Alan Zweibel

Alan Zweibel
As a comedy writer, producer, playwright and even novelist, Alan Zweibel was a prolific comedic voice whose life and career were inexorably linked to the first five seasons of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). One of the original writers hired by producer Lorne Michaels, Zweibel had his hand in creating and writing for some of the show's most famous characters and bits, most notably John...

Amos Poe

An underground filmmaker adept at low budget experimentation, Amos Poe is best known for the music documentary "The Blank Generation" (1975) and for such features as "Subway Riders" (1981) and "Alphabet City" (1984). <p>The Israeli-born director's father was killed during the 1956 Sinai War when Poe was six. After his mother remarried, the family moved to the USA, but friction at home caused...

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Andrzej Bartkowiak
Trained at the Polish Film School in his native Lodz, director of photography Andrzej Bartkowiak immigrated to the USA in 1972 and shortly after began working in commercials. He made his feature debut as cinematographer on "Deadly Hero" (1976) but did not register with the public until his gritty lensing of more than 100 Manhattan locations for "Prince of the City" (1981), his first collaboration...

Colleen Atwood

Colleen Atwood
Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood more than excelled in her field by creating vibrant, eye-catching period costumes and appropriate low-key clothing for more character-driven films. A frequent contributor to the films of Jonathan Demme and Tim Burton, the designer showed a keen ability in constructing sometimes unforgettable but appropriate wardrobes, with a bookcase full of...

George Roundtree

Credits: The Four Tops in Concert BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1949

Harold Becker

Harold Becker
New York City native Harold Becker studied art and photography at the prestigious Pratt Institute and began his career as a designer and stills photographer. He segued to directing TV commercials and short films, including the award-winning "Ivanhoe Donaldson". In 1972, Becker made his feature debut as co-director and co-producer (with Souter Harris) with "The Ragman's Daughter", a superb, if...