WILD WILD WEST
Producer/Director BARRY SONNENFELD
began his career as a cinematographer, forming a collaboration
with the Coen brothers on their first feature film, "Blood
Simple," and continuing with "Raising Arizona"
and "Miller's Crossing." His other credits as a director
of photography in film include "Throw Momma From the Train,"
"Three O'Clock High," "Big," "When Harry
Met Sally..." and "Misery."
Sonnenfeld received an Emmy Award in 1985 for his camera work
on the TV special "Out of Step" and received Clio Awards
for directing the Nike "Dog" spot and a series of commercials
for Isuzu and Reebok.
In 1991, Sonnenfeld made his directing debut with the hit comedy
"The Addams Family." He followed it with "For Love
or Money," the successful sequel "Addams Family Values"
(in which he also played a small role), the critical and popular
triumph "Get Shorty" (which he also executive produced
and appeared in as a doorman) and the blockbuster 1997 summer
hit "Men in Black," which starred Tommy Lee Jones and
Will Smith. Most recently, Sonnenfeld executive produced, along
with Danny DeVito's Jersey Films, "Out of Sight," a
stylish adaptation of the popular Elmore Leonard novel starring
George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.
Sonnenfeld is partnered with Barry Josephson in Sonnenfeld/Josephson
Worldwide Entertainment, a film and television entity. Among the
company's projects are the "Fantasy Island" and "Maximum
Bob" series for ABC.
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