STEVE MINER - Director Like H20's leading lady Jamie Lee
Curtis, director Steve Miner comes to H20 with a background in
terror. Breaking into features in the 70's as an independent director,
Miner helped launch two of the screens most popular franchises:
FRIDAY THE 13TH, which featured his directing debut in parts II
and Ill in the series (the latter being in 3-D, and the most successful
of the long-running series); and HOUSE, which spawned two sequels.
Miner switched gears by getting into comedy again with SOUL MAN.
This lead to work producing and directing in television, specifically
"The Wonder Years," where he directed the pilot and
all the episodes of the first season (which earned three Emmy
nominations and a DGA Award for Best Comedy Direction for Miner).
He then went on to direct the supernatural thriller WARLOCK and
Disney's teen film WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN. In 1992, he worked
with Jamie Lee Curtis for the first time on FOREVER YOUNG, a romantic
drama also starring Mel Gibson. He followed this success with
MY FATHER THE HERO with Gerard Depardieu.
Miner continued to direct television including the pilot and first
three episodes of "Elvis: Good Rockin' Tonight," where
he first collaborated with H20 cinematographer Daryn Okata, the
pilot of "Against The Grain," "Chicago Hope"
where he first met Adam Arkin, and "The Practice." His
most recent television success has been his work on the pilot
and several key episodes of Kevin Williamson's "Dawson's
Miner has just begun filming his next feature, LAKE PLACID, a
comic action-thriller written by David E. Kelley and starring
Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Oliver Platt.
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