STANLEY TONG (Director) began directing in 1983 after a career
as one of Hong Kong's leading stuntmen. In 1989 he established his own
film company, Golden Gate, through which he wrote, directed, stunt-directed
and produced the critically acclaimed "Stone Age Warriors," the
first commercial film to be shot among the aboriginal head-hunters of New
"Stone Age Warriors" caught the attention of Golden Harvest, which
commissioned Tong to direct the Jackie Chan film "Supercop," thus
beginning what has been a Hollywood -- and international -- show business
Tong's first American venture "Rumble in the Bronx," firmly established
Chan as the screen's newest global action hero. Tong's second film to hit
the American screen, Miramax's "Supercop," shot prior to "Rumble,"
was first screened at the Hong Kong Film Festival where it won Best Editing
and earned Chan his first Best Actor Award.
Tong continued his highly successful and prolific relationship with Chan
and New Line with his third US film, "First Strike."
As proof of his growing renown in Asia, and on the centennial of the birth
of the Hong Kong film industry, Tong was recently honored with a Golden
Horse Award (China's equivalent of the Academy Award®) in his native
China for directing "Supercop." His work was chosen from almost
9,000 to represent the burgeoning film industry of the island nation, on
the cusp of its return to Mainland China.
PAT PROFT (Written by) is one of Hollywood's foremost comedy writers.
Proft's feature credits include the "Naked Gun" trilogy, "Hot
Shots!" "Hot Shots! Part Deux," "Police Academy"
and "Bachelor Party."
Proft is currently writing, directing, and producing the feature "Wrongfully
Accused" for Warner Bros.
Before Proft started writing for television and movies, he worked as an
actor, comic, and radio DJ. He performed revue comedy and standup at many
now-legendary venues, including The Comedy Store, Kentucky Fried Theater,
and Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop.
Proft's television writing credits include "Welcome Back, Kotter,"
"Fernwood 2-Night," "The Smothers Brothers Show," "The
Carol Burnett Show," "Police Squad," and the "Mary Tyler
Moore Comedy Hour."
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, TOM SHEROHMAN (Written by) attended
the University of Minnesota as a theatre major before embarking on a professional
acting career. For the past 30 years he has performed in and directed numerous
regional theatre productions across the country and has appeared in countless
A member of the Writers Guild of America, Sherohman has written several
screenplays including "Modern Problems" (shared credit with Arthur
Sellers and Ken Shapiro) starring Chevy Chase, as well as numerous scripts
In 1988 he was hired by Walt Disney Imagineering to write and direct shows
for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There, he wrote and directed
the original show at the Comedy Warehouse and helped write and direct the
Adventurer's Club show, both on Pleasure Island. In addition, he wrote
and directed the original production for the Anacomical Players in the Wonders
of Life Pavilion at EPCOT Center.
Sherohman was named Artistic Director of Theatre Downtown in Orlando, Florida
in 1991. During this period he acted in and directed many shows there.
He will soon return to Orlando to direct two plays: "Merton of the
Movies" by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly, and Edward Albee's
"Three Tall Women."
In addition to writing "Mr. Magoo" with Pat Proft (who has been
a friend and collaborator since childhood), he helped create a children's
television show called "Once Upon a Tree" for the Discovery Animal
BEN MYRON (Producer) began his career in the film industry as an
exhibitor. He owned and operated a 14-screen chain of theaters in San Francisco
Bay Area from the mid-70's to the mid 80's when he turned to producing exclusively.
Myron recently completed production on "An Alan Smithee Film-Burn,
Hollywood, Burn," written by Joe Eszterhas and featuring a cast which
includes Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan, and Ryan O'Neal.
Other projects which Myron has in development are "The Mod Squad,"
"Barney's Great Adventure," "Flash Gordon," "Wakin'
Up in Reno" which Myron will produce with Billy Bob Thornton and Dwight
Yoakam for Miramax and "Auntie Mame."
Myron's other producing credits include "Signal 7," "Checking
Out," "One False Move," "Leave it to Beaver," "One
Night" and "Telling Lies in America."
HENRY G. SAPERSTEIN (Executive Producer) is one of the industry's
most well-known and respected producers and distributors. A former movie
theater chain owner, he entered the education, industrial and non-theatrical
film field producing and distributing hundreds of films. This led to his
entry into the theatrical and television fields, where his credits include
eleven years of "All Star Golf," "Mr. Magoo" cartoons
for NBC and CBS, and "Dick Tracy" cartoons.
His feature credits include the family animation classics "Mr. Magoo's
Christmas Carol," "The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo," and
"Uncle Sam Magoo." He also produced "Godzilla," "War
of the Gargantuas," and the classic "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"
ANDRE MORGAN (Executive Producer) was born in Casablanca, Morocco
and began his career with Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest in Hong Kong as
a studio manager and producer. Morgan engineered the first venture between
Chinese and American production companies, with the classic Bruce Lee film
"Enter the Dragon." Morgan's film credits include "Farewell
to the King," "Impulse," "Speedzone," "Miracle
in the Wilderness," "Ladybugs," "Bad Girls," "The
Scout," and "Heaven's Prisoners."
Based in Hollywood, he is a frequent traveler to Europe and the Far East,
and is universally recognized for his singular financial acumen and highly
developed creative instincts and as a versatile and resourceful motion picture
and television entrepreneur.
Executive producer ROBERT L. ROSEN most recently completed Hollywood
Pictures' "Spy Hard." He is currently working on a co-production
of Morgan Creek and Constantin Films' "Wrongfully Accused," yet
another collaboration with the king of spoof comedy, Leslie Nielsen.
Rosen has produced or supervised over fifty films during his career, including
"The Challenge," "Prophecy," "Little Big Man,"
"Le Mans," "A Man Called Horse," "Scrooge,"
"The April Fools," "Monte Walsh," "Big Jake,"
and "Rio Lobo." Rosen's longtime association with director John
Frankenheimer also includes "The French Connection II," "Black
Sunday," and "Dead Bang." His other productions include
"Sniper" with Tom Berenger and the critically acclaimed box office
hit "The Crow."
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Rosen began his career
as a director for films and television, working on such memorable classics
as "Gunsmoke" and "Have Gun, Will Travel." Rosen moved
to CBS-TV as a production executive, where he served as associate producer,
then producer of "Gilligan's Island," before becoming executive
producer of the pilot of "Hawaii Five-O." Afterward, he returned
to features as vice president of Cinema Center Films, where he oversaw the
production of nearly forty features.
JUSTIS GREENE (Co-Producer) has produced for both film and television.
He most recently served as co-producer on the Touchstone Pictures' comedy,
"The Sixth Man." His other recent credits include producing the
TV series "The Outer Limits," co-producing Walt Disney Pictures'
"Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco," "White Fang II:
Myth of the White Wolf"; associate producing "Another Stakeout"
for Touchstone Pictures; and producing the last two seasons of "Neon
Rider" for the CTV network in Canada.
His involvement in other films include "Alive," "Ernest Saves
Christmas," "Earth*Star Voyager," "Return of the Shaggy
Dog," "Davy Crockett," "Iceman," "Agnes of
God" and "The Clan of the Cave Bear."
Actively involved in the Canadian film industry for the last 25 years, Greene
was instrumental in establishing a major film equipment rental house and
the B.C. Film Commission which under his 3-year directorship helped the
film industry grow from $1.8 million in business to $52 million.
Greene and his family make their home in West Vancouver.
JINGLE MA (Director of Photography) began his lifelong passion for
cinematography in his native Hong Kong while he watching commercials being
shot on the streets. Jingle worked as a gaffer and camera operator in commercials
for over ten years when director Sylvia Chang asked him to be the director
of photography on her film "Passion" in 1986. This film netted
him nominations at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards.
Ma has become one of Hong Kong's premier director's of photography, earning
him numerous awards and nominations. He has worked with some of today's
most important directors, including John Woo, Jackie Chan, Tsui Hark, and
Stanley Tong. Ma's credits include "First Strike," "Rumble
in the Bronx," "Comrades, Almost a Love Story," "Viva
Erotica," "The Private Eye Blues," "Farewell China,"
and "Last Princess of Manchuria."
JOHN WILLETT (Production Designer) graduated from the University
of Alberta with a degree in stage design and started his career on the Canadian-based
"SCTV." His television credits include the long-running series,
"The Beachcombers," and television movies, "Rose Hill,"
and "That Secret Sunday."
Feature credits as art director include "Road to Wellville," "The
Firm," "Jennifer Eight," "Billy Bathgate," "Shoot
to Kill" and "Mississippi Burning." In addition, Willett
has production designed "Call of the Wild," "The Amazing
Panda Adventure," "Mystery Date," "Run," and "High
STUART PAPPÉ (Edited by) most recently edited this summer's
hit live-action Walt Disney Pictures comedy "George of the Jungle."
Prior to that he edited "Wild America," as well as Touchstone
Pictures' "Bad Company" and "What's Love Got To Do With It."
Before that, he collaborated on seven features with director Paul Mazursky:
"Enemies, A Love Story," "The Pickle," "Scenes
From a Mall," "Moon Over Parador," "An Unmarried Woman,"
"Alex in Wonderland" and "Bob & Carol & Ted &
Pappé began his industry career in the mail room at The Walt Disney
Studios. He subsequently became an apprentice editor at MCA/Universal.
He became an independent editor in 1964 with "The Loved One"
and received his first full editing credit in 1967 on "The President's
DAVID RAWLINS (Edited by) has established his successful career editing
a number of hit feature films and television productions. Among his most
prominent motion picture credits are "Baby's Day Out," "Life
Stinks," "The Last Dragon," "Urban Cowboy," "Saturday
Night Fever," "The Osterman Weekend," "The Absent-Minded
Waiter," "Police Academy IV" and "The Bingo Long Traveling
All Star Motor Kings." He also provided additional editing services
on "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "Broadcast News."
For television, Rawlins directed and edited several episodes of "Night
Gallery" as well as "The Shadow in the Streets."
MICHAEL R. MILLER, A.C.E. (Edited by) previously edited "Anaconda,"
"Keys to Tulsa," "Head Above Water," "Boys on the
Side," "With Honors," "Swing Kids" and "Medicine
Man." He also edited Joel and Ethan Coen's "Miller's Crossing"
and "Raising Arizona," and served as sound editor on the acclaimed
directors' "Blood Simple."
Miller's other editing credits include Paul Schrader's "Patty Hearst,"
as well as Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel's "D.O.A." James Orr's
"Mr. Destiny" and Keenan Ivory Wayans' "I'm Gonna Git U Sucka."
"Split Cherry Tree," which he edited for Andrei Konchalovsky,
received an Academy Award® nomination for best live-action short subject.
For television, Miller edited a season of the series "The Equalizer,"
and received an Emmy Award nomination for editing the Afterschool special
"It's No Crush, I'm In Love." He also edited film segments for
"Saturday Night Live."
A graduate of Cornell University, Miller began his career as an assistant
to several renowned editors including Paul Hirsch on "The Fury,"
Susan Morse on the Woody Allen classics "Manhattan" and "Stardust
Memories"; and Thelma Schoonmaker on "Raging Bull."
TOM BRONSON (Costume Designer) began his career with Universal Studios
and moved on to design such films as "The Deep," "Slapshot,"
"The Long Riders," "First Blood," "Rambo,"
"48 HRS.," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Rocky II"
and "Rocky III."
Bronson received Academy Award® consideration for his designing contributions
on "Brubaker," "Rocky IV," "Staying Alive,"
and "Victory." He received Emmy nominations for the telefilms
"Fear on Trial," "The Execution of Pvt. Slovick," "Ruby
& Oswald" and "For the Woman I Love."
In 1987, Bronson became staff designer for Walt Disney Pictures & Television.
He also serves as Director of the Walt Disney Studios Costume Department.
During his Disney tenure, he received Emmy nominations for "Polly,"
"Polly: Comin' Home" and "Plymouth." He has served
as designer on all of the "Wonderful World of Disney" movies,
and numerous television pilots and series. Other Disney credits include
"Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," "The Program," "Man
of the House," "Spy Hard," "Puppetmasters," "Prefontaine"
and the Disney Home Video release, "Honey, I Blew Up Everyone."
MICHAEL TAVERA (Music by) has created original music for a dozen
films and numerous television series. Most recently, he scored the music
for Walt Disney's comedy "RocketMan" as well as Walt Disney Home
Video's release "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves."
Additional film work includes the scoring of such movies as "Mr. Payback,"
an interactive film by Sony Pictures; Amblin/MCA Home Video's "The
Land Before Time" (sequels); "Lucky Stiff" (New Line Cinema),
"Frozen Assets" (Skouras Films/Fox Video), and "Bitter Harvest"
(Prism Entertainment). He also composed the theme song for Twentieth Century
Fox's "Once Upon a Forest," and provided the source music for
the features "Ransom" and "Dead Presidents."
Tavera has scored an impressive list of television projects including: "Melrose
Place," "One of the Boys," "Charlie Hoover," and
the Von Zernick/Sertner films "No One Would Tell" and "Dying
to Belong." His music also enlivens dozens of animated series (exceeding
500 half-hour episodes) including "Casper," and DIC's "Sonic
the Hedgehog" and "Where's Waldo?" to name a few.
A native of California, Tavera now resides in Agoura Hills with his wife
and two daughters.