Love Jones: About The Filmmakers

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THEODORE WITCHER (Writer/Director) is a filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. A native of the greater Chicago area, Witcher graduated in 1991 from Columbia College's film school in Chicago.

Upon completing Columbia, Witcher worked in various capacities on independent films and then at NBC's local Chicago station on "The Jerry Springer Show." Not long after, he moved to Los Angeles to write for Caravan Pictures and the Hughes Brothers.

love jones marks Witcher's feature film directorial debut. "The overriding political belief when I was in film school was an anti-Hollywood one," says Witcher, "and I talked more shit than anybody. So for me to wind up as a Hollywood director is the mother of all ironies!"

NICK WECHSLER (Producer) is the co-founding partner of Addis/Wechsler, one of the most prestigious production management companies in the world. Addis/Wechsler represents actors, writer and directors including such actors as Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Dreyfuss, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Lemmon, Christine Lahti, Jeff Goldblum and directors Alfonso Arau, Vincent Ward and Jonathan Kaplan.

Wechsler's producing credits include the critically acclaimed sex, lies and videotape, Drugstore Cowboy, The Player, The Rapture, The New Age, Little Odessa and The Journey of August King.

JEREMIAH SAMUELS (Producer) started his career in New York as a unit production manager. After moving to California, he produced The Red Coat, written and directed by Robin Swicord for Buena Vista Pictures, and Mr. Payback, written and directed by Bob Gale for Sony Pictures, which is also the first studio-produced interactive theatrical motion picture. He was also a co-producer for The Winner, the most recent film by Alex Cox starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Rebecca De Mornay.

Samuels has also served as a unit production manager on Matilda directed by Danny De Vito, Last Man Standing directed by Walter Hill for New Line Cinema and The Night We Never Met which was directed by Warren Leight for Miramax Films.

JULIA CHASMAN (Executive Producer) started her motion picture career as a reader at Twentieth Century Fox, following her graduation from the UCLA Film School.

As development executive at Rollins-Joffe Productions, she developed the Orion comedy Arthur, starring Dudley Moore.

Chasman also produced the motion picture, Shag, for Hemdale Films starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Page Hannah and Annabeth Gish.

As vice president of production for Universal Pictures, Chasman supervised the production of Mad Dog and Glory, directed by John McNaughton, and developed the adaptation of Richard Price's novel Clockers for Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee.

She was the executive producer of The Perez Family, starring Marisa Tomei, Anjelica Huston, Alfred Molina and Chaz Palminteri.

At Addis/Wechsler & Associates, Chasman is executive vice president of production. She supervises all development and production of the company's feature projects.

Veteran television cameraman ERNEST HOLZMAN (Director of Photography) makes his feature film debut on love jones.

A graduate of New York University's Institute of Film and Television in 1974, Holzman went on to study at the Center for Advanced Film Studies at the American Film Institute.

As assistant cameraman Holzman enjoyed a working relationship with Jordan Cronenweth on Blade Runner (his first film job) and Stop Making Sense. He has shot music videos for Rod Stewart, Dave Matthews and Olivia Newton-John.

Holzman was director of photography on the acclaimed ABC series "thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life."

MAYSIE HOY (Editor) started her career working with director, Robert Altman as an assistant film editor on such films as Buffalo Bill and The Indians, Three Woman and A Wedding. She co-edited Hollywood's much talked-about look at itself, The Player, and has most recently worked with Wayne Wang on the critically acclaimed Smoke and The Joy Luck Club.

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