Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery: About The Filmmakers

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JAY ROACH (Director), a graduate of Stanford University, received his master's degree in film production from the University of Southern California. While at USC, his short subject film Asleep at the Wheel was nominated for a student academy award.

Roach produced, co-wrote and was second unit director of The Empty Mirror, starring Norman Rodway and Joel Grey, which screened out of competition for the International Critics' Week Side Bar in 1996 at the Cannes Film Festival. He also associate produced and wrote the story for Blown Away, starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones.

For television, he co-produced, co-wrote and was second unit director of the television movie "Lifepod," a sci-fi adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat," which starred Ron Silver and Robert Loggia.

Born in New Mexico, Roach now makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife, recording artist Susanna Hoffs.

SUZANNE TODD (Producer) partnered with Demi Moore in 1993 to form their production company, Moving Pictures. In 1995, they produced their first feature film for New Line Cinema, Now and Then.

Moving Pictures also produced a variety special that aired in April, 1996 on ABC entitled "City Kids Celebrate!" which starred Paula Abdul, Salt-N-Pepa, Michael Bolton, Sinbad and featured Rikki Lake, Cindy Crawford, Jimmy Smits and Drew Barrymore.

A recent move from Columbia has brought Moving Pictures to Universal for a three-year, first-look deal. Currently they are in post-production on G.I. Jane, directed by Ridley Scott and produced in partnership with Caravan Pictures. Demi Moore stars in the film written by David Twohy, which is about a female attempting to make it through the elite Navy Seal training.

"If These Walls Could Talk" for HBO's NYC Productions was Moving Pictures' first production for cable television. Comprised of three segments, the film addressed the issues of unplanned pregnancy over a course of 40 years. Examining the changing political and social climate of the times, the film starred Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek and Cher respectively in their segments.

Todd's producing credits prior to Now and Then include the feature version of the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1. She co-produced Ricochet, starring Denzel Washington and served as associate producer on Die Hard 2, Predator 2, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and "Tales from the Crypt," the award-winning HBO series.

Previously, Todd served as vice president of production for the Warner Brothers- based Silver Pictures. She attended USC's prestigious school of Cinema-Television and is a member of the Director's Guild of America.

JENNIFER TODD (Producer) was executive producer of the coming-of-age anthem, Now and Then. Previously she served as vice president of Bruce Willis' production company, Flying Heart Films.

Todd began her career at Silver Pictures where she was involved with such hit films as Lethal Weapon 2 and Die Hard 2.

After leaving the Warner Brothers-based company, Todd moved to Miramax Films as a production executive where she supervised several films, including The Opposite Sex and Romeo is Bleeding. Todd is currently a producer with Moving Pictures.

ERIC McLEOD (Executive Producer) was most recently co-producer on Feeling Minnesota, starring Cameron Diaz and Keanu Reeves, and Now and Then.

McLeod's line producing credits include Corrina, Corrina and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. He also served as unit production manager on Eight Seconds, The Wide Sargasso Sea, The Rapture and Live Wire, which he associate produced.

PETER DEMING's (Director of Photography) cinematic talents were most recently seen in Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, and Joe's Apartment. Deming was honored by The Sundance Film Festival (1990) with a Cinematography Award for House Party and also lent his skills to Michael Uno's short dramatic film The Silence, which garnered an Academy Award® nomination.

A graduate of the American Film Institute master's program, Deming recently completed Scream starring Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore and Neve Campbell. Deming's other film credits include My Cousin Vinny, Drop Dead Fred, Hollywood Shuffle and Evil Dead II.

His telefilms include "Cosmic Slop," "Last Days of Russell," "Hotel Room" and "On the Air," as well as many commercials with such trend-setting directors as David Lynch and Sam Raimi. Deming has also shot several music videos featuring such bands as Iggy Pop and Thelonius Monster.

CYNTHIA CHARETTE (Production Designer) has been lending her talents to films for more than 10 years. Born in Nashville, Charette attended Syracuse University, earning a degree in Theater Design, and then designed for stage productions in both New York and London.

Since venturing to Hollywood, Charette's film credits include The Very Brady Sequel, A Vampire In Brooklyn, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Trading Mom, Trusting Beatrice, Shocker, Race for Glory, Pumpkinhead, All's Fair and He's My Girl. Charette has done several television pilots and miniseries, including Yves Simoneau's "Memphis," which garnered Charette an ACE nomination, and "Norma and Marilyn" for HBO.

DEENA APPEL's (Costume Designer) costume designs have been featured in a variety of feature films, including Now and Then, Holy Matrimony, 8 Seconds, Mother's Boys, He Said, She Said and Zandalee. Appel's television credits include "Reflections in the Dark" and "Wildflower" for director Diane Keaton.

DEBRA NEIL-FISHER (Editor) lists among her film credits the highly acclaimed Fried Green Tomatoes, Up Close and Personal and The War, all directed by Jon Avnet. The short film, "Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall," directed by Bryan Gordon and edited by Neil-Fisher, won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Film Short.

In addition, Neil-Fisher lent her talents to numerous motion pictures made for television, including "Heat Wave," for which she received a Cable ACE Award for Best Editing, "The Amy Fisher Story," "Hillside Strangler," "Desperate Choices" and "Breaking Point."

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