BARRY SONNENFELD (director-producer) has presented his unique world view, sense of
humor, and visual style through his work as a director, producer and
cinematographer. He has enjoyed commercial and artistic success with his feature
film directorial efforts, "Men In Black," "Get Shorty,"
"The Addams Family," "Addams Family Values," "For Love
or Money," and "Wild Wild West."
Beginning his professional career shortly after graduating from NYU Graduate
Film School, Sonnenfeld worked with the Coen brothers as their cinematographer
on "Blood Simple," "Raising Arizona," and "Miller's
Crossing." He also shot "Compromising Positions," "Throw
Momma from the Train," "Big," "When Harry Met Sally,"
Sonnenfeld was executive producer of the feature "Out of Sight,"
starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. The film was based on Elmore
Leonard's novel, as was "Get Shorty" and the television series
"Maximum Bob," for which Sonnenfeld served as both executive producer
and director of the pilot episode. He was also executive producer of the series
"Fantasy Island," "Secret Agent Man," and most recently,
"The Tick" starring Patrick Warburton in the title role. Sonnenfeld
directed the pilot of "The Tick," which began its run on Fox in
January, 2001. These television projects were produced under the auspices of
Sonnenfeld/Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, the company which is sometimes
simply referred to as "The Barrys." Sonnenfeld and Josephson also
produced "The Crew," the Summer, 2000 Buena Vista release.
Sonnenfeld was the director of photography on the Academy AwardÂ® nominated
documentary "In Out Water," and received a Best Cinematography Emmy
for the telefilm "Out of Step." In addition to his feature and
television work, he is also a Clio Award-winning commercial director.
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