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Hollywood Spotlight [Reviews] - Shanghai Noon [Cast Biographies]



ABOUT THE CAST

JACKIE CHAN (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 film.
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.
While 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 Asian countries.

Jackie was awarded MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to him at the 1995 MTV Movie Awards.

OWEN 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 Gets."
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 this fall.


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 productions.

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 Night."

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 Files."
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."

JASON 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 Brightman.

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.
A 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 "Wonderland."

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 Schenkman.

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 Tempest."


ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

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 Donner.
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 Elfman.
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 Hour."
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.
Having 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.

GARY BARBER (Producer) founded Spyglass Entertainment with partner Roger Birnbaum, where they share the title of Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
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 Elfman.
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 ground up.
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.
Barber is 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.
Barber has 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 group.
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.

JONATHAN GLICKMAN (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 Entertainment.
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.
Chan is 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 DreamWorks.
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 Ghost Story."
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 this fall.

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.

JULES 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.
In addition to "Shanghai Noon," she co-produced Tony Scott’s premiere trilogy episodes of his Scott Free/Showtime series "The Hunger."
Presently, Jules has several projects in development at Scott Free.

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.
In 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 London.
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."

RICHARD 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 Jack Nicholson."

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.
Beginning 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 Vice").
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 Ugly."
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.


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