STAR WARS: EPISODE III
REVENGE OF THE SITH
RICK McCALLUM (Producer) began his career as a producer, working with
one of Britain's most esteemed screenwriters, the late Dennis Potter, on the
screen adaptation of Pennies From Heaven, starring Steve Martin and Bernadette
Peters. McCallum then went on to produce DreamChild and Blackeyes for Mr.
Potter. DreamChild won three BAFTA awards and an Evening Standard Award for Best
Actress (Coral Browne).
McCallum was also the executive producer of the acclaimed six-part BBC series
The Singing Detective. He established a close working relationship with director
Nicolas Roeg and produced Roeg's Castaway and Track 29. For writer/director
David Hare, McCallum produced Heading Home, starring Gary Oldman and Joely
Richardson, as well as Hare's Strapless, starring Blair Brown, Bruno Ganz and
Bridget Fonda. He produced Neil Simon's I Ought To Be In Pictures starring
Walter Matthau, and Link starring Terence Stamp and Elisabeth Shue.
For television, McCallum produced the HBO film On Tidy Endings, written by
Harvey Fierstein and starring Fierstein and Stockard Channing. The production
received four CableAce Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best
Screenplay. He produced The Rolling Stones' music video Undercover, which won
the MTV Award for Best Video of the Decade.
Since 1990, McCallum has worked exclusively with writer/director George
Lucas. The two collaborated on the feature film Radioland Murders and the
critically acclaimed television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. This
series, filmed over a period of four years in 30 countries, received 32 Emmy
nominations and won 12 Emmy Awards. It also won the 1993 Banff Award for Best
Continuing Series and received a 1993 Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic
Series. Series directors included Bille August, Mike Newell, Nicolas Roeg, Carl
Schultz, Simon Wincer, David Hare, Deepa Mehta, Rene Manzor, Michael Schultz,
Gavin Miller and Terry Jones.
In addition to Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, McCallum has also
produced the highly successful Star Wars Special Edition and the first two Star
Wars prequels, Episode I The Phantom Menace and Episode II Attack of the Clones.
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