GHOSTS OF MARS
SANDY KING (producer) first entered film production in the field of animation but garnered the extensive tools necessary for success as a producer through one of the least acknowledged but most effective training avenues of filmmaking: script supervision. Being witness to the thought processes of directors, training cinematographers and actors has provided her with an encyclopedic knowledge of the process of "making films efficiently while giving the filmmaker full opportunity to achieve his
John Cassavettes gave her the first script assignment on his cult classic
"The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and she went on to "study"
under such acclaimed directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Hill, Michael
Mann and John Hughes. Impressed by her extensive training in most of the
cinematic arts, many of these directors expanded her role into the areas of
associate producer and second unit director.
In 1984, she went to work for John Carpenter on "Starman" and then
later on "Big Trouble In Little China." He then arranged for her to
produce his films "They Live," "In the Month of Madness,"
"Village of the Damned" and most recently, "Vampires." She
also produced the Showtime anthology series "John Carpenter Presents Body
A native of Los Angeles, King earned degrees from UCLA in theatre arts and
English. While attending school, she earned her living by painting platform
shoes for such megastars as David Bowie and Elton John.
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