Hot Sheet October 2008


Walt Becker '95
Will direct Wild Hogs 2 which will go into production in early 2009.

Sarah Boyd ‘95
Edited Nothing But the Truth, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Breck Eisner ‘95
Will direct the remake of 1973 George Romero film The Crazies.

Kevin Ellis
Will write the pilot for an HBO series based off the American Tabloid books by James Ellroy.

Rick Famuyiwa ‘96
Will direct Family Wedding, which goes into production in early 2009.

Gary Fleder ‘93
Will direct and executive produce the TV dramedy Light Years and has extended his overall deal with ABC studios.

DeVon Franklin ‘00
Was promoted to Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures.

Al Gough '94
Will produce Headshots based on a three book graphic novel.

Brian Grazer '74
Will produce a remake of the French film My Best Friend which will be written by Wes Anderson as well as the TV drama Lie to Me.

Robert Greenblatt ‘87
Arranged the musical score for the on stage rendition of 9 to 5: The Musical.

Kara Holden
Will adapt the novel The Opposite of Love.

Rian Johnson ‘96
Wrote and directed The Brothers Bloom, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Scott Kosar ‘89
Will write the screenplay for the remake of The Crazies.

John Kroll ‘84
Will supervise visual effects for Rango, an animated feature for Paramount.

Kurt Kuenne '95
Will direct the documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father.

Shawn Levy '94
Will produce Neighborhood Watch for 20th Century Fox and will direct Date Night which will go into production in early 2009.

George Lucas ‘66
Will produce Red Tails based on his short story about the Tuskegee airmen.

Jason Lust '00
Will produce the Jim Henson Co. film Happytime Murders.

Miles Millar '94
Will produce Headshots based off a three book graphic novel.

Michelle Manning
Will produce Cold Warrior directed by Shane Black.

Brian Peterson ‘97
Will produce the TV show The Graysons a prequel of Batman's sidekick Robin.

Matt Reeves ‘88
Will write and direct Let the Right One In for Overture films.

Patricia Resnick '75
Wrote the book version and the screenplay of the 9 to 5: The Musical, debuted in Hollywood.

Robert Rodat ‘83
Will write Tom Thumb for Warner Brothers.

Charles Roven
Will produce Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage.

Jason Schuman ‘96
Will produce Middle Men starring Luke Wilson.

Stephanie Smith '01
Sold a pilot to the CW entitled Body of Evidence and premiered her first feature Sex & The USA at the Deauville film festival.

Stephen Sommers '93
Will direct Tarzan for Warner Bros., produced by Jerry Weintraub.

Kelly Sounders ‘97
Will executive produce the TV show The Graysons for the CW.

Stephen Susco '00
Wrote High School starring Adrien Brody, which will start shooting early next month.

Andy Tennant ‘77
Will direct Chasing Harry Winston, an adaptation of the Laura Weisberger novel.

Jon Turteltaub '97
Will start directing The Sorcerer's Apprentice early next year.

Robert Zemeckis '73
Will produce motion-capture film Mars Needs Moms.

Films and TV Shows

The Express
Gary Fleder ‘93, Director.

Brian Burk '91, Executive Producer.

In the Motherhood
Stu Bloomberg '77, Executive Producer.

Life on Mars
Gary Fleder '93, Director;
Scott Rosenberg Executive Producer.

Knight Rider
Doug Liman, Executive Producer.

Beverly Hills 90210
Gabe Sachs ‘84, Executive Producer/Writer.

Mad Men
Matthew Weiner '90, Executive Producer/Writer.

Emmy Nominations

*Robert Bahar '00
Outstanding Continuing coverage of a news story, Long Form, Made in L.A.

Robert Breech '81
Best Drama Series, Boston Legal.

Bryan Burk '91
Best Drama Series, Lost.

Steven Cantor '95
Best Documentary Oustanding Arts and Culture Programming, What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann.

*Marc Clark '01
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming, Top Chef.

Sanjit Das '00
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Non Fiction, Dancing With The Stars.

*Jim Dooley '99
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Pushing Daises.

*Kirk Ellis '83
Writing for a miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, John Adams.

Paul Feig '84
Directing for a Comedy series, The Office.

Russel Friend '95
Best Drama Series, House.

Bryan Fuller
Writing for a Comedy Series, Pushing Daises.

Leslie Iwerks '93
Outstanding Nonfiction Special, The Pixar Story.

*Scott Kramer '03
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, The Heroes Digital Experience.

Lisa Leeman '81
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story, Long Form, Made in L.A.

Garrett Lerner '95
Best Drama Series, House.

Marlise Malkames '92
Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-Fiction Programming AFI”s 100 Years…100 Movies.

Paul Nielsen
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming, The Amazing Race.

Erin O'Malley '96
Best Comedy Series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

*Jay Roach ‘86
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special Recount.

Melissa Rosenberg ‘90
Best Dramatic Series, House.

Jeremy Sherlick '02
New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, Current News Coverage, Crisis Guide: Darfur.

Bryan Singer '89
Best Drama Series, House.

Danny Strong '96
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, Recount.

Sharyn Tylk-Gersh '95
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, ER.

*Matthew Weiner ‘90
Writing for a Drama and Best Series, Mad Men.

Amy Wells '80
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Mad Men.

Brad Winderbaum '05
New Approaches, Satacracy 88.

*Greg Yaitanes
Directing for a Drama, House.

* = Win