In & Out: About The Filmmakers

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FRANK OZ (Director) first achieved fame as one of the major creative forces behind The Muppets. He made his feature film directorial debut with Jim Henson on "The Dark Crystal." His subsequent directing credits include "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "What About Bob?," "Housesitter" and "The Indian in the Cupboard."

SCOTT RUDIN (Producer) films include "Ransom," "Mother," "Marvin's Room," "The First Wives Club," "Clueless," "Sabrina," "Nobody's Fool," "The Firm," "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "Sister Act," "The Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," "Little Man Tate," "Regarding Henry," "Pacific Heights," "Flatliners," "Jennifer Eight," "Mrs. Soffel," and the Academy Award®-winning "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing." Currently in production are Peter Weir's "The Truman Show," the upcoming Robert Benton feature, Steve Zaillian's "A Civil Action" and John Singleton's "Shaft." On Broadway, Rudin has produced "Passion" (1994 Tony Award for Best Musical), "Indiscretions," "Hamlet," "Seven Guitars," "Skylight," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "On the Town" (New York Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming are "Wise Guys" (Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman), "The Cripple of Inishmaan" (Martin McDonagh/Nicholas Hytner) "The Judas Kiss" (David Hare/Richard Eyre) and "Amy's View" (David Hare/Richard Eyre).

ADAM SCHROEDER (Executive Producer), co-produced "Clueless," "Ransom," "Marvin's Room," and "Mother." Last year, he executive produced the blockbuster comedy, "The First Wives Club" and is co-producer of the soon-to-be-released Peter Weir film, "The Truman Show," starring Jim Carrey. Upcoming productions include John Boorman's, "A Simple Plan," starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton and Trey Parker's "Fuzzies." He continues to co-produce the "Clueless" series for Paramount Television.

G. MAC BROWN (Co-Producer) began his career as production manager on the horror films "Amityville: The Posession" and "Amityville 3-D." From l982 to l986, he served as production manager of several films, including "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Miracles," "Who's That Girl?' "Baby Boom," "Ishtar" and "The Pick-Up Artist." With "Hello Again" in l987, he became a co-producer.

Subsequently Brown joined Germany's leading film group, Neue Constantin Film, and served as line producer for Doris Dorrie's "Me and Him' and Ulli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn."

Next he co-produced "She-Devil" and served as executive producer on "Once Around." He produced "Urban Anxiety" for Propaganda Films/Fox TV, followed by "Light Sleeper" (co-producer), "Scent of a Woman" (associate producer), "Flesh and Bone" (co-producer), "With Honors" (co-producer), "The Cowboy Way" (executive producer), "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" (producer) and "Michael" (co-producer).

PAUL RUDNICK (Screenwriter) has enjoyed success as an author, playwright and screenwriter. For his hit play, "Jeffrey," he won an Obie award and an Outer Critics Circle award.

Rudnick's other plays include "I Hate Hamlet" and "The Naked Eye." He is the author of the novels "Social Disease" and "I'll Take It," as well as articles and essays for Esquire, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. He is rumored to be disturbingly close to Libby Gelman-Waxner, America's most beloved and irresponsible film critic, whose column appears monthly in Premiere, and whose reviews have been collected in If You Ask Me.

Rudnick wrote the screenplay for "Addams Family Values" and the screen adaptation of "Jeffrey." He was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Yale.

ROB HAHN (Director of Photography) made his bow as a Director of Photography with "Life With Mikey." Prior to this he was Camera Operator for many notable films including "The First Wives Club," "Marvin's Room," "Midnight Run," "The Addams Family," "I Love You to Death," "Grand Canyon," "French Kiss," "Batman Returns," "Havana," and "Searching for Bobby Fischer."

Hahn was second unit DP and did additional photography on "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Sabrina." He worked with Owen Roizman ("The French Connection," "The Exorcist," "Tootsie") for almost twenty years before making his move to DP.

Born in Paris, Hahn came to the U.S. with his family at the age of three months and grew up in New York City. He was educated at NYU Film School and then at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He now resides in Weston, Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

ANN ROTH (Costume Designer), began her theatrical career as a scenery painter for the Pittsburgh Opera Company. She soon moved to New York, and assisted such costume designers as Irene Sharaff and Miles White. Among her Broadway credits are "Purlie," "The Women," "Play it Again, Sam," "They're Playing Our Song" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,""The Odd Couple" and "The Real Thing."

This year, Ms. Roth won the Academy Award® for Best Costume Design for "The English Patient." Her first motion picture was "The World of Henry Orient" in l964, and her first solo film credit was "Midnight Cowboy" in l969. Among her many films are "Klute," "The Day of the Locust" (for which she won a British Academy Award® in l975), "The Goodbye Girl," "Coming Home," "Hair," "Dressed to Kill," "The World According to Garp," "Places in the Heart," "Sweet Dreams," "Working Girl," "Regarding Henry," "Pacific Heights," "Wolf," "Just Cause," "Sabrina" and "The English Patient."

KEN ADAM (Production Designer) won an Academy Award® in l975 for his work on Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon." He has also received three Oscar nominations: "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Addams Family Values" (1993). For "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Ipcress File," he received British Academy Awards.

Born in Berlin, Mr. Adam was educated at London University, where he studied architecture. He enterd the film industry as a draughtsman in 1947. The first film on which he received an art direction credit was "The Devil's Pass" in l953. His subsequent films have included "Dr. No," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," "Funeral in Berlin," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Goodbye Mr. Chips," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Diamonds are Forever," "Sleuth," "The Last of Sheila," "The Seven Percent Solution," "Moonraker," "Pennies from Heaven," "Agnes of God," "Crimes of the Heart," "Dead Bang," "The Freshman," "The Doctor," "Undercover Blues," "Boys on the Side," "The Madness of King George" and "Bogus."

JOHN JYMPSON (Editor) has enjoyed a long and prolific career in the British and American cinema. Born and raised in London, he was educated at Dulwich College.

"In & Out" is his third film for director Frank Oz; the others were "The Little Shop of Horrors" and "Housesitter." His other films include "A Fish Called Wanda" (for which he won the Guild of British Film editors award), "Kelly's Heroes," "Where Eagles Dare," "A Hard Day's Night," "Zulu," "Frenzy" (for Alfred Hitchcock), "The Bobo" and "The Bedford Incident." He also edited the miniseries "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Far Pavilions."

DAN HANLEY (Editor) was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California. He began work in the film industry at Paramount Pictures in the film shipping department in 1975. He soon became an assistant editor on the hit sitcom "Laverne and Shirley." Next he edited three TV movies for director Ron Howard: "Cotton Candy," "Skyward" and "Inside the Magic Pyramid."

Hanley has remained associated with Howard ever since. He has edited all of Howard's films from "Night Shift" through "Ransom" (including "Cocoon," "The Paper," "Parenthood" and "Far and Away") and received an Academy Award® for "Apollo 13."

MARC SHAIMAN (Music) was nominated for three Academy Awards® ("An American President," "The First Wives Club," and the song "A Wink and a Smile" from "Sleepless in Seattle"). He has also been nominated for two Grammies and won an Emmy for his participation in writing the 1992 Academy Awards® telecast.

In addition to "In & Out" and "The First Wives Club," Shaiman's other films for Scott Rudin include "Mother," "The Addams Family," "Addams Family Values," "Sister Act I and II," and "Life with Mikey." He also wrote the scores for "George of the Jungle," "The Ghosts of Mississippi," "City Slickers I and II," "Mr. Saturday Night," "A Few Good Men," and Stephen King's "Misery," among many others.

Marc Shaiman began his career as an arranger for Bette Midler and as a writer/arranger for "Saturday Night Live." His television credits include the 1989, 1990 and 1991 Academy Awards®, "The Tracey Ullman Show," Ann Magnuson's "Vandemonium," and the Billy Crystal HBO specials "Don't Get Me Started" and "The Lost Minutes." On the Broadway stage, he was the vocal arranger for "Leader of the Pack" and Bette Midler's "Divine Madness," dance arranger for "The Tap Dance Kid" and musical director for "Peter Allen--Up in One."

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