Al Reinert

Screenwriter, Producer, Documentarian
Reinert began his career as a journalist with the Houston Chronicle in the mid-1970s before moving to freelance work. His articles appeared in several publications, notably Texas Monthly. By the late 70s ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (3)

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

For All Mankind 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

For All Mankind 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Reinert began his career as a journalist with the Houston Chronicle in the mid-1970s before moving to freelance work. His articles appeared in several publications, notably Texas Monthly. By the late 70s, he was working as an apprentice to screenwriter-director Robert Benton and subsequently worked on productions of music videos. In 1990, he produced and directed the documentary, "For All Mankind", about the NASA space program which earned him an Oscar nomination. Five years later, he put that knowledge to work as co-scenarist of Ron Howard's "Apollo 13" (1995), adapted from astronaut Jim Lovell's memoir about the failed 1970 space mission. He and co-scripter William Broyles Jr. earned an Oscar nomination.

Milestones

2001

Contributed to the screenplay for "Final Fantasy"

1995

First fictional film, "Apollo 13"; received co-screenplay credit with William Broyles Jr; shared Oscar nomination

1990

First film, the documentary, "For All Mankind"; earned Oscar nomination

Worked as an apprentice to Robert Benton

Collaborated with James Cameron on a five-hour miniseries about colonizing Mars for Fox; still in development as of 2001

Worked as reporter for the Houston Chronicle in the mid-1970s

Was freelance as journalist (articles appeared in Texas Monthly)

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