)
Viktor Taransky is a down and out Academy Award-nominated director who just lost his last shot at a comeback when his temperamental flesh and blood actress walked off his movie Sunrise, Sunset. And when she left, so did Taransky's self-respect. Fired by his ex-wife and studio head Elaine Christian, Taransky just lost any hope of recapturing his former life with Elaine and their daughter Lainey. But then computer genius Hank Aleno shows up Although Hank is not long for this world, he is certain his creation will be in the right hands - Taransky's. Although Taransky initially rebuffs Hank's insane proposal, Hank has the last say. He bequeaths the software to Taransky that will change his life forever: Simulation One. Just a few key strokes and an overnight sensation is born: S1MONE. Suddenly, Taransky has a taste of the success he always craved and the world's most beloved star under his thumb. Or d s he? An intrepid tabloid reporter, Max Sayer, is doing his best to challenge that. And his pursuit becomes a little sweeter when Taransky's immaculate matrix starts to take on a life of her own.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

45.
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)
A two-part, four-hour miniseries which is a sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels." Focuses on Jennifer Parker, a powerful Manhattan trial lawyer whose personal and professional ambitions offen lead to explosive situations. The story picks up six years after the first minise

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