Hot Sheet October 2007


Elizabeth Allen '00
Has signed to direct Fox 2000's adaptation of the children's book Ramona; attached to helm the dark comedy My Mother's Boyfriend.

Todd Black '82
Set to produce the drama Seven Pounds for Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment.

Melanie Blair '05
Produced the short Joburg which premiered at the LA Film Festival.

Ronnie Christensen
Wrote the supernatural thriller Outside, set to be produced by Overture Films.

Nelson Cragg '03 Set to serve as director of photography for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for CBS.

Tom DeSanto
Will team with 44 Blue to produce Spike's Declassified, a new reality project about dangerous special ops missions from US history.

Vineet Dewan '06
Directed the short Clear Cut, Simple, which won first place for Best Student Live Action at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.
Jason Delmarty, Jason Blair, Jason Stone, Rob Ronnolly, John Harrison, Tim Carr, Elizabeth Johnson, Rachel Robb Kondrath, Michael Kurz, Michael Swingler, and Jay Visit worked on it as well.
He is also featured in Filmmaker magazine as their "25 New Faces of Independent Film" and is in the NBC Director-in-Training Program for Friday Night Lights and Heroes.

Brian Dreyfuss '87
Listed in Variety as a lit agent creating "Indie Buzz" for the agency he created last year, Featured Artists Agency.

Dana Fox '00
Named as one of Variety's "10 Writers to Watch."

James Gray '91
Will direct the drama Two Lovers, which will be financed by 2929 Prods.

David Goyer '88
Will direct New Regency's Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, a film based on the graphic novel.

Ben Haber '00
Is joining Jordan Kerner at Kerner Entertainment.

Matthew Jensen '94
Set to serve as director of photography for the HBO show True Blood.

Noah Kadner '99
Formed independent production company Call Box Live to distribute training DVDs for independent filmmakers and broadcast professionals.

Matt Kassan '00
Joined Nintendo of America as Web Marketing Manager and will manage Nintendo's online marketing initiatives.

Kevin LaNeave '97
Of Digital Domain is the VFX editor for the upcoming summer 2008 action film Speed Racer.

Michael LeSieur '00
Wrote the comedy The Lonely Maiden, which is set to film in November for Yari Film Group

George Lucas '66
Of Lucasfilm is set to executive produce his WWII action adventure story Red Tails.

Troy McQuillen '87
Launched the inaugural South Dakota Film Festival, which he co-created.

Kam Miller '02
Wrote and directed the short film Descendents of Eden, which premiered at Comic-Con in July.

Neal Moritz '85
Of Original Films is set to produce the dark comedy Dance of the Mirlitons for Warner Independent and an action thriller for Columbia Pictures from writer Sarah Thorp; will executive produce hour-long drama pilot Foobar, written by Alice Wu.

Jeffrey Nachmanoff '94
Will direct his own screenplay, the espionage thriller Traitor, for Overture Films.

Eric Nazarian '99
Debuted his first feature film The Blue Hour at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Jay Roach '86
Will direct the comedy Dinner for Schmucks for DreamWorks.

Jessica Rosenblatt '07
Her recent thesis Fitting In: Physical History Education through Costume and Wearable Computing was accepted to the Doctoral Colloquium at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers.

Eric Sears '75
Won the Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie for The Path to 9/11 with fellow alum David Handman and Mitchell Danton.

Stacey Sher '85
Of Double Feature Films will be producing the romantic comedy Missed Connections for New Line.

Joni Sighvatsson '85
Is producing the war drama Brothers for Relativity Media.

Stephanie Smith '01
Sold the pitch for the series Iris Expanding for The CW in association with 20th Century Fox TV and Parkchester Pictures; currently scripting the pilot. Her first feature, the independently produced drama Promises, went into production with documentarian Jan Wellmann at the helm.

Stephen Sommers '93
Set to direct the live-action feature G.I. Joe for Paramount Pictures.

Jon Turteltaub '88
Signed a multiyear over-all deal with CBS Paramount Network TV to create, develop, and produce television series for the studio.

Andy Van Roon '78
Is writing and producing the feature-length animated musical Snowyville for Dream Balloon Prods.

Joseph White '04
Currently shooting Repo! The Genetic Opera for Lionsgate.

John Wells '82
Is a finalist for this year's Humanitas Prize for The West Wing "Election Day, Part II," written by Eli Attie and John Wells.

Films and TV Shows

Across the Universe
Suzanne Todd '86, Producer;
Jennifer Todd '87, Producer.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Doug Hemphill '79, Re-recording Mixer.

Balls of Fury
Jonathan Glickman '93, Producer.

The Brave One
Susan Downey, Producer.

The Darjeeling Limited
Robert Yeoman '79, Camera.

Death at a Funeral
Larry Malkin '94, Producer.

The Game Plan
Gordan Gray '86, Producer.

Gone Baby Gone
Alan Ladd, Jr '55, Producer.

Good Luck Chuck
Josh Stolberg '96, Writer.

Malek Akkad '97, Producer;
Glenn Garland '88, Editor.

I'm Not There
John Wells '82, Producer.

It's a Free World…
Paul Laverty '94, Director/Writer.

Jason Reitman '99, Director.

Made in L.A.
Robert Bahar '00, Co-Producer.

Michael Clayton
Robert Elswit '75, Camera.

Mr. Woodcock
Mark P. Stoeckinger '82, Supervising Sound Editor.

Rail & Ties
Kyle Eastwood, Music.

Sea of Dreams
Jose Bojorquez, Director/Producer/Writer;
David Howard, Writer;
Nickolay Todorov '02, Producer.

Shoot ‘Em Up
Michael P. Davis '04, Director.

Aliens in America
Luke Greenfield '94, Director.

Big Shots
Charles McDougall, Executive Producer/Director.

Kevin Ross '90, Editor.

Jon Dudkowski, Editor.

Days of Our Lives
Noel Maxam '95, Producer.

Dirty Sexy Money
Bryan Singer '86, Executive Producer.

Law and Order: SVU
Kam Miller '02, Writer.

Private Practice
Shonda Rhimes '94, Executive Producer/Writer.

Pushing Daisies
Chad Creasey '03, Writer;
Dara Resnik Creasey '03, Writer.

Tom Spezialy '85, Executive Producer.

The Riches
Kevin Ross '90, Editor.


Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Stephen E. Dinehart '06, Narrative Designer.