JAMES ORR (Director/Screenplay by) and his partner JIM CRUICKSHANK (Screenplay by) are one of the most successful and respected writer/producer teams in Hollywood. The duo wrote the screenplays for “Sister Act 2,” “Three Men and a Baby” (the highest grossing film of 1986), “Tough Guys” and “Mr. Destiny” which Mr. Orr also directed.
Orr and Cruickshank’s producing/executive producing credits include the feature films “Father of the Bride” and “Mr. Destiny.”
In addition to the aforementioned feature film credits, Orr and Cruickshank have written the screenplays and/or produced or directed several made-for- television movies, including the Emmy Award nominated “Young Harry Houdini” and “14 Going On 30.”
Natives of Canada, Orr and Cruickshank attended film school at York University in Toronto before Orr was selected for a directing fellowship at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
BONNIE BRUCKHEIMER (Producer) has been associated with Bette Midler for 16 years. A partner in Midler’s All Girl Productions, formed in 1985, Bruckheimer made her debut as a film producer with the hit movie “Beaches” having served previously as associate producer on “Big Business,” the hit comedy starring Midler and Lily Tomlin.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bruckheimer began her professional career in advertising and public relations and ultimately accepted a position with the treasurer of Columbia Pictures. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she became an assistant to some of the film industry’s most noted producers and directors including Arthur Penn and Ross Hunter.
In 1991, Ms. Bruckheimer produced “For The Boys” starring Midler and James Caan for 20th Century Fox. In 1993 she served as executive producer on the highly-rated CBS Television production of “Gypsy” which garnered 12 Emmy Award nominations.
MARTY KATZ (Producer) previously served for eight years as executive vice president of motion picture and television productions for The Walt Disney Studios before forming Marty Katz Productions, a company which enjoys an exclusive overall producing and consulting deal with the Disney Studios.
Mr. Katz previously produced “Lost in America” for Geffen/Warner Bros., and was coordinating producer on 20th Century Fox’s “Heart Like a Wheel.” Katz also supervised production of more than 50 television movies including “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Love Among the Ruins” which garnered a total of 25 Emmy Awards. He is currently producing Touchstone Pictures’ new comedy “Mr. Wrong,” starring Golden Globe Award nominee Ellen DeGeneres, for Marty Katz Productions.
DAVID PECKINPAH (Story by) has written and or produced feature films, television movies and series. His most recent motion picture screenplay was “The Paper Boy.” He previously wrote the made-for-television movies “Obsessed,” “The Diamond Trap,” “Stillwatch,” and “In Self Defense.” As writer and executive producer his credits include the television series “Silk Stalkings,” “Wolf,” which he created and executive produced, and “Beauty and the Beast” as writer/producer.
He also served as a writer on the series “Code Name: Foxfire,” “High Performance” (which he also produced), “Young Maverick,” and the TV special “Gabe and Walker.” In addition, Peckinpah was the supervising producer on the series “DEA.”
RICHARD JEFFERIES (Story by) has written numerous original motion picture screenplays and worked as a writer on such feature films as “Samsonite Warhead,” “Inside Man,” “Flies,” “Beware the Wickies,” “The Vagrant,” “The Bad Place,” “Rendezvous,” “Just Met,” “Scarecrows,” and director Gale Anne Hurd’s “Virus” for Universal Pictures. He also contributed to the Disney Sunday Movie “14 Going On 30,” and created the computer game “Fathom Q.” Jefferies is also the author of Dream, a metaphysical romance novel.
A native of New Jersey, MARGARET SOUTH (Executive Producer) graduated from Ithaca College in 1975 with an MFA in drama. She began her industry career as a reader for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and writing scripts for the ABC daytime drama “One Life To Live.”
Moving to Los Angeles in 1983, South developed the Ron Howard- produced HBO series “Maximum Security” starring Robert Desiderio and Jean Smart. She subsequently helped form All Girl Productions with Bette Midler and Bonnie Bruckheimer, which is based at The Walt Disney Studios. The feature film productions with which South has been associated at All Girl Productions include the hits “Beaches” and “For The Boys.”
JAMIE ANDERSON (Director of Photography) enjoyed a successful career as a camera operator before making his debut as director of photography on “Unlawful Entry” for director Jonathan Kaplan, followed by the critically acclaimed “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” with director Brian Gibson.
Anderson grew up in the Hudson Valley of New York where his father introduced him to photography in the family’s darkroom. He studied at Syracuse University and NYU Film School before moving to California in 1972, continuing his training with Roger Corman as a second unit cameraman.
As camera operator, Anderson worked with such renowned cinematographers as Vittorio Storaro, Conrad Hall, Tak Fujimoto, Allen Daviau and John Alcott before being promoted to director of photography for the second unit on “Dick Tracy.”
His credits as camera operator include “Dick Tracy,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “Swing Shift” and “Heart Like a Wheel.”
LAWRENCE G. PAULL (Production Designed by) was trained as an architect, and won the British Academy Award and an Oscar nomination for his work on the visually stunning “Blade Runner,” re-released in its “directors cut” version to renewed acclaim in 1992.
Pauli’s extensive list of credits include “Born Yesterday,” “Unlawful Entry,” “City Slickers,” “Memoirs of an Invisible Man,” and another British Academy Award nomination for “Back to the Future,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Predator 2,” “Harlem Nights,” “Cocoon: The Return,” “Project X,” “Blue Collar,” “Which Way is Up?” “American Flyers,” “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings.”
Most recently, Pauli designed the feature films “Another Stakeout” and “Naked Gun 33 1/3, The Final Insult.”
HARRY KERAMIDAS (Editor) was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, where he graduated with a degree in industrial psychology in 1963.
After service in the Peace Corps, Keramidas moved to California and studied motion picture production at UCLA. He began his film career as an editor for the National Film Board of Canada, working on community action film projects. He subsequently edited numerous documentary and low-budget feature films before joining the editor’s union in 1977 and working as a dialogue editor on Martin Scorsese’s “New York, New York.”
His feature film editing credits include Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” “Back to the Future” and its two sequels; “About Last Night,” with Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and James Belushi; “Big Business,” starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin; “Chances Are,” starring Cybill Shepherd, Ryan O’Neal and Robert Downey Jr.;
“The Squeeze,” for TriStar Pictures, Orion’s “The Favor” and “Passed Away” with Bob Hoskins.
TOM BRONSON (Costume Designer) began his career with Universal Studios and went on to design such feature films as “The Deep,” “Slap Shot,” “The Long Riders,” “Southern Comfort,” “First Blood,” “Rambo,” “48 HRS.” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Rocky II, and III” and “Cobra,” to name a few.
He received Emmy Award nominations for the telefilms “Fear on Trial,” “The Execution of Pvt. Slovik,” “Ruby & Oswald” and “For the Woman I Love.” He also received Academy Award considerations for his designing contributions on “Brubaker,” “Rocky IV,” “Staying Alive” and “Victory.”
In 1987, Bronson became staff designer for Walt Disney Pictures & Television. He also serves as department head of the Walt Disney Studios Costume Department. In his tenure with Disney, he has received Emmy nominations for the television movies “Polly I and II” and “Plymouth.” Other television credits while at Disney include such series as “The Fanelli Boys” and “Hull High,” as well as the television movies “14 Going On 30,” “Justin Case,” “The Parent Trap,” “Rock ‘N Roll Mom,” “The Shaggy Dog,” “Freaky Friday,” “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” and “Escape to Witch Mountain.”
Recently, Bronson designed the television series “Hardball,” “Bakersfield P.D.,” “The Good Life,” “Boy Meets World,” “Monty” and “Sinbad,” as well as numerous pilots.
Also, while at Disney, his feature credits include “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid,” “The Program,” “It’s Pat,” and “Robert A. Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters.”
MARK MANCINA (Music by) has written the music for numerous feature films and television shows. Last year for Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King,” the most successful animated motion picture of all time, he arranged, produced, and provided vocal arrangements for several of the songs. Also, last year, he wrote the music for the summer blockbuster “Speed.” His other film credits include the comedies “Monkey Trouble,” “Jetsons: The Movie,” the suspense films “True Romance,” “Where Sleeping Dogs Lie,” the action films “Sniper,” “Code Name Vengeance,” “Hell on the Battleground,” “Space Mutiny,” “Death Chase,” and the world music scores for the PBS series “Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World.” His made for television movies include “Space Rangers,” “Lifepod,” and “Future Force.” He is currently working on “Badboys,” “Outer Limits,” and another Disney record, Rhythm of the Pridelands.
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