BLAST FROM THE PAST
HUGH WILSON (director/producer/co-writer)
helmed the 1996 box office hit The First Wives Club, starring
Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler. It was the second
of his films to gross over $100,000,000, having directed the low-budget
Police Academy, which became a smash comedy franchise.
Wilson also directed and wrote Rustler's Rhapsody and directed
and co-wrote Guarding Tess. He just wrapped shooting on
a live-action comedy based on the cartoon Dudley Do-Right,
starring Brendan Fraser.
Hugh Wilson created the television series "WKRP in Cincinnati"
and the Emmy winning "Frank's Place." In 1988, he won
the Emmy for best comedy writing, and he has twice been awarded
the Humanitas Award for television writing. Born and raised in
the Miami, Florida neighborhood of Coral Gables, Wilson graduated
from the University of Florida. He resides in Central Virginia.
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