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Producer (feature film)

1.
Joker (2019)
After being abducted by friendly aliens in need of help, eight astronauts prove to be more than the aliens bargained for. Set back down on Earth, the feuding astornauts are told to settle their differences. After two hours those still alive are allowed to return to the alien planet and inherit the l
2.
Wolf of Wall Street, The (2013)
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcome
3.
Taking of Pelham 123, The (2009)
New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber''s ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind and leader of the highly-armed gang of four threatens to execute the train''s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit the gang and save the hostages. But there''s one riddle Garber can''t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
4.
Across the Universe (2007)
A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The sta
5.
Freedomland (2006)
Late one night in a working class New Jersey suburb, a bloodied woman staggers mute and dazed into the emergency room at the Dempsy Medical Center. After treatment for shock and hysteria, Brenda Martin recounts to Dempsy police detective Lorenzo Council a horrific tale of being carjacked on the isol
6.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry.
7.
Maid in Manhattan (2002) as Co-Producer
Marisa Ventura is a hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother who dreams of a better life for herself and her son, Ty. As a housekeeper at Manhattan's first-class Beresford Hotel, Marisa has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, even if they don't have a lot of money.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

8.
Last Action Hero (1993)
A teenage boy''s unfulfilling life takes a strange turn when he gets sucked into an action film and teams up with its hero, Jack Slater.
9.
Boomerang (1992)
The story of a successful marketing executive who searches for the "perfect" woman. When he finally falls in love, it's with the one woman in his life who rejects him.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

10.
Joker (2019)
After being abducted by friendly aliens in need of help, eight astronauts prove to be more than the aliens bargained for. Set back down on Earth, the feuding astornauts are told to settle their differences. After two hours those still alive are allowed to return to the alien planet and inherit the l
11.
12.
Too Big to Fail (2011)
When the U.S. economy dangles on the precipice of disaster in 2008, Henry Paulson is tasked with holding it all together by gathering the heads of all of the top banks in the country to come up with a solution in this dramatization of a true story.
13.
Little Black Book (2004)
Have you ever been tempted to go where you shouldn't? Stacy Holt, an associate producer for daytime talk show hostess Kippie Kann, is frustrated when her boyfriend Derek refuses to discuss his past relationships. With the encouragement of her co-worker Barb, she delves into his Palm to learn about h
14.
Spider-Man 2 (2004) as Unit prod mgr, New York unit
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers, while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka "Doc Ock." Peter''s life-long yearning for M.J. becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to abandon his secret life and declare his love. In the meantime, M.J. has moved on with her life. She has embarked on an acting career and has a new man in her life. Peter''s relationship with his best friend Harry Osborn has been overshadowed by Harry''s growing vendetta against Spider-Man, whom he holds responsible for his father''s death. Peter''s life becomes even more complicated when he is pitted against a powerful new nemesis, Dr. Otto Octavius--"Doc Ock." Peter must now learn to accept his fate and harness all his superhero talents in order to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.
15.
Sour Grapes (1998)
Two cousins battle when one wins $500,000 at an Atlantic City slot machine with change borrowed from the other. Brain surgeon Evan reckons that he is owed half the cash, while Richie argues it is his. Then Evan tells his cousin that he has an inoperable brain tumor - a joke that has far reaching con
16.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Stifled New Jersey housewife Robert Glass mitigates her boredom by reading the New York personal ads of an exotic bohemian named Susan. Roberta actually goes into the city to watch an ad-inspired meeting of Susan and her lover Jimmy, but this innocently voyeuristic adventure backfires when she hits

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

18.
Dr. Strange (DO NOT USE) (2016)
Neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange's life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place-a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not ju
19.
Doctor Strange (2016)
After a terrible accident, Dr. Stephen Strange loses his ability to operate but finds new purpose when a mystical being known as the Ancient One reveals that Dr. Strange is the newly designated Sorcerer Supreme.
20.
Tracers (2015)
21.
Wolf of Wall Street, The (2013)
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcome
22.
Amazing Spider-Man, The (2012)
Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents'' disappearance - leading him directly to OsCorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father''s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors'' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
23.
Too Big to Fail (2011)
When the U.S. economy dangles on the precipice of disaster in 2008, Henry Paulson is tasked with holding it all together by gathering the heads of all of the top banks in the country to come up with a solution in this dramatization of a true story.
24.
Smurfs, The (2011)
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours - in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gar
25.
Sorcerer's Apprentice, The (2010)
Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling
26.
Sorcerer's Apprentice (Theatrical), The (2010)
When Megan's fiancé is killed, she moves cross country and rebuilds her life with a new boyfriend and a closer relationship to her sister. When she runs into one of her old colleagues, Lloyd, she is pleasantly surprised and the pair become close friends; yet, Lloyd wants more and he soon begins to s
27.
Taking of Pelham 123, The (2009)
New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber''s ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind and leader of the highly-armed gang of four threatens to execute the train''s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit the gang and save the hostages. But there''s one riddle Garber can''t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
28.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Set in the desert Southwest in 1957--at the height of the Cold War--Indy and his sidekick Mac have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield. Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College--only to find things have gone from bad to worse. His close
29.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
30.
Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
All he wanted was to disappear; instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is--legendary assassin. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. Now, in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow, Paris and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne--all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.
31.
Across the Universe (2007)
A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The sta
33.
Pink Panther, The (2006)
Inspector Jacques Clouseau, a name that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere--and anyone else he comes across as well. Maybe it''s because his deductive powers are so inadequate, his grasp of the obvious so elusive, his command of the language so severely limited and his physical coordination so completely lacking. But while his approach may be unorthodox and often confounding, he always manages to solve the crime--in his own fashion. At least until now. World famous soccer coach Yves Gluant has just led Team France to victory over Team China. Surrounded by grateful adoring fans and his beautiful lover, the international pop star Xania, Gluant is felled by a poisoned dart. In the ensuing panic, Gluant''s priceless diamond ring, "The Pink Panther," mysteriously disappears. The murder becomes a media sensation and a national obsession. Cracking the case falls to Chief Inspector Dreyfus, who is up for the prestigious Medal of Honor--for the seventh time. Aware that he cannot afford to make a single mistake--at least none that can be attributed to him--Dreyfus presses the indefatigable Inspector Clouseau into service. Closeau and his new assistant, the steadfast, stoic Gendarme Gilbert Ponton, follow a tangle of clues that leads them all over Paris and, eventually, New York City. In the Big Apple, Clouseau and Ponton and travel to Times Square and the nearby diamond district, as well as to the city''s posh Fifth Avenue and the renowned Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Along the way, Clouseau and Ponton are waylaid by elusive diamond cutters, would-be thugs, notorious bandits, smarmy casino owners, secret agents, mysterious trainers and an exotic beverage called "The Flaming Mojito." One by one, Clouseau narrows his search and tracks down the most likely suspects. They include Xania, a spurned soccer star, a millionaire casino owner and a flirtatious P.R. publicist. Clouseau''s process is fascinating, if harrowingly circuitous. But he never loses his focus, his purpos
34.
Freedomland (2006)
Late one night in a working class New Jersey suburb, a bloodied woman staggers mute and dazed into the emergency room at the Dempsy Medical Center. After treatment for shock and hysteria, Brenda Martin recounts to Dempsy police detective Lorenzo Council a horrific tale of being carjacked on the isol
35.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry.
36.
Maid in Manhattan (2002) as Unit Production Manager
Marisa Ventura is a hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother who dreams of a better life for herself and her son, Ty. As a housekeeper at Manhattan's first-class Beresford Hotel, Marisa has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, even if they don't have a lot of money.
37.
Down to Earth (2001)
Lance Barton is a struggling comedian with one mission on his mind: landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance has one little problem though - he ain''t that funny. However, an inept emissary from heaven is about to hit him with a much bigger problem when he mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Since, by heavenly rule, no man gets into heaven before his time, and the choice of returning to his own body on Earth is impossible, Lance reluctantly agrees to occupy the body of a wealthy old white mogul, Charles Wellington, until a more suitable body can be found. Living in the body of a callous old white man would be bizarre enough for Lance without falling in love with Sontee, the beautiful woman publicly battling Wellington''s company, while having to defend himself against Wellington''s cheating wife and her plot to have him killed.
38.
Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)
After failing to get into college, Beverly Donofrio loses interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking, smoking and rebelling against authority. After becoming pregnant, marrying, then divorcing, she must cope with being a teenage single parent. She finally ends up at an elite New England university where she tries to reach a balance between her mistakes and her goals.
39.
Loser (2000)
Young and sheltered Paul leaves his Midwestern town to attend New York University, but he is frustrated by the antipathy of his new roommates, who instantly brand him a loser and conspire to drive him from the dorm. His spirits are bolstered when he catches sight of beautiful co-ed Dora, but his eff
40.
Out of Towners, The (1999)
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
41.
Random Hearts (1999)
Dutch Van den Broeck, a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division of the Washington, D.C. police department, and Kay Chandler, a New Hampshire congresswoman running for re-election, know about trust. Their careers depend on it. Their marriages are founded on it. Or so they thought. When a plane crash carrying Dutch''s wife Peton and Kay''s husband Cullen crashes into Chesapeake Bay, leaving no survivors, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will not only lead Dutch and Kay to disturbing and shocking information about their spouses, but bring these strangers together in an unlikely romance.
42.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
In the 1970s, FBI undecover agent Joe Pistone infiltrates the mob, leaving his family behind and assuming the false persona of the jewel man Donnie Brasco. His assignment: to become a trusted insider with the infamous Bonanno family by gaining the confidence of a low-level gangster. Lefty Ruggiero is an aging, two-bit hit-man who sees a new future for himself with the smart, young thief Donnie Brasco and enlists him as his protege. Together the two men enter into a camaraderie that will not allow either one to distance himself emotionally. Meanwhile, Donnie begins to get lost in the distance between his real and undercover selves. As Donnie moves deeper and deeper into the Mafia chain of command, he realizes he is not only losing the line between federal agent and criminal, between who he pretends to be and who he actually is, he is also leading Lefty, his closest friend, to an almost certain death sentence.
43.
Money Train (1995)
Foster brothers, John and Charlie share a life-long dream of robbing the Money Train that collects millions of dollars each night from NYC subway stations. Only two things stand in their way: they''re cops; and Donald Patterson, the hard-assed MTA chief, is their boss. They''re his trains, it''s his money, and he''s never been robbed. But on New Year''s Eve, the rates are going up...
44.
It Could Happen to You (1994)
In lieu of a tip, a New York cop offers a recently bankrupt waitress half of his lottery ticket. It turns out to be the winning ticket and, much to the chagrin of his avaricious wife, the good-hearted officer decides to honor his pledge.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

45.
Southpaw (Theatrical) (2015)
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest
46.
Southpaw (2015)

Location Manager (feature film)

47.
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
When a woman comes to Dr. Ann Hecker to talk about her violent and very satisfying sexual life, the good doctor realizes that she and her patient share a lover. The psychiatrist soon finds herself embroiled in sadomasochism and murder.
48.
One Good Cop (1991)
The story of a Manhattan detective who takes charge of his partner's children, when his longtime friend and partner is killed in the line of duty.
49.
Company Business (1991)
Two aging spies, one of the CIA and one of the KGB, become unlikely allies when a spy swap goes awry.
50.
Butcher's Wife, The (1991)
A butcher living in New York City marries a country girl who is a clairvoyant. When her powers are discovered, they have a profound effect on the people in their neighborhood.
51.
Everybody Wins (1990) as Location Manager
An innocent boy in a small New England town is accused of killing his mother.
52.
Awakenings (1990)
A doctor''''s experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness.
53.
Big (1988)
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
54.
Split Decisions (1988) as Location Manager (New York)
Two sons in the McGuinn family are talented prizefighters. The youngest is working with his father to train for the Olympics. But the oldest son has chosen a different path and has gotten involved with crooked fight promoters to advance his career, resulting in a great deal of stress in their family.
55.
Working Girl (1988)
An ambitious secretary climbs up the corporate ladder by taking over when her boss breaks her leg.

Location Assistant (feature film)

56.
Secret Of My Success, The (1987)
Fresh out of college, he''s determined to climb New York''s corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he''s really the new mail boy.

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