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Steven Schachter is an American television, theatre, and film director and screenwriter.
Much of Schachter's success stems from projects on which he has collaborated with William H. Macy. The two co-wrote the cable television movies The Con (1998), A Slight Case of Murder (1999), Door to Door (2002), and The Wool Cap (2004), all of which Schachter directed and in which Macy starred. He also has directed numerous other made-for-TV movies, including an adaptation of David Mamet's play The Water Engine , which he had directed at the off-Broadway Public Theater in 1977 and again at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway the following year. In 2006 he directed the TV movie The Mermaid Chair .
Schachter's latest projects also involve Macy. In May 2007, he completed filming the feature The Deal , written by and starring Macy, which is scheduled for release in 2008. The two are collaborating on Family Man , a pilot for a TNT series in which Macy would portray a model husband and father of three who unbeknownst to his family leads a gang of burglars.
|1992||Getting Up and Going Home||Yes||No||No|
|The Water Engine||Yes||No||No|
|Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story||Yes||No||No|
|1996||Every Woman's Dream||Yes||Yes||No|
|To Face Her Past||Yes||No||No|
|To Live Again||Yes||No||No|
|1999||A Slight Case of Murder||Yes||Yes||No|
|2000||For All Time||Yes||No||No|
|2002||Door to Door||Yes||Yes||No|
|Just a Walk in the Park||Yes||Yes||No|
|2004||It Must Be Love||Yes||No||No|
|The Wool Cap||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2005||The Engagement Ring||Yes||No||No|
|2006||The Mermaid Chair||Yes||No||No|
|1990||ABC Afterschool Specials||Yes||No||''All That Glitters''|
|1991||Thirtysomething||No||Yes||''Sifting the Ashes''|
|1992||Home Fires||No||Yes||''Fathers and Sons''|
|2012||Shameless||No||Yes||''Can I Have a Mother''|
|1985||The Falcon and the Snowman||Assistant to John Schlesinger|
|1986||Firewalker||Dialogue coach: Mr. Norris|
|1976||A View from a Bridge|
|1977||Mert & Phil|
|1985||The Water Engine|
|1988||Big Time: Scenes from a Service Economy|
|1990||The Pink Studio|
Daniel William Strong is an American actor, film and television writer, director, and producer. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. He also wrote the screenplays for Recount, the HBO adaptation Game Change, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and the two-part finale of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2. Strong also is a co-creator, executive producer, and writer for the Fox series Empire.
Ned Thomas Beatty is a retired American actor and singer. He has appeared in more than 160 films and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain and a Golden Globe Award; he also won a Drama Desk Award.
John Roger Spottiswoode is a Canadian-British director, editor and writer of film and television.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999. The teleplay is drawn exclusively from the biography of Dorothy Dandridge by Earl Mills. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, who had known Dandridge and Otto Preminger. The film is marketed with the tagline: "Right woman. Right place. Wrong time."
Katherine Whitton Baker is an American actress. Baker began her career in theatre and made her screen debut in the 1983 drama film, The Right Stuff. She received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Street Smart (1987). Baker also has appeared in over 50 films, including Jacknife (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Cider House Rules (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), Nine Lives (2005), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Take Shelter (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Age of Adaline (2015).
Door to Door is a 2002 television film about Bill Porter, an inspiring and successful door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy. The film stars William H. Macy, who plays Porter, and also features Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael Shanks, and Kathy Baker. Door to Door, directed by Steven Schachter, was produced for the TNT cable network. It was nominated for twelve and won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. It also won a Peabody Award. It premiered on TNT on July 14, 2002.
George Wallace is a 1997 biographical two-part mini-series produced and directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Gary Sinise as the titular former Governor of Alabama. The mini-series's teleplay, written by Marshall Frady and Paul Monash, is based on the 1996 biography Wallace: The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace by Frady. Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker, Angelina Jolie, Terry Kinney, William Sanderson, Mark Rolston, Tracy Fraim, Skipp Sudduth, Ron Perkins, and Mark Valley also star.
The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Miniseries or Television Movie.
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself is a 2003 American made-for-television western film for HBO in partnership with City Entertainment and starring Antonio Banderas as Pancho Villa, directed by Bruce Beresford, written by Larry Gelbart and produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Mark Gordon, and Larry Gelbart. The cast also includes Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Michael McKean, Eion Bailey, and Alexa Davalos.
Ronald Parker is an American television screenwriter and producer. He is the co-author of the made-for-TV Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski and Peter O'Toole, Nuremberg with Alec Baldwin and Christopher Plummer, and Hatfields & McCoys with Kevin Costner.
Mikael Salomon is a Danish cinematographer, director and producer of film and television. After a long cinematography career in Danish cinema, he transitioned to the Hollywood film industry in the late 1980s earning two Academy Award nominations. He is also a television director whose credits include dozens of series, films and miniseries including Band of Brothers, Salem's Lot, Rome, and The Andromeda Strain. His awards and nominations include a Primetime Emmy Award and a Directors Guild of America Award.
Jeff Bleckner is an American theatre and television director.
Christian Duguay is a Canadian film director.
The Wool Cap is a 2004 American cable television film, an updated and Americanized version of the 1962 film Gigot starring Jackie Gleason, who wrote the original story.
John Erman is an American television and film director, actor and producer.
Ernest Lamont Johnson Jr. was an American actor and film director who has appeared in and directed many television shows and movies. He won two Emmy Awards.
Joshua Brand is an American television writer, director, and producer who created St. Elsewhere, I'll Fly Away and Northern Exposure with his writing-and-producing partner John Falsey. He was also a writer and consulting producer of FX's 2013-18 series The Americans.
Muse Entertainment is a Canadian producer of films and television programs founded by Michael Prupas in 1998. The company gained press attention in 2011 for their production of the multi-Emmy winning and nominated miniseries The Kennedys in association with Asylum Entertainment.
David A. Rosemont is an American producer. He has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. Rosemont has won the Peabody award, two Critics Choice Awards, The Media Access Award, The Celebration of Diversity Award, The American Film Institute Award of Excellence, the Christopher Award, and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie for the critically acclaimed Door to Door.