ABOUT THE CAST
(Chon Wang/Executive Producer) has been Asia’s biggest box office
star for more than 20 years. Born in Hong Kong, Chan’s parents were
working class and from ages seven to seventeen, he lived at the
Peking Opera School where he learned the various skills required for
Chinese opera such as acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts,
weaponry, dance, singing, and dramatics. By the time Chan graduated,
Chinese opera was declining in popularity and he gravitated into
In the early seventies, Chan worked as a bit player and an
action director. Inspired by great film clowns like Buster Keaton
and Harold Lloyd, Chan has invented a unique style for film
combining humor and death-defying stunts which he has carried to
extravagant heights that American films are only now attempting. A
superb martial artist and acrobat, Chan has built his legend by
putting his life on the line for his movies. In the montage of
outtakes, which typically end his films, fans see the proof that
Jackie Chan is still his own most amazing special effect.
Chan continues to be a top draw in Asian markets, his popularity in
America is ever growing. He has become the hero of an American comic
book miniseries; a presenter at the 1996 Oscar® ceremony;
and a recipient of Hollywood’s ultimate honor: he has left imprints
of his feet and hands (and nose) in the forecourt of Hollywood’s
famous Chinese Theatre. Chan starred in the comedy "Rush Hour" for
New Line Cinema in 1998. He has produced, starred and directed over
a dozen films including "Rumble in the Bronx," "First Strike,"
"Supercop," "Operation Condor," "Crime Story," "Mr. Nice Guy,"
"Armor of God" and others too numerous to mention. In addition to
writing, acting and directing, Chan has a successful singing career
and is active in numerous charities in Hong Kong and surrounding
Jackie was awarded MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which was
presented to him at the 1995 MTV Movie Awards.
WILSON (Roy O’Bannon) was most recently seen in "The Haunting,"
and Touchstone Pictures’ "Armageddon." He made his feature debut
with an acclaimed performance as Dignan, a would-be criminal and
live wire in "Bottle Rocket," which he also co-wrote with director
Wes Anderson. There was a short film version which came to the
attention of filmmaker James L. Brooks, who went on to become the
film’s executive producer and Wilson’s and Anderson’s mentor. That
association led to Wilson serving as associate producer of Brooks’
Academy Award® nominated "As Good As It
Wilson’s additional acting credits include "The Cable
Guy," "Permanent Midnight" with Ben Stiller, "Anaconda" and Hampton
Fancher's "The Minus Man." He will soon be seen in Universal
Pictures' "Meet The Parents," directed by Jay Roach, and also
starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro and is scheduled for release
LUCY LIU (Princess Pei Pei) will soon be seen starring
as classy "Angel," Alex Munday, in Columbia Pictures’ feature
"Charlie’s Angels." This smart and sexy update of the popular ‘70s
television show features Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz as the
other Angels and is set for a fall release. Liu’s recent film
credits include her memorable role as a dominatrix opposite Mel
Gibson in last year’s box office hit "Payback" and her sassy staring
role with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson in Touchstone
Pictures’ "Play It To the Bone."
On television, Liu continues to star as the litigious Ling Woo in
he hit Fox series "Ally McBeal." This immensely popular role has
brought Liu a great deal of industry recognition and fan support.
She was recently nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and was nominated for Best
Actress in a Comedy Series in this year’s S.A.G. Awards.
Other lead television credits include her 1997 starring role with
Rhea Pearlman and Malcolm McDowell in the CBS sitcom "Pearl," and
her starring role in Showtime’s telefilm "Riot." Liu has also had
recurring roles on "ER," "High Incident" and "Coach" and made guest
appearances on "NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law," "Michael Hayes," and "The
X-Files." Her national theatre credits include "M. Butterfly,"
"Redwood Curtain" and "Numb."
A native of New York, Liu attended NYU and later majored in Asian
Languages and Culture at the University of Michigan. During her
senior year, she auditioned for a student theater production of
Andre Gregory’s adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland." Hoping to be
cast in a supporting role, Liu was instead cast as the lead. Her
acting career was born.
Liu is also a skilled mixed media artist whose work has been
shown in major exhibits on both coats. Her work premiered at the
Cast Iron Gallery in Soho, New York in 1993. The exhibit led to an
art grant from a corporation that sent her to China where she took
photos that formed the basis of her successful second exhibit in
Venice, California in 1997.
ROGER YUAN (Lo Fong) was born in the small Mid-Western
town of Carbondale, Illinois and raised in Taiwan and New York. His
feature credits include "Red Corner" for director Jon Avnet, "Lethal
Weapon 4" for director Richard Donner and "Once Upon a Time in China
& America" for legendary Hong Kong director Sammo Hung and
producer Tsui Hark.
WALTON GOGGINS (Wallace) has
appeared in a wide variety of feature films, television and stage
His most notable motion picture credits include "The Apostle" and
"Major League III." He will soon be seen in "Squelch," "The Crow
II-Salvation," "Daddy and Them" written, directed and starring Billy
Bob Thornton, "Letters From a Wayward Son," and "Red Dirt."
His movies for television include the CBS dramas "Beyond The
Prairie: Laura Ingells wilder" and Queen"; "Stay the Night" for ABC
and "Murder in Mississippi" for NBC.
He just completed the 20th Century Fox TV/FBC pilot
"The Third Coast" starring Paula Marshall and Dan Cortese.
Among Goggins’ guest starring credits are roles on "Family Law,"
"NYPD Blue," "JAG," "I’ll Fly Away" and "In the Heart of the
An accomplished stage actor, Goggins appeared in production s of
"A Few Good Men," "Green Grow the Lilacs," "Billy Bud" and "The
Glass Menagerie," to name a few.
XANDER BERKELEY (Van Cleef) has an extensive film background.
His credits include Steven Spielberg’s "Amistad," "Air Force One,"
"Gattica" and "Heat" with director Michael Mann. Berkeley has also
been seen in "Apollo 13," "A Few Good Men," "Billy Bathgate,"
"Terminator 2," "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "Sid and Nancy," "Mommie
Dearest" and "Leaving Las Vegas."
Berkeley’s television credits
include HBO productions "Winchell" and "If These Walls Could Talk"
and appearances on television series such as "Roswell" and "The X
Berkeley also has extensive theatre experience with
roles in such classics as "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "Twelfth
Night," "As You Like It" and "Of Mice and Men."
CONNERY’s (Andrews) extensive film resumé includes lead roles in
"An Urban Ghost Story," "Macbeth," "The Sheltering Desert," "The
Secret Life of Ian Fleming" with Kristen Scott Thomas, "Bye Bye
Baby," "Winner Takes All," "Little Nemo" with Harvey Keitel and
"Jamila" opposite F. Murray Abraham.
Connery has appeared on BBC
television in "Dr. Who," "The Famous Five," and "Casualty" and in
the Showtime Original production "Bullet to Beijing" with Michael
Caine, as well as the original Showtime series "Robin of Sherwood"
in which he starred as Robin Hood.
Stage roles include that of
Petruchio in "Taming of the Shrew," d’Artagnan in "The Three
Musketeers," and in London’s West End the role of Stanhope in
"Journey’s End." Connery also appeared in productions of "Cyrano de
Bergerac," "West Side Story" and "Trelawny of the Wells" with Sarah
BRANDON MERRILL (Falling Leaves) was born in Colorado and
raised on a
ranch in Wyoming. She first gained national exposure
when she was featured in an article about the Cheyenne Rodeo for
W Magazine. She was subsequently signed by DNA Models and
appeared in print ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, The
Limited and in such publications as Vogue and the
Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue, among many others.
renowned rodeo champion, Ms. Merrill makes her feature film acting
debut in "Shanghai Noon."
RAFAEL BAEZ (Vasquez) has
appeared in a wide variety of off-Broadway and regional theatre
productions, as well as motion pictures and popular television
programs. Baez’s television appearances include guest starring roles
on "New York Undercover," "Law & Order," "Dellaventura," "Swift
Justice," "Third Watch," and a recurring role on the ABC series
Baez stars in the feature film "Tiano" that will be part of HBO’s
Latino Film Festival in May. Other film credits include "Rooftops,"
directed by Robert Wise, "Sea of Love," directed by Harold Becker
and "Went to Coney island … Be Back at 5," directed by Richard
On stage in New York, Baez starred at The Public Theatre in "La
Puta Vida" and at Playwrights Horizons in "Kate’s Diary." His other
off-Broadway credits include "Macbeth," "Ariano," and "A
TOM DEY [pronounced "Dye"]
(Director) hails from New England, where he studied philosophy,
religion and film at Brown University. He graduated in 1987, then
continued his pursuit of film at the Centre des Etudes Critiques in
Paris. He lived there for two years, then moved to Los Angeles in
1990 to attend the American Film Institute. While studying at the
AFI, Dey interned at American Cinematographer and wrote
several articles for the magazine, including a profile on the
celebrated Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa .
In 1993 Dey received his master’s degree from the American Film
Institute, then proceeded to put together a commercial director’s
reel shot primarily with a hand-wound 16mm camera borrowed from a
friend. A year later his reel caught the attention of commercial
production house Ridley Scott Associates, who offered him a
directing contract. Dey signed on and has remained there ever since.
His commercial clients include Mastercard, U.S. Airways, Showtime
Networks, and L’ Oreal.
"Shanghai Noon" is his feature film deubt..
ALFRED GOUGH & MILES MILLAR’s (Written by)
credits include Warner Bros.’ "Lethal Weapon 4" and the HBO films
"Made Men" and "Double Tap," all produced by Joel Silver and Richard
Gough & Millar’s television successes include the BBC
series "Bugs." They were also supervising producers on the hit CBS
series "Martial Law" and created and executive produced the UPN
series "The Strip."
They are currently scripting "The Six Billion
Dollar Man" for Universal Pictures and the Farrelly brothers.
ROGER BIRNBAUM (Producer) is one of Hollywood’s most
respected and prolific producers and executives. Birnbaum recently
formed his new company, Spyglass Entertainment, with partner Gary
Barber. The new company will produce between three and five motion
pictures a year and will develop and finance all of its projects
independently. The first two wholly financed films released by
Spyglass Entertainment were "Instinct" starring Anthony Hopkins and
worldwide sensation "The Sixth Sense." He most recently produced
"Keeping the Faith" starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna
Among the diverse projects on Birnbaum & Barber’s
slate are: "The Count of Monte Cristo" starring Jim Caviezel,
"Frequency," Thin Red Line," "The Monster," an adaptation of the
blockbuster Roberto Begnini Italian comedy; "From Alice to Ocean";
"The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," an adaptation of Douglas
Adams’s bestseller; "The Vow," a true dramatic love story; "Atomic
Dog," a futuristic action comedy; "Miracles"; "The Errand Boy," a
remake of the Jerry Lewis comedy classic; and "The Farm," a thriller
about the CIA.
Prior to creating Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum
was solely responsible for overseeing Caravan Pictures since his
partner Joe Roth, who founded the independent picture company in
January 1993, left to become Chairman of Walt Disney Motion Pictures
in 1994. Caravan had a first look distribution deal with Walt Disney
Pictures and Touchstone Pictures where he produced "Inspector
Gadget," "Simon Birch," "Six Days, Seven Nights," "G.I. Jane,"
"Grosse Pointe Blank," "Washington Square," "Metro," "Rocket Man,"
"While You Were Sleeping," "I Love Trouble," "The Three Musketeers,"
"A Low Down Dirty Shame," "Powder," "The Rich Man’s Wife," "First
Kid," and "Dead Presidents. Birnbaum’s other credits include
"Maximum Risk," "The Beautician and the Beast" and "Rush
Roger Birnbaum also launched into television production.
Recently, he produced for The Wonderful World of Disney, "Angels in
the Endzone" and "Angels in the Infield," TV movie sequels to the
hit feature film "Angels in the Outfield," as well as "Flash"
starring Lucas Black.
Before joining Caravan, Birnbaum held the
title of president of worldwide production and executive vice
president of Twentieth Century Fox, where he developed such films as
"Home Alone," "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Edward Scissorhands," "Hot
Shots," "My Cousin Vinny," "The Last of the Mohicans," "Die Hard 2,"
"Rookie of the Year" and "Mrs. Doubtfire," among others.
helmed several production companies, Birnbaum has played an integral
role in the making of some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. As president
of the Guber/Peters Company, he developed such films as "Batman,"
"Rain Man" and "Gorillas in the Mist." His association with United
Artists on "Rain Man" led to his appointment as president of
worldwide production for that studio.
Earlier in his career, he
produced the popular "The Sure Thing," directed by Rob Reiner and
"Young Sherlock Holmes," which he presented in association with
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. For television, he
executive produced the telefilms "Scandal Sheet," "Happily Ever
After," "When Your Lover Leaves" and the Emmy Award-winning "All the
Kids Do It."
Born in Teaneck, New Jersey and educated at the
University of Denver, Birnbaum built a successful career as vice
president of A&M Records and Arista Records, and as a senior
executive with the Robert Stigwood Organization before entering the
film business to produce motion pictures.
(Producer) founded Spyglass Entertainment with partner Roger
Birnbaum, where they share the title of Co-Chairman and Chief
Spyglass recently released the blockbuster
film "The Sixth Sense" starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment
(cume to date is over $600 million worldwide). He also produced
"Keeping The Faith" starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna
An eighteen-year veteran of the business, Barber has been
directly responsible for operating companies in feature film
production and distribution, foreign theatrical, video and TV
distribution, exhibition and pre-recorded music and music
publishing. His experience also extends to animation and interactive
production. He was responsible for building these companies from the
In managing these businesses Barber was instrumental
in making many landmark deals, identifying and breaking new talent
and producing major worldwide hits. His international expertise is
considered one of the best in the business with extensive
relationships in worldwide theatrical, video and television. As a
seasoned executive with unparalleled experience and financial savvy,
Barber has also developed strong relationships in the commercial and
investment banking community and earned the respect of this tightly
knit group through constant and successful deal making.
the former vice chairman and chief operating officer of Morgan Creek
Productions. During his eight and a half years at the company, he
was in charge of all day-to-day operations for each of Morgan
Creek’s business entities including feature film production, foreign
distribution, music, exhibition and interactive.
produced or executive produced over twenty-five feature films
including the 1994 hit that rocketed Jim Carrey to stardom, "Ace
Ventura: Pet Detective," and its highly successful sequel, "Ace
Ventura: When Nature Calls," and the 1991 blockbuster, "Robin Hood:
Prince of Thieves" starring Kevin Costner. Barber also executive
produced the successful "Ace Ventura" animated television series
which premiered on CBS.
Prior to his appointment at Morgan Creek,
Barber was president of Vestron International Group, the largest
independent video company in the world. During his tenure at
Vestron, Barber acquired and distributed many international hits
including "The Princess Bride," "Young Guns," "Hamburger Hill" and
"Dirty Dancing." Additionally Barber served at Producers Sales
Organizations and prior to that he spent seven years at Price
Waterhouse as a member of the entertainment specialty
Barber is involved in many charitable, corporate and civic
organizations. He is currently an executive committee member of the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Crime Prevention Advisory Board
(DARE Program), and a member of the board of directors of the
Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers. Barber is also a member of
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a member of the
board of the C.L.E.A.R. Foundation.
(Producer) joined Caravan Pictures as an intern in 1993 and worked
his way up to President of the company in 1997. During this time, he
helped to bring in such projects as "The Jerky Boys," "While You
Were Sleeping," and "Before and After," serving as associate
producer on all three films. Later, Glickman was executive producer
on "Grosse Pointe Blank."
Glickman recently executive produced
the comedy "Keeping the Faith" starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton
and Jenna Elfman. He produced Jackie Chan’s "Rush Hour" and served
as executive producer on Walt Disney Pictures’ "Inspector Gadget."
In 1998, Glickman was named president of production for Spyglass
Glickman graduated from the University of
Michigan in 1991.
WILLIE CHAN (Executive Producer) has
been associated with Jackie Chan for over 25 years. Among his
international feature film credits as executive producer are the
award-winning "Purple Storm," "Metade Fumac’a," "Tempting Hearts,"
"Gen-X-Cops," "Actress a.k.a. Center Stage," "Rouge" and "Police
Story." He is also the executive producer of "2000 AD" which is
currently screening in theatres throughout Asia.
currently in pre-production on numerous projects on which he serves
as executive producer, including "Gen-Y-Cops," "The Touch," "Beijing
Rock And Rolls" and "Another Ghost Story." He is also developing
"Nosebleed" for New Line Cinema and "The Tuxedo" for
Chan was also co-producer on the Jackie Chan videos
"Jackie Chan-My Story" and "Jackie Chan-My Stunt." In addition, he
is executive producer of the animated series "Jackie Chan
Adventures" for Columbia Tri-Star Television. The series will air on
the WB Network in the fall.
SOLON SO (Executive
Producer) has served as senior vice president of The Jackie Chan
Group for 12 years. As a feature film producer his credits include
"Gen-X-Cops," "Tempting Hearts," "Metade Fumac’a," "Purple Storm"
and "2000 AD" which is currently enjoying great success in theaters
throughout Asia. He is currently in pre-production are
"Gen-Y-Cops," "The Touch," "Beijing Rock and Rolls," and "Another
In addition, the busy international filmmaker is
developing "Nosebleed" for New Line Cinema and "The Tuxedo" for
DreamWorks, on which he will serve as executive producer. As
co-producer, his credits include the popular videos "Jackie Chan-My
Story" and "Jackie Chan-My Stunt." He also serves as executive
producer of the upcoming animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures"
for Columbia Tri-Star Television, which will air on the WB Network
Co-producer NED DOWD most recently produced
Paramount’s "Wonder Boys" directed by Curtis Hanson, starring
Michael Douglas, and Touchstone Pictures’ "The 13th
Warrior," starring Antonio Banderas.
Mr. Dowd served as head of
production of Caravan Pictures where he oversaw a production slate
of 22 feature films including the box-office hits "While You Were
Sleeping" and "Angels in the Outfield." Prior to that, Dowd produced
"The Three Musketeers," "The Last of the Mohicans," "State of Grace"
and "Let It Ride."
Dowd has served as assistant
director/production manager on 34 films including "Hoffa," "I’ll Do
Anything," "Other People’s Money" and "No Mercy." In addition, he
produced the HBO movie "Lip Service," which won a CableACE award for
Best Theatrical Special.
A former professional hockey player,
Dowd began his film career in 1975 on the film "Slap Shot." Born and
raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he received his graduate degree
from McGill University in Montreal.
Following production on
"Shanghai Noon," Dowd was named senior vice president of physical
production at Spyglass Entertainment.
DALY (Co-Producer) has produced commercials and videos for Los
Angeles’ top production companies and for the past 10 years has
worked exclusively for RSA USA, Inc. and its directors including
Ridley, Tony and Jake Scott, Marcus Nispel and Tom Dey.
addition to "Shanghai Noon," she co-produced Tony Scott’s premiere
trilogy episodes of his Scott Free/Showtime series "The
Presently, Jules has several projects in development at
South Africa-born DAN MINDEL (Director of
Photography) was educated in Australia and Britain. He began his
career as a cinematographer shooting commercials, working with some
of the advertising world’s most successful directors, including Tony
Scott, Ridley Scott, Barry Kinsman, Hugh Johnson and Mike Seresin
among others. His ads for Tony Scott include memorable commercials
for such clients as Coke, Pepsi, Miller Brewing and Marlboro.
recent years Mindel moved into independent features and shorts. He
acted as the director of photography on "Recon" directed by Brett
Eisner, "Champion" for Andy Snipes and "Sand" for producer James W.
Skotchdopole and director Matt Palmieri.
Mindel was responsible
for the cinematography on the West Coast unit of "G.I. Jane," as
well as for additional photography on Tony Scott’s "The Fan." "Enemy
of the State" marked his debut as the sole director of photography
on a major motion picture.
PETER J. HAMPTON
(Production Designer) worked with director Ridley Scott as
production designer on a number of films including "White Squall,"
"The Duellists," and he designed extra scenes on "Blade Runner" in
His other feature credits include director Roger
Christian’s "Berlin Calling" and "Nostradamus," Colin Buskey’s
"Dealers," Michael Papas’ "Lifetaker," Robert Freeman’s "The
Touchables" and "The Corpse" for director Viktors Ritelis. For
television, the award winning production designer created the
principal set for 32 episodes of "Capital City."
CHEW, A.C.E. (Edited by) won an Academy Award® as
co-editor on "Star Wars," and was nominated for "One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest." Chew won British Academy Awards (BAFTA) for Francis
Ford Coppola’s "The Conversation" and for Milos Forman’s "One Flew
Over the Cuckoo’s Nest." In addition, he edited such titles as "Hope
Floats," "That Thing You Do!" directed by Tom Hanks, "Waiting to
Exhale" directed by Forest Whitaker, "My Life," "Clean and Sober,"
"Risky Business," "My Favorite Year" and "Goin’ South" directed by
RANDY EDELMAN (Music by) is among
the most respected and prolific composers of film scores in the
industry. His evocative music has graced such popular motion
pictures as "The Whole Nine Yards," "EDtv," "Six Days, Seven
Nights," "Anaconda," "The Mask," "Gettysburg," "My Cousin Vinny,"
"Kindergarten Cop," "While You Were Sleeping," "Daylight,"
"Diabolique," "Dragonheart," "The Quest," "Ghostbusters II," "Billy
Madison," "Citizen X," "The Indian in the Cupboard," "Angels in the
Outfield," "Beethoven," "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" and "The Last
of the Mohicans" for which he was nominated for both a Golden Globe
and British Academy Award. His music scores will also be heard in
the upcoming "The Gelfin" and "The Skulls."
Edelman also composed
the scores and themes for many television series and events
including ABC's long running "MacGyver" and the well-known NBC NFL
theme. He won an Emmy Award for his music for the 1996 Olympics in
Atlanta. He also provided music for the Super Bowl.
his professional career as an arranger and conductor, Edelman worked
with numerous popular artists including Bobbie Gentry and Jackie
DeShannon. As a songwriter, his material has been recorded by the
industry's top stars including Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John,
Carpenters, Patti LaBelle and Blood, Sweat and Tears, to name only a
few. He also composed the classics "Weekend in New England," "You"
and "Uptown Woman," which are worldwide standards.
As a solo
artist, Mr. Edelman has released over a dozen albums
internationally, appeared in concert in such renowned halls as The
London Palladium, and The Drury Lane Theater, and toured throughout
Europe, Japan and Australia.
JOSEPH PORRO (Costume
Designer) brings a wealth of experience with him. Trained at the
Parsons School of Design and at UCLA, Porro was assistant designer
to both Halston and Geoffrey Beene in New York before beginning his
film career. Credits include "Godzilla," "Independence Day," "Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers," "Stargate," "Tombstone," "Super Mario
Brothers," "Universal Soldier," "Meet the Applegates," "Deep
Rising," "Stuart Little," and "Home Grown."
With a list of more than 140 film and television soundtracks
to her credit, KATHY NELSON (Music Supervisor) is one of the
most prominent music executives in the recording industry. During
her career as both music supervisor and executive album producer,
Nelson’s projects have amassed close to 35 million units in sales.
She has worked with such distinguished filmmakers as Don Simpson
& Jerry Bruckheimer ("Armageddon," "Con Air," "The Rock,"
"Dangerous Minds," "Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2"), Jon Avnet ("Up
Close & Personal," "Fried Green Tomatoes"), Jon Turteltaub
("Phenomenon"), Robert Redford ("The Horse Whisperer"), Ron Howard
("Ransom," "Apollo 13"), Ridley Scott ("G.I. Jane," "Thelma &
Louise"), Tony Scott ("Enemy of The State," "Days of Thunder,"
"Beverly Hills Cop 2"), Alan Parker ("Evita," "The Commitments"),
Steven Spielberg ("Schindler’s List," "Jurassic Park"), Martin
Scorsese ("Bringing Out The Dead," "Kundun," "Casino," "The Color of
Money"), Jonathan Demme ("Beloved," "The Silence of the Lambs,"
"Something Wild"), Garry Marshall ("Runaway Bride," "The Other
Sister"), Adrian Lyne ("Indecent Proposal"), Spike Lee ("Summer of
Sam," "He Got Game," "Clockers," "Crooklyn"), John Waters
("Hairspray," "Cry Baby," "Serial Mom"), Quentin Tarantino &
Lawrence Bender ("Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs") and
television/film producer Michael Mann ("The Insider," "Miami
As the president of film music for The Walt Disney Motion
Pictures Group, Nelson is responsible for all aspects of development
and production of feature film music for the studio’s three banners:
Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures.
Nelson most recently
served as music supervisor on Touchstone Pictures’/Spyglass
Entertainment’s romantic comedy, "Keeping the Faith." She is
currently working on two music-laden Touchstone Pictures/Jerry
Bruckheimer Films releases, "Gone in Sixty Seconds" and "Coyote
Prior to joining Disney, Nelson spent over 10 years at
MCA Records where she built the label’s soundtrack division from the
ground up and enjoyed success across all genres. As the senior vice
president/general manager of MCA Soundtracks, she oversaw the
production of many prevalent soundtracks and co-produced the Grammy
Award-winning Rhythm, Country and Blues project.