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Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-arrow over-

achiever who has never really lived life… until he falls for his new neighbor, the
beautiful and seemingly innocent Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert). When Matthew discovers
this perfect “girl next door” is a one-time porn star, his sheltered existence begins to spin
out of control. Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover
that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love.
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is a comedy about opposite worlds, views and
backgrounds colliding. It is about a boy with a future and a girl with a past. A boy who
is about to lose his innocence and a girl who is trying to regain it.
The film asks, How far are you willing to go for the person you love? Are you
willing to risk everything? If you want the girl next door, you had better be willing to
risk it all and experience a journey for which you never could have prepared.
Director Luke Greenfield wanted to bring a combustible mix of humor, risk and
love to THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. The story – an innocent young man falls for his
beautiful, seemingly innocent neighbor, only to discover she’s an ex-porn star – could
easily have been turned into a raucous teen comedy. But Greenfield was on a different
track. “I like exploring life’s wild side, and I envisioned the film as being about a normal
guy who’s thrown into a wild and dangerous situation,” he says. “I was looking for a mix
of realism and volatility. Of course, the film had to be funny, but at the same time it had
to be heartfelt, edgy and a little bit scary.”
Greenfield wanted to depict a comedy of real life – humor derived from the
vulnerabilities of its characters and the challenges they must meet head on. The lead
character, high school senior Matthew, has his sights are set on a political career. Now,
for the first time in his life, he’s out of his element when he falls for Danielle.
The project originated four years ago when the screenwriting team of Brent
Goldberg and David T. Wagner came up with a concept, and then a screenplay, about a
high school student dating an adult film star. Producers Charles Gordon, Harry Gittes
and Marc Sternberg sparked to the idea right away, and brought Luke Greenfield on
board to direct after Gordon and Sternberg watched a screening of Greenfield’s 10-
minute comedy film, “The Right Hook.” “I see a thousand shorts a year,” says Gordon,
“but nothing as good as Luke’s film.”
Greenfield set to work on taking what he calls “a great concept” and making it his
own, adding realism, danger and surprises. As development continued on THE GIRL
NEXT DOOR, Adam Sandler hired Greenfield to direct the Rob Schneider comedy “The
Animal,” which Sandler’s company was producing. “I would call Chuck Gordon all the
time, begging him, ‘Please wait for me!’,” says Greenfield. “I couldn’t stop thinking
about the project. The second I finished production on ‘The Animal,’ I was meeting with
Chuck, figuring out how we could get THE GIRL NEXT DOOR made.”
Greenfield and the producers brought in screenwriter Stuart Blumberg who, under
Greenfield’s supervision, infused the story with a more realistic sensibility, fleshing out
some characters and adding new ones. The project continued to move forward until,
nearly four years after its inception, a read-through of the script landed a “green light.”
Actress Elisha Cuthbert, who stars in the hit Fox series “24,” was one of the
participants in the read-through – even though she had not yet been offered the part of
Danielle, the beautiful and mysterious “girl next door” who is trying to reinvent her life.
Charles Gordon, a fan of “24,” says the he wanted Cuthbert from “day one.” Greenfield
was unfamiliar with the series, but Cuthbert’s read-through and dedication convinced him
that she was Danielle. “Elisha was a real trooper and made a huge contribution at the
table read,” he says. “She brings a lot to the character and really makes us believe that
Danielle is the girl we all wish we could meet one day. The girl who’s always one step
ahead of you, who will make you do things you never thought you’d do – and who you’d
better be prepared to go all the way for.”

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For Cuthbert, the role offered new challenges and opportunities. “The character
of Danielle is different from anything I’ve played before,” she says. “It’s way out there.
The changes that Danielle goes through are formidable, and her transition from being
Athena (the porn star) to Danielle (the girl next door) is huge.”
Danielle is the complete opposite of Matthew, who is as innocent as she is
worldly. Surprisingly, each is striving to be more like the other. Says Luke Greenfield:
“Danielle is strong on the outside but inside she’s a little girl who just wants to be seen as
normal. Matthew is dying to break out and have adventures and new experiences. But he
gets a little more than he bargained for when he meets Danielle.”
According to Greenfield, the importance of casting Emile Hirsch as Matthew
cannot be overemphasized. “If we didn’t get Emile, I probably wouldn’t have made the
movie,” he says. At first, the young actor, who had not yet read the script, resisted
because he perceived the project to be a teen comedy. “Emile is serious about his craft –
he’s been memorizing Brando since age 9! – and didn’t want to do anything formulaic,”
says the director. “But when he did read the script, he said he was shocked by how edgy
it was, and he signed on.”
“Yes, the script was shocking in a way,” Hirsch confirms. “It’s smart and edgy
and is partially set in the world of pornography. But I laughed a lot when I read it, and I
really like the character of Matthew. He starts out as an overachiever, but one who’s
pretty fearful. The girl next door, played by Elisha, makes him break out of his shell and
become the guy he always wished he could be. He’s a budding politician who ends up
learning about real world politics.”
Upping the stakes of Matthew’s relationship with Danielle is Kelly, her former
“producer,” who’ll stop at nothing to keep his favorite actress in the porn fold. Kelly is
everything Matthew is not: cool, handsome and mysterious. He challenges Matthew
with a query that sums up a key theme: “Is the juice worth the squeeze?” Is Matthew
willing to risk everything for Danielle?
As conceived by Greenfield and co-screenwriter Stuart Blumberg, Kelly is far
from a typical bad guy. “He’s a charming rogue,” says Blumberg. Adds Greenfield:
“Kelly is a different type of villain; in some ways, he’s the big brother Matthew never

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had, because he takes him under his wing… at least until Matthew persists in his pursuit
of Danielle.”
Greenfield credits Timothy Olyphant with keeping the character real. Olyphant,
in turn, sees Kelly as Matthew’s best friend – and worst nightmare. “Your most fearsome
enemies in life are your best friends who know you and your vulnerabilities.”
Kelly’s professional rival is adult film producer Hugo Posh who, like Kelly,
figures prominently in Matthew’s life and pursuit of Danielle. “Hugo is very different
from Kelly in many ways,” says veteran actor James Remar, lately of “Sex and the City,”
who takes on the role. “For one, Hugo’s hit it big – he’s very successful, with the huge
mansion, the cars, etc. – while Kelly is still somewhat small-time.”
Matthew’s closest friends are Eli, a wannabe filmmaker played by Chris
Marquette, and Klitz, who is even more uptight than Matthew, played by Paul Dano. The
three friends’ bond is so strong that they refer to themselves as a “tripod”: if one falters,
then the others go down, too. So, Klitz and Eli will do anything to help Matthew in his
quest for Danielle.
The music in THE GIRL NEXT DOOR also plays a key role. “From the
beginning, Luke had the movie and the soundtrack in his head,” says Charles Gordon.
The 37 songs hand-picked by Greenfield and music supervisors Peter Afterman
and Chris Douridas, as well as composer Paul Haslinger’s score, create unexpected mood
and emotion throughout the entire film. The artists featured on the soundtrack represent
several musical eras and include The Who, David Gray, Donovan, David Bowie and The
Verve. “Ninety-eight percent of the songs I wanted made it into the soundtrack – it was a
miracle,” says Greenfield, who wrote many of his “wish list” of songs into the script.
“And if the song weren’t mentioned in the script, I still ended up playing it on set,
constantly feeding Emile and Elisha the songs I envisioned for whatever scene they were
rehearsing.”
Also critical to the film’s humor and emotion is the work of production designer
Stephen Lineweaver, whose credits include “Jerry Maguire.” While Matthew’s home
town is never identified – “I wanted it to be ‘Anywhere, USA’,” says Greenfield – the
director acknowledges that his hometown of Westport, Connecticut inspired much of the
film’s look. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR was filmed entirely in Southern California, yet we

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feel we’re in the heart of East Coast suburbia. “You can’t find that kind of suburban feel
and community in Los Angeles County, yet somehow Stephen found it,” says Greenfield.
“He really captured the essence of Westport.”
When Matthew hooks up with Danielle, the adult film world invades his safe,
upper-middle-class existence. Later, he, Klitz and Eli visit the Adult Film Convention in
Las Vegas. Here, too, Lineweaver pulled off a design miracle, creating the convention
entirely on a Los Angeles soundstage. “That set was probably Stephen’s biggest task,”
say Greenfield. The director also credits director of photography Jamie Anderson, ASC,
for making invaluable contributions to the film’s look.
After Lineweaver, Anderson and the rest of the crew and cast wrapped principal
photography, work began on post-production, including the Herculean task of lining up
the 37 songs for the soundtrack. As the film began taking shape, the “test screening”
process revealed that the filmmakers’ goal of making a smart, edgy film was being
realized. “We knew THE GIRL NEXT DOOR would appeal to men,” says Charles
Gordon. “After all, it’s kind of a men’s fantasy. But we were thrilled that the film also
plays to teenage and adult women.”
Adds Luke Greenfield: “THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is a love story about how far
this character is willing to go for the first love of his life. What woman – or man –
couldn’t relate to that?”

ABOUT THE CAST


EMILE HIRSCH (Matthew Kidman) starred opposite Kevin Kline in “The
Emperor's Club.” In 2002, Hirsch made his feature film debut starring with Kieran
Culkin and Vincent D’Onofrio in “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys,” produced by
Jodie Foster. Hirsch appeared in the feature “The Mudge Boy,” which was produced by
Stanley Tucci and premiered in dramatic competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Upcoming is the feature film “Imaginary Heroes,” in which he stars opposite Sigourney
Weaver and Jeff Daniels.
Prior to “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys,” Hirsch had a recurring role on the
television series “ER” and made guest appearances on “NYPD Blue” and “The

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Pretender.” In addition, he played the young Harry Houdini in the TNT Original Film
“Houdini.”

ELISHA CUTHBERT (Danielle) stars in the Emmy®-winning Fox series “24”


as Kiefer Sutherland’s rebellious daughter, Kimberly Bauer. Her work in the series
earned her a nomination as the 2002 Teen Choice Award for Breakout TV Actress. Last
year, she and her “24” co-stars were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Cuthbert appeared in the hit comedy “Old School,” starring Luke Wilson, Vince
Vaughn and Will Ferrell, and in the romantic comedy “Love Actually,” directed by
Richard Curtis.
Some of her other credits include “Time at the Top,” “Mail To The Chief,”
“Airspeed” and “Believe.” She shed her good girl image in the television movie “Lucky
Girl,” where her powerful performance as a student who becomes addicted to gambling
earned her the Gemini, Canada’s equivalent to the Emmy, as Best Actress in a Dramatic
Program.
Born in Canada, Cuthbert began as a model at the age of seven. She soon landed
a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” and she later
became a correspondent for the award-winning series “Popular Mechanics For Kids.”

TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (Kelly) starred as a charismatic drug dealer in director


Doug Liman’s widely hailed “Go.” More recently, he starred in the thriller “A Man
Apart” with Vin Diesel, and in Lawrence Kasdan’s “Dreamcatcher” opposite Morgan
Freeman.
Olyphant stars in “The Safety of Objects” with Glenn Close, and in the HBO
western series “Deadwood.” Other credits include “The Broken Hearts Club,” HBO’s
“When Trumpets Fade,” and the television series “High Incident.”
Born in Hawaii and raised in California, Olyphant swam competitively at USC
and was a U.S. National Finalist in the 200 Individual Medley. Upon graduation, he
moved to New York to study acting, where he received the World Theatre Award® for
Outstanding Debut Performance – an honor previously bestowed upon Al Pacino and

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Alan Alda – for his role as Tim Hapgood in the Playwright Horizon’s “The
Monogamist,” written by Christopher Kyle. Other stage credits include the one-man
production of “Santaland Diaries” at the Atlantic Theatre, as well as “Plunge,” also
written by Christopher Kyle and produced at the Playwright Horizon.

JAMES REMAR (Hugo Posh) played a hotel magnate and Samantha’s love
interest in HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe® winning series, “Sex and the City.” His
recent film work includes “Duplex,” directed by Danny DeVito, “Fear X,” with John
Turturro and Deborah Unger, which premiered at this winter’s Sundance Film Festival,
and the summer box office hit “2 Fast 2 Furious.”
Remar’s career has spanned over two decades, beginning with a stint as an
original cast member of the Broadway hit “Bent” with Richard Gere. This led to a role in
director Walter Hill’s controversial thriller “The Warriors.” Some of Remar’s other
feature credits include “48 HRS.,” “What Lies Beneath” and “Boys On the Side,” where
he received critical acclaim as the rugged, gentle bartender opposite Mary-Louise Parker,
Drew Barrymore and Whoopi Goldberg.

CHRIS MARQUETTE (Eli) is a regular on the popular CBS series “Joan of


Arcadia.” He has been acting since age eight, when he played Mira Sorvino’s son in the
film “Sweet Nothing.” He co-starred in the recent horror film “Freddy vs. Jason,” the
telefilm “Geppetto,” “Up Up And Away,” “Noah” and the independent film “The Tic
Code,” where he earned rave reviews for his role as a 12-year-old gifted jazz pianist who
suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. He also received the Best Child Actor Award at the
Giffoni Film Festival in Italy for the role.
Marquette appeared for two years on the daytime drama “Another World” and he
was a series regular on “Pasadena.” He guest-starred on “ER,” “Nash Bridges,” “7th
Heaven,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Miracles,” “Judging Amy,” “Boston Public,” “The
Nanny” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and performed on “Saturday Night Live.”
Marquette had a recurring role on Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine.”
In addition, he provided his voice for “Mummy: The Animated Series,” “Prince of
Egypt,” “Hysteria,” “Rocket Power,” “Kids From Room 402” and “Xyber 9.”

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Marquette appeared on Broadway in “The Christmas Carol” (as Tiny Tim) and in
“An Inspector Calls.” He performed in “Valentine’s Presentation” at Carnegie Hall and
in “A Winter’s Tale” at Lincoln Center.

PAUL DANO (Klitz) won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut
Performance for his work in the independent feature “L.I.E.” opposite Brian Cox. He
went on to co-star in “The Emperor’s Club” opposite Kevin Kline and THE GIRL NEXT
DOOR star Emile Hirsch. He also appeared in the features “Animal Room” and “The
Newcomers.”
Growing up in Connecticut, Dano gained experience as a stage actor with
supporting roles on Broadway, including “A Month in the Country” opposite Helen
Mirren, “A Christmas Carol” with Ben Vereen and Terrence Mann, and “Inherit the
Wind” opposite George C. Scott and Charles Durning. More recently, Dano appeared in
an episode of “The Sopranos” and starred in the made-for-television movie “Too Young
to be a Dad.” Dano co-stars in director Rebecca Miller’s upcoming independent feature
“The Rose and The Snake,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS


From his earliest memories growing up in Westport, Connecticut, LUKE
GREENFIELD (Director) wanted to make movies. With 25 short films to his credit
before even entering the prestigious USC School of Cinema-Television, Greenfield
stayed in Hollywood after completing the program to pursue his dream. The result of his
unique mix of talent, discipline and passion for the medium is evident in his second film,
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.
Previously, Greenfield co-wrote and directed “The Right Hook,” a 10-minute
short film he wrote with actor David Scotti. The edgy comedy attracted enormous
attention and served as a calling card for Greenfield as he pursued feature film
opportunities in Hollywood. At 28, before even completing “The Right Hook,”
Greenfield was offered what would become his Hollywood directorial debut, “The
Animal.” Starring Rob Schneider, the film was produced by Adam Sandler and
Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures in 2001.

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Greenfield strives to make films with emotional impact, executed in a way
audiences haven’t seen before. Most importantly, he seeks to make movies that people
will never forget. He wants to move people in the same way he was affected by his
favorite films, which include “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Broadcast News,”
“Cool Hand Luke” and “The Great Santini.”
Collaboration is an essential element of Greenfield’s filmmaking aesthetic. He
loves working closely with writers, actors, cinematographers and editors. Greenfield is
hands-on in every aspect of a project, from development to the marketing and
advertising.
Greenfield has five projects and a one-hour television series pilot in development.

CHARLES GORDON’s (Producer) films have grossed over $1 billion


worldwide. Among his blockbuster titles are “Die Hard,” “Die Hard 2: Die Harder,”
“Field Of Dreams” and “Waterworld.” In addition, Gordon produced “October Sky,” a
coming-of-age film starring Jake Gyllenhaal that garnered several honors, including the
Humanitas Award, Broadcast Film Critics Award, Christopher Award, and a Writer’s
Guild of America nomination.
A native of Mississippi, Gordon began his career as an agent. He turned to
writing and producing for television, and in one five-year period, created and produced
five television pilots, with three shows being picked up for series. His television credits
include the critically-acclaimed “Our Family Honor,” “Renegades,” “Just Our Luck” and
“When the Whistle Blows.”
A career highlight for Gordon was producing “Field Of Dreams,” starring Kevin
Costner, which garnered three Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture.
Gordon produced the successful thriller “Unlawful Entry,” starring Kurt Russell, Ray
Liotta and Madeleine Stowe, and “Waterworld,” also starring Costner, which went on to
gross $300 million worldwide and inspired a favorite attraction on the Universal Studios
tour. Other film credits are “The Rocketeer,” “K-9” and “Lock Up.”

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HARRY GITTES (Producer) produced the Oscar®-nominated “About Schmidt,”
which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay in 2003 and garnered Jack
Nicholson a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Movie.
Gittes began his career as a photographer and advertising copywriter, moving into
producing in the 1970s with the TV pilot for Bill Cosby’s animated series, “Hey, Hey,
Hey, It’s Fat Albert.” Gittes then became an independent producer on films such as
“Goin’ South,” “Harry and Walter Go to New York,” “Timerider,” “Little Nikita” and
“Breaking In.”

MARC STERNBERG’s (Producer) feature film credits as Executive Producer


include “October Sky” and “Trojan War.” A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Sternberg
received his Bachelor’s from New York University and moved to Los Angeles to pursue
a career in entertainment. As an executive working with David Geffen, he developed the
features “The Last Boy Scout” and “Hearts and Soul,” among other projects. He then
joined Charles Gordon at Daybreak Productions, serving as the company’s President.

ARNON MILCHAN (Executive Producer) is widely renowned as one of the


most prolific and successful independent film producers of the past 25 years, with over
70 feature films to his credit. Born in Israel, Milchan was educated at the University of
Geneva. His first business venture was to transform his father’s modest business into one
of his country’s largest agro-chemical companies. This early achievement was a
harbinger of Milchan’s now-legendary reputation in the international marketplace as a
keen businessman.
Soon, Milchan began to underwrite projects in an area that had always held a
special interest for him – film, television and theater. Early projects include Roman
Polanski’s theater production of “Amadeus,” “Dizengoff 99,” “La Menace,” “The
Medusa Touch” and the mini-series “Masada.” By the end of the 1980s, Milchan had
produced such films as Martin Scorsese’s “The King Of Comedy,” Sergio Leone’s “Once
Upon a Time in America” and Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil.”
After the huge success of “Pretty Woman” and “The War Of The Roses,” Milchan
founded New Regency Productions and went on to produce a string of successful films,

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including “J.F.K.,” “Sommersby,” “A Time To Kill,” “Free Willy,” “The Client,” “Tin
Cup,” “Under Siege,” “L.A. Confidential,” “The Devil’s Advocate,” “The Negotiator,”
“City Of Angels,” “Entrapment,” “Fight Club,” “Don’t Say A Word” and “Daredevil.”
Upcoming projects include: “Man on Fire,” an action/drama/thriller directed by
Tony Scott about an American ex-soldier who must protect a child whose parents are
threatened by a rash of kidnappings, starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken
and Dakota Fanning; “First Daughter,” a romantic comedy directed by Forest Whitaker
about the First Daughter who goes to college and falls into a fairy tale romance with
a dashing graduate student – but her ”prince” turns out to have a secret agenda, starring
Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas and Michael Keaton; and “Stay,”a reality-bending thriller
directed by Marc Forster about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre
predictions, forcing the psychologist to race against time to save everything he loves
before it disappears, starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling.
Also upcoming is “The Untitled Onion Move,” a series of sketches that
encompasses the sharp, uncensored comic tone of The Onion (the former underground
college paper that has grown to be “America’s Finest News Source”) and sheds light on
the various hypocrisies of the world today, directed by Mike Maguire and Tom Kuntz;
“Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” an action-thriller about a bored married couple who discover that
they are enemy assassins hired to kill each other, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,
directed by Doug Liman; and “The Bee Season,” a drama about an 11-year-old girl from
a gifted but dysfunctional family who demonstrates a remarkable, almost mystical gift for
spelling. When she wins her school and district spelling bees and qualifies for the
nationals, she becomes, for the first time in her life, the center of attention and captures
the approval and interest of her driven, intellectual father. The film stars Richard Gere
and Juliette Binoche, and is directed by Dave Siegel and Scott McGehee.
Along the way, Milchan brought on board two powerful investors and partners
who share his vision: Australian businessman Kerry Packer’s Nine Network and
Twentieth Century Fox. Fox distributes Regency movies in all media worldwide,
excluding an output arrangement Regency has in Germany, U.S. pay television, and
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Milchan also successfully diversified his company’s activities within the sphere of
entertainment, most specifically in the realm of television through Regency Television
(“Malcolm in the Middle,” “The Bernie Mac Show” and the upcoming “Wonderfalls”)
and sports through a strategic alliance with PUMA, the worldwide athletic apparel and
shoe conglomerate based in Germany. In addition, Regency has worldwide television
rights to Women’s Tennis Association events from 1999 through 2007, and has assisted
in placing the European broadcast rights to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament from 2001
through 2004.

GUY RIEDEL’s (Executive Producer) credits include “Crazy/Beautiful,” starring


Kirsten Dunst, the cult comedy “Office Space” and the critically acclaimed independent
feature “The Waterdance,” which won the Audience Prize® and Screenwriting Award®
at the Sundance Film Festival.
His other feature credits include “The Hot Chick,” “Max Keeble’s Big Move,”
“Body Shots” and “The Inkwell.” In addition, he produced HBO’s Emmy- and Golden
Globe-nominated “Path To War,” directed by the late John Frankenheimer, “The Second
Civil War,” which won an Emmy for Beau Bridges as Best Supporting Actor, and
“Norma Jean and Marilyn,” which earned five Emmy nominations and two Golden
Globes.
Riedel is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree
in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business. He began his entertainment career as a
development executive at Aaron Russo Productions. Riedel moved to New Line Cinema
and supervised development and production on the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film
franchise, “The Hidden” and “Hairspray.” As President of Production for Gale Anne
Hurd’s company, Pacific Western Productions, he oversaw funding, development, and
production of a wide variety of projects.

STUART BLUMBERG (Screenplay) penned “Keeping the Faith,” which won


Best Screenplay at the Tokyo Film Festival and marked Edward Norton’s directorial
debut. He currently is writing a remake of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” producing an adaptation

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of the book Motherless in Brooklyn, which Edward Norton will direct, and writing an
original broad comedy, “Ebony and Ivory,”

Writing partners DAVID T. WAGNER & BRENT GOLDBERG (Screenplay,


Story) first collaborated on a seven-minute parody film, “Saving Ryan’s Privates,” which
became a cult classic among film students throughout the U.S. Their other credits
include “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” and the recent comedy “My Baby’s Mama.”

JAMIE ANDERSON, ASC (Director of Photography) was Cinematographer on


the recent hit “Bad Santa,” plus “The Gift,” “Small Soldiers,” “Grosse Point Blank,”
“The Juror,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “The Odd Couple II,” “Unlawful Entry”
and “Piranha.” His numerous camera operating credits include “Everybody’s All
American,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Tucker: The Man And His Dream,” “Ferris Bueller’s
Day Off,” “Down and Out In Beverly Hills,” “One From the Heart” and “Six Weeks.”

STEPHEN LINEWEAVER (Production Designer) started his film career in


New York as an Art Director on such films as “After Hours,” directed by Martin
Scorsese; “Something Wild,” directed by Jonathan Demme; and “The Brother From
Another Planet,” directed by John Sayles. James L. Brooks gave Lineweaver his first
break as Production Designer on “The Tracey Ullman Show,” for which Lineweaver
received an Emmy for Best Production Design. He also assisted Matt Groening with the
visual style of “The Simpsons” during its formative years.
Lineweaver designed the Academy Award-nominated “Jerry Maguire,” starring
Tom Cruise, and “This Boy’s Life,” starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
His other features include “Singles,” starring Bridget Fonda; “Junior,” starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger; Garry Marshall’s “The Other Sister,” starring Diane Keaton and Juliette
Lewis; James L. Brooks’ “I’ll Do Anything”; and “Snow Dogs,” starring Cuba Gooding,
Jr., and James Coburn.
In his spare time, Lineweaver is helping to develop the production design
curriculum for the L.A. Film School, working directly with students. This new school

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run by film professionals offers an intensive 10-month program in which students are
involved in every aspect of making a movie, from the initial script to the final cut.

MARK LIVOLSI (Editor) was Associate Editor on Cameron Crowe’s “Almost


Famous” and was instrumental in the DVD launch of the Director’s Cut. He reteamed
with Crowe on “Vanilla Sky,” sharing credit with Joe Hutshing, which helped launch
Livolsi’s career as an editor. He edited the well-received independent feature “Pieces of
April” which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and “Max and Grace.”
Livolsi edited the independent feature “Spin Bottle,” which ran on Showtime.
He began his career as an apprentice sound editor on “Heartburn,” starring Meryl
Streep and Jack Nicholson. Livolsi was assistant editor on “Wall Street,” “Crimes And
Misdemeanors,” “The River Wild,” “French Kiss,” “Deconstructing Harry” and “Meet
Joe Black.”

MARILYN VANCE (Costume Designer) was nominated for an Academy Award


for “The Untouchables” and was nominated by the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA) for her work on “Pretty Woman.”
She reunites for the sixth time with producer Charles Gordon on THE GIRL
NEXT DOOR. Their previous collaborations were “48 HRS.,” “Die Hard” and “Die
Hard 2: Die Harder,” “The Rocketeer” and “Trojan War.”
Vance designed the costumes for “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Romancing
the Stone,” “Weird Science,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s
Day Off,” “Some Kind Of Wonderful” and “G.I. Jane.” Her other feature film credits as
costume designer include “Brewster’s Millions,” “Throw Mama From the Train,”
“Action Jackson,” “Road House,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Used People,” “Sommersby,”
“Judgment Night,” “The Getaway” and “Jade.”
Vance is an accomplished Producer and Director. She produced “The Legend of
Gator Face” and “Digging to China,” and directed the documentary “Erotic Confessions:
Volume 2.”

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PAUL HASLINGER (Music), equally adept at computer-generated music and
classical elements, provides a unique musical voice in the world of feature films.
Classically trained in Salzburg and Vienna, he eschewed his classical roots to become a
member of the pioneering electronic band Tangerine Dream, leaving his distinctive
fingerprint on four highly successful albums and several films, including “Miracle Mile,”
“Near Dark” and “Shy People.” Upon venturing out on his own, Haslinger had three
critically acclaimed solo albums and scored two ground breaking animated science-
fiction films, “Planetary Traveler” and “Infinity’s Child.”
Haslinger honed his film scoring skills for several years as the programmer for
composer Graeme Revell, providing the musical textures and atmospheres for such
movies as “Blow,” “The Negotiator,” “The Siege,” “Pitch Black” and “Lara Croft: Tomb
Raider.”
In 2000, Haslinger received his first solo credit as a film composer in the HBO
movie “Cheaters” for director John Stockwell. Subsequently, Haslinger worked on
Stockwell’s “Crazy/Beautiful” and “Blue Crush.”
Haslinger added his distinctive musical touch to the score to the movie “Picture
Claire” and to several cues to Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report,” starring Tom Cruise.
He composed the score for the recent hit “Underworld” and a song, “Girls and Posse
Surf,” for “The Italian Job” soundtrack.

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