(Director) is a key figure in the history of the modern thriller,
but has also worked in a wide range of other genres. That diversity
is reflected in his activities over the past two years: After
producing and directing the pilot and first-season episodes of
the hit television series "Dawson's Creek," Miner directed
the successful thriller Halloween: H20. He also recently
directed the pilot of Kevin Williamson's new ABC series "Wasteland,"
debuting this fall, and is currently directing Texas Rangers,
a period western starring James Van Der Beek and Dylan McDermott.
Miner began his career as an independent film director, and helped
launch one of the most popular movie franchises, the Friday
the 13th series (He went on to direct the second and third
chapters in the series, the latter in 3-D). In addition, Miner
also directed House, which was New World Pictures' top-grossing
film of all time.
Miner went on to direct major non-thriller films such as Forever
Young, a romantic fantasy starring Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee
Curtis; My Father the Hero, a comedy with French star Gerard
Depardieu; and the family film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.
At the same time, Miner carved out a prestigious career as a director
of television pilots, beginning with the acclaimed series "The
Wonder Years," which earned three Emmy nominations and a
DGA Award for Best Comedy Direction for Miner.
Miner also directed key episodes of "Chicago Hope" and
"The Practice," which marked the beginning of his professional
relationship with the series' creator/executive producer (and
LAKE PLACID writer/producer), David E. Kelley.
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