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Writer (feature film)

1.
Death Moon (1978) as From Story
An overworked executive vacationing in Hawaii finds that his romance with an attractive businesswoman he meets there is threatened by the supernatural powers of a strange native curse.
2.
Hitchhike! (1974) as From Story
A woman heading for a vacation unwittingly picks up a murderer and begins a relationship with him that jeopardizes her life during his desperate attempt to elude the police. Originally this was to have been titled "Crisscross."
3.
Gun, The (1974)
The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners, in a plot similar to the famed overcoat in "Flesh and Fantasy" (1943).

Producer (feature film)

4.
Call Me Claus (2001)
Lucy Cullins is a successful but slick and cynical producer at a home-shopping television network, who is desperately in need of some Christmas spirit. When Lucy hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus on the network, she gets more than she bargained for. Nick really is Santa Claus, and he fac
5.
Yesterday's Children (2000) as Producer
A woman is haunted by vivid and strangely familiar dreams of a mysterious mother and her children.<P>Jenny, a happily married American architect, suddenly begins to experience recurring dreams about a woman named Mary living in a small Irish town with her four children and her abusive husband. Soon
6.
Before Women Had Wings (1997) as Producer
Television movie based on Connie May Fowler's book of the same name. Miss Zora, a kind-hearted black woman with a sad past, offers comfort and a safe haven to Bird Jackson, a sensitive young girl who is coping with the cycle of alcoholism and abuse that began with her father's suicide and its devast
7.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997) as Producer
Movie based on Joan Ryan's book of the same title about a mother's experiences with the U.S. gymnastics establishment while her daughter was undergoing amateur training and competition. Depicts the compromising position in which some young athletes unwittingly find themselves in the name of competit
8.
Friend's Betrayal, A (1996)
A mother is shocked to discover that her 18-year-old son is carrying on a romantic relationship with his older lover, the mother's best friend.
9.
For the Future: the Irvine Fertility Scandal (1996) as Producer
Television movie based on the fertility scandal at the University of California at Irvine, in which doctors were accused on stealing patients' eggs and implanting them in surrogate mothers.
10.
She Fought Alone (1995)
A teenage girl's sexual harassment by a classmate results in a lawsuit against the school for failing to stop the abuse. When she refuses the romantic advances of a fellow student, he rapes her. However, the entire school rallies around the boy she has accused, and she finds that she must fight form
11.
Next Door (1994)
A feud between two neighbors turns ugly.
12.
Final Appeal (1993) as Producer
A woman accused of murdering her husband is represented at her trial by her brother who is on the verge of disbarment. Based on a true story.
13.
Between Love and Hate (1993) as Producer
An unstable teenager falls obsessively in love with an older married woman after she has seduced him.
14.
What She Doesn't Know (1992)
An idealistic law school graduate comes to work in the New York D.A.'s office. Her first case leads her straight to her father, a veteran New York cop who may be involved in corruption.
15.
Revenge on the Highway (1992) as Producer
Based on the true story of a retired truck driver whose son is killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a truck. The father returns to the road to find his son's killer.
16.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991)
Based on the true story of Bobby McLaughlin, a teenage high school drop-out who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a local drug dealer. Initially, Bobby's foster father is convinced Bobby is guilty, but when the boy is convicted on questionable evidence, he begins his own investigation to fr
17.
Bare Essentials (1991)
A couple is shipwrecked on a desert island in the South Pacific which is inhabited by an American castaway and his island girlfriend. A romantic quadrangle develops that forces all involved to re-examine the choices they have made in their lives.
18.
So Proudly We Hail (1990)
A story about the rise of a neo-Nazi movement in the United States. Three aimless young men and a college professor inadvertently get involved in the white supremacist "skinheads" movement.
19.
Bridesmaids (1989) as Producer
Four best friends return to their hometown to reunite for the wedding of a fifth friend. As the bridesmaids prepare for the wedding, reminisce about the past and explore the town, they share some shocking secrets that bind them together -- and ultimately free them to take charge of their lives.
20.
Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story, The (1988)
A fact-based movie about a TWA flight attendant whose composure and bravery saved lives on the infamous 1985 Athens/Beirut/Algiers hostage flight.
21.
Stepfather, The (1987) as Producer
A seemingly average man, after murdering his entire family, remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it again.
22.
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Fact-based comedy drama recounting Hollywood's legendary feud between Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper during filmdom's golden era. Jane Alexander's depiction of Hedda Hopper won her an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actress, with other nominations going to costume designers Nolan Miller and M
23.
Love On The Run (1985)
An attorney is so desperately in love with her convict-client that she helps him escape.
24.
3 Wishes Of Billy Grier (1984)
A teenager who is the victim of a rare disease that rapidly accelerates aging tries to cram his three great life ambitions into the months he has left -- to locate the father who had abandoned his family fifteen years earlier, to play saxophone with a jazz band, and to make love to a woman. The film
25.
Awakening of Candra, The (1983)
Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras, this psychodrama gained the dubious distinction of having its world television premiere in the wee hours of the morning after having sat on the shelf for two an
26.
Memorial Day (1983)
A happily married lawyer's unexpected reunion with some Vietnam war buddies unleashes a flood of memories he had struggled to suppress, and his emotional turmoil is heightened by the sudden suicide of one of the veterans.
27.
Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982) as Producer
An illiterate, unemployed woman abandoned by an abusive husband, puts her three children in a child-care center and then learns she has unwittingly signed them away to an unscrupulous private adoption agency and finds that she is the victim of a conspiracy. Emmy Award nominations for costume design
28.
Promise of Love, The (1980)
Teenage bride Bertinelli becomes a war widow when her Marine Corps husband Andy Romano is killed in Vietnam, and into her life comes a civilian recreation director (Parker) who works at Camp Pendleton in this romantic young love drama that originally was titled "Personal Effects."
29.
Children of An Lac, The (1980)
Based on film actress Ina Balin's account, this drama documented her efforts together with concerned American volunteer Betty Tisdale (played by Shirley Jones) and a compassionate Vietnamese woman running a Saigon orphanage to rescue as many children as possible and fly them out of the country befor
30.
Mind Over Murder (1979) as Producer
A young woman with precognition realizes she is being stalked by a killer -- a mass murderer she previously had used her psychic powers to identify to the skeptical police. Originally, this was titled "Are You Alone Tonight?" and Wendy Kaufman was credited as co-writer.
31.
Are You in the House Alone? (1978) as Producer
A thriller about a beautiful high school student who becomes the target of a terror campaign that eventually leads to rape in this adaptation of the Edgar Mystery Award-winning novel.
32.
Initiation of Sarah, The (1978)
Strange goings-on involve a naive college coed in the bizarre rites of an old sorority. Kathryn Crosby, playing a house mother, returned to filmmaking here in her first appearance following Bing's death. Mia Farrow's sister, Van Heflin's niece and Martin Balsam's daughter were among the other campus
33.
Death Moon (1978) as Producer
An overworked executive vacationing in Hawaii finds that his romance with an attractive businesswoman he meets there is threatened by the supernatural powers of a strange native curse.
34.
Hitchhike! (1974) as Producer
A woman heading for a vacation unwittingly picks up a murderer and begins a relationship with him that jeopardizes her life during his desperate attempt to elude the police. Originally this was to have been titled "Crisscross."
35.
Runaway! (1973) as Associate Producer
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
36.
Judge and Jake Wyler, The (1972)
A light-hearted whodunit involving a retired lady judge, who is a hypochondriac now running a private detective agency, with a charming ex-con as her leg man and various parolees helping in the day-to-day operation. This prospective pilot failed to catch on and later was tried once more with Lee Gra

Film Production - Main (feature film)

37.
Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story, The (1988)
A fact-based movie about a TWA flight attendant whose composure and bravery saved lives on the infamous 1985 Athens/Beirut/Algiers hostage flight.

Producer (special)

38.
American Nuclear (1989) as Producer
A pilot for a series not picked up by CBS. A popular yet volatile newspaper columnist from the Bronx leads a tumultuous life with his new wife, a mayoral aide from Manhattan, and their newly-merged families.
39.
Streets, The (1984) as Producer
The exploits of Danny Wreade and Max Grozzo, undercover police detectives with the New York Police Department. The pilot episode relates their attempts to learn the identity of a gang leader who is selling handguns that are lethal to people buying them for self-defense.
40.
Nightengales, The (1979)
The exploits of Jenny Palermo and Cotton Gardner, two beautiful Los Angeles undercover policewomen who work the Hollywood beat at night. Together, they are an experimental team called "The Nightengales." The pilot episode relates their efforts to nab a criminal who poses as Humphrey Bogart, to refor
41.
At Ease (1976)
The story, set at an Army post on Staten Island, New York, follows the misadventures of Sergeant Henry Rumsey, a 27-year Army veteran, as he struggles to bridge the generation gap that exists between himself and his young recruits. The pilot episode relates Harry's attempts to come to a decision as

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

42.
Traffic: The Miniseries (2004) as Producer
Based on the British miniseries "Traffik" and the feature film "Traffic," this miniseries, set in Seattle and Afghanistan, examines the many angles of the illegal world of drug, weapons, and human trafficking from three different points of view.
43.
Temptations, The (1998)
Recounts the story of how Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Al Bryant became The Temptations and created hit records with singer David Ruffin. Reveals the ego pressures and drug and alcohol abuse that accompanied the band's rise from street-side harmonizing to Motown
44.
Love, Lies and Murder (1991) as Producer
Based on a true 1985 murder case, a teenage girl is convicted in the shooting death of her stepmother. Despite her initial confession, she comes forward three years later with another version of the killing.

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