Emmy-nominated producer Cyrus Yavneh got his start in production in 1977 when he landed the job of assistant director on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin-off "Lou Grant. " The next year he was the first assistant to the director and unit production manager on "Jennifer," a horror movie centered on a disturbed young telepath who can control snakes with her mind. Yavneh went on to serve as production manager on a number of projects over the years, but by the '80s he had begun moving into producing, starting with "These Here Are My Feet," a documentary he wrote, directed, and produced. Balancing his work as a up-and-coming producer and an established production manager, Yavneh rolled through the '80s and '90s with a string of made-for-TV movies. In 1996, he produced the science fiction thriller "The Arrival," a sizeable Hollywood production that starred Charlie Sheen. In 2001, he joined the production team of the ticking clock terrorism drama "24." He worked on the show for two years, and earned an Emmy nomination and a PGA Award for his efforts. In 2004, he left the show to work on the family drama "Jack & Bobby," which proved to be short-lived. The following year, he took to a new TV drama, the science fiction themed "Supernatural." He left the show after three years, and returned to film production with the crime drama "Salvador's Deli."