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FRANK MANCUSCO, JR.. has consistently produced films characterized by the intense
care and attention he devotes to a project from inception through release. He
most recently oversaw production of the sequel to the successful science fiction
thriller Species immediately before beginning to work on Ronin.
Mancuso's recent producing credits include such diverse films as writer Chris
Brancato's 1930s gangster piece, Hoodlum, which starred Laurence
Fishburne, Tim Roth and Andy Garcia and the action thriller Fled, which
starred Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin and Salma Hayek.
Mancuso began his career in the early 1980s, taking over the successful Friday
the 13th, Part III and Friday the 13th, Part IV,
and serving as executive producer on the features Friday the 13th,
Parts V-VIII and on the television anthology "Friday the 13th,
The Series". Among his additional credits are such diverse films as Internal
Affairs, He Said, She Said, Permanent Record (in which Keanu
Reeves starred in his first major role), the live action/animated comedy Cool
World, Body Parts and Back to the Beach.
Always interested in the motion picture industry, Mancuso began his tenure in
the business at the tender age of 14 when he worked as a film booker, handling
short subjects for Paramount Pictures in Canada. Learning this business from
several different vantage points, he took on a wide variety of jobs, among them
location assistant on Jim Bridges's box office hit Urban Cowboy and
associate producer on Friday the 13th, Part II.
Mancuso's first project as a full producer was Off the Wall in 1982. He
went on to produce The Man Who Wasn't There and April Fool's Day
at the same time he was overseeing the successful Friday the 13th
Born in Buffalo, New York, Mancuso was educated at Upsala College in New Jersey.
While attending college, he also worked in the corporate division of Paramount
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