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Producer (feature film)

1.
Laurel Canyon (2003)
"Laurel Canyon," a street that runs through the heart of the Hollywood Hills, has for decades been a sort of Greenwich Village of the West, home to many musicians, actors, artists and other bohemian types. Among its current residents is Jane, a veteran record producer, trying to come up with a hit s
2.
Civil Action, A (1998)
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.
3.
Twilight (1998)
Harry Ross is a private investigator who lives in the garage of Jack and Catherine Ames, two movie star friends. Harry does odd jobs for them in exchange for lodging. Tension arises when Harry begins to be attracted to Catherine and Jack's cancer returns. When Harry attempts to deliver a package to
4.
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama revolving around a Jamaican housekeeper and her inspiring influence on a child who's parents are getting divorced.
5.
Rain Man (1988)
A con artist discovers he has a wealthy, autistic brother.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

6.
ALL THE KING'S MEN (2006)
An idealistic southern politician who appeals to the common man whilst effectively playing dirty politics slowly becomes corrupted by the system.
7.
Interpreter, The (2005)
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,
8.
Cavedweller (2004)
Set in 1978, drama is based on Dorothy Allison's novel about an alcoholic rock and roll singer who, after the death of her lead singer lover, leaves the lifestyle behind and takes their young daughter cross-country to Georgia to reclaim her other daughters, whom she left behind after fleeing their
9.
Laurel Canyon (2003)
"Laurel Canyon," a street that runs through the heart of the Hollywood Hills, has for decades been a sort of Greenwich Village of the West, home to many musicians, actors, artists and other bohemian types. Among its current residents is Jane, a veteran record producer, trying to come up with a hit s
10.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Handsome, wealthy and charismatic, New York City publishing executive David Aames leads a charmed life. But one night David makes a small mistake that causes him to lose Sofia, the girl of his dreams. In his search for her, David is thrust unexpectedly into a rollercoaster ride of romance, sex, lies
11.
Heartbreakers (2001)
Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof M.O. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, then proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It''s a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who''s been set up as the perfect sucker....
12.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
13.
Civil Action, A (1998)
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.
14.
Twilight (1998)
Harry Ross is a private investigator who lives in the garage of Jack and Catherine Ames, two movie star friends. Harry does odd jobs for them in exchange for lodging. Tension arises when Harry begins to be attracted to Catherine and Jack's cancer returns. When Harry attempts to deliver a package to
15.
Red Corner (1997)
A high-stakes thriller about a savvy entertainment lawyer who finds hinmself trapped and fighting for his life in the labyrinthine Chinese legal system. Jack Moore has come to China to broker a multi-million dollar television deal and, while celebrating the deal, meets and seduces a beautiful Chines
16.
Up Close and Personal (1996)
Tally Atwater is one of the most trusted figures in the nation. A familiar and comforting face to the millions of network TV news viewers who invite her into their homes every day, Tally is an articulate, sophisticated and charming newscaster. But she didn''t start out that way. A onetime waitress and casino craps dealer named Sallyanne, from Reno, Nevada, she pursued a dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Going from smalltown weathergirl to prime-time network anchor, her meteoric rise to prominence is aided and abetted by Warren Justice, a brilliant, older newsman who becomes her mentor and lover. As their relationship grows, so too does Tally''s celebrity, to the point where her popularity begins to eclipse his.
17.
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. "Hustler" was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance.
18.
Little Giants (1994)
When she doesn't make her uncle's football team because of her sex, Becky, the coach's niece, gets her own father to coach another team representing those who didn't make the cut and the two brothers face off in a high school football game.
19.
Firm, The (1993)
Tom Cruise learns that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is, when he accepts an excessively lucrative offer from a Memphis firm after graduating from Harvard Law. In this thriller from director Sydney Pollack, based on the bestselling novel by John Grisham, Cruise''s ambitious character Mitch McDeere discovers that the firm''s prosperity is a direct result of its mob ties. When the murders and seductions pile up, Mitch must get to the truth and get out alive. Also starring Oscar winner Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Paul Sorvino, and Ed Harris.
20.
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
21.
The Fisher King (1991)
A DJ tries to help a homeless madman whose life he had unwittingly ruined.
22.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990)
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
23.
Back To The Future (Part 2) (1989)
Sequel to the 1985 hit "Back to the Future," where Marty McFly goes into the future.
24.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
25.
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama revolving around a Jamaican housekeeper and her inspiring influence on a child who's parents are getting divorced.
26.
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
An aspiring author, hurt and depressed over a painful separation from his girlfriend, embarks on a hedonistic and frantic journey through New York City''s nightlife sub-culture.
27.
Rain Man (1988)
A con artist discovers he has a wealthy, autistic brother.
28.
Made In Heaven (1987)
Mike Shea left his small Pennsylvania town and to move to California. On the way, he rescues a woman her children from a river, dying in the process. After arriving in heaven, Mike falls in love with a girl named Annie, but she has to return to Earth and inhabit another body in order to earn her wings. Desperate to be with her, Mike is offered a deal: He can return to Earth and find Annie, but neither will remember each other, and they have thirty years to re-connect.
29.
Witness (1985) as 1st Assistant Director
A young Amish boy, visiting Philadelphia with his widowed mother, witnesses a murder. When the detective on the case discovers a police cover up, he realizes his, the boy''s and the mother''s lives are in jeopardy. He hides out in Amish country, living amongst the community and having to abide by their peaceful customs. Things get more complicated when he falls in love with the young widow. But, soon the idyllic life is shattered when the villains discover his whereabouts.
30.
Back To The Future (1985)
A young man travels into the past and almost keeps his parents from getting married.
31.
Harry & Son (1984)
32.
Songwriter (1984)
A singer-songwriter sets out to break his record company contract.
33.
Brainstorm (1983)
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.
34.
Tootsie (1982)
An unemployed actor masquerades as a woman to win a soap-opera role.
35.
An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)
A naval officer in training shares a tumultuous romance with a local girl.
36.
Absence Of Malice (1981)
An ambitious reporter unwittingly slanders a businessman under federal investigation.
37.
Hide In Plain Sight (1980)
True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
38.
Man with Bogart's Face, The (1980)
A man has plastic surgery to make him look like his idol Humphrey Bogart and then, taking the name Sam Marlowe from some of Bogart's film characters, he opens a detective agency. Business is slow until he put his picture in the paper. Then a group of people contact him and he gets involved in his fi
39.
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
A country music star leads different lifestyles at home and on the road.
40.
It's My Turn (1980)
Kate is a mathematics professor who is married to a cheerful architect named Homer. Kate travels from their home in Chicago to New York City, where she meets the handsome, recently retired professional baseball player Ben. The two are attracted to each other, and when Ben pursues her, Kate is surprised by her willingness to get romantically involved with him.
41.
Real Life (1979)
Filmmakers invade an Arizona home to shoot a documentary about family life.
42.
Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider (1978)
World War I veteran Charlie has dreamt of being the first person to win a transnational motorcycle race and enlists his comrades from the war to help. His former buddies do help him, although have been harboring a grudge against him because they think that he deserted them in battle. On the route, C
43.
Haunts (1977) as Assistant Director
44.
Empire Of The Ants (1977) as Assistant Director
A toxic spill unleashes giant ants on a crooked real estate development.
45.
King Kong (1976)
An oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Although a woman in the group tames Kong somewhat, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city.
46.
Second Coming of Suzanne, The (1974) as Assistant Director
Richard Dreyfuss plays a frustrated film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard Cohen (used in the film).

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