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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 franchise.

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 Pictures.


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