Liar Liar: About The Filmmakers

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TOM SHADYAC's (Director) first feature as a director was Jim Carrey's breakout hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. His second film was the box office hit The Nutty Professor produced by Brian Grazer and Eddie Murphy. He re-teams with Carrey and Brian Grazer for Liar Liar.

Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983, and at age 23, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for the legendary Bob Hope.

Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short Tom, Dick; and Harry. He then worked on movies of the week for Fox, rewriting Fraternity Girl and the George Carl in comedy Working Trash. He also re-wrote and directed Frankenstein: The College Years for Fox.

Shadyac was also a stand-up comedian and at one time appeared regularly at the Improv in Los Angeles.

BRIAN GRAZER (Producer) a two-time Oscar®-nominated producer, has been the driving force behind some of the industry's most successful and entertaining motion pictures. He most recently produced two of the highest grossing films of 1996 Ransom, starring Mel Gibson and The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy-which together have grossed more than $500 million worldwide. He also produced one of 1995's biggest box office hits, the Oscar®-nominated Apollo 13, (winning nine nominations, including one for Best Picture), directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard. Grazer was also the recipient of The Producers Guild of America Award in 1996. He was the winner of the Chicago Film Critics Award, two People's Choice Awards and nominated for four Golden Globes. His films have generated over two-and-a-half billion dollars of box office revenue.

Grazer, a Los Angeles native, began his impressive career as a producer by developing television projects, and by 1980 had signed a development/production deal with Paramount Pictures. While creating and executive producing several television pilots, he met Howard, who was about to complete his seven-year run on the popular ABC sitcom Happy Days. Grazer hired Howard to direct Night Shift and later Splash, which earned Grazer an Academy Award® nomination for best screenplay. The pair officially teamed up in 1986, forming Imagine Entertainment.

In 1992, Grazer was honored as NATO/ShoWest Producer of the Year, following the release of three of his films-Howard's Far and Away, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Housesitter with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn and the comedy Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy. The following year, Grazer and Howard were honored with an Fntertainment Industry salute by The March Of Dimes.

A few of Grazer's many producing credits include My Girl, Kindergarten Cop, Parenihood and Backdraft.

Liar Liar is the second produced feature film for the writing team of PAUL GUAY and STEPHEN MAZUR. Their first, The Little Rascals, was Universal's second highest-grossing release of 1994.

Among the team's other screenplays are Take Two, The C-Note, Abra-Cadaver, The Chrisimas Spirit, Magicians Anonymous, Mr. Magoo and Spy vs. Spy.

Most recently they polished MouseHunt, starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, which began filming in February and wrote Return af the Little Rascals, a sequel to their first hit.

As an actor, Guay has appeared in three dozen plays, including Richard fil, The Zoo Story and Bleacher Bums, Los Angeles' longest-running comedy. Among his directorial credits are We Wani A Good Revue A a magicomedy show he co-wrote and performed in.

The author of four collections of poetry, Guay also writes lyrics, short stories, plays, radio plays and teleplays. He co-wrote and co-starred in Moose: Unstaged, a late night revue of short comedy sketches produced in Hollywood.

Mazur began writing at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served as cditor of the humor magazine, The California Pelican. He has been published in two books, The Best of College Humor and Hellbent on Insanity.

Mazur co-wrote and appeared in the long-running comedy revue Psychic Poker, as well as a dozen other local shows over the past decade. For the past two years he has co-hosted a weekly entertainment program on KMPC Radio.

Mazur is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney.

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