Dan Lerner

Israel-born producer, writer, and director Danny Lerner worked on over 60 films throughout his prolific career, climbing out of B-movie obscurity to eventually work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Beginning his ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (35)

Extant 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

In Plain Sight 1991 - 1998, 2001 - 2004, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Riches 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Huff 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Civil Wars 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Courthouse 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Crisis Center 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Dellaventura 1991 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

High Incident 1991 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1991 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Michael Hayes 1991 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Picket Fences 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Players 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Prey 1991 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Profiler 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Tarzan 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Hit and Run 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

On Trial 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Shame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Just Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Glory 1989 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Five Desperate Hours (TV Show)

Director

Her Hidden Truth (TV Show)

Director

Shades of Blue (Tv Show)

Director

Shame II: The Secret (TV Show)

Director

The Secret She Carried (TV Show)

Director

The Sky's on Fire (TV Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (19)

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Orphans 1987 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Dream Lover 1986 (Movie)

(New York) (Camera Operator)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(Steadicam Operator)

Witness 1985 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

(Steadicam Operator)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Brainstorm 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

(New York) (Camera Operator)

The Chosen 1980 (Movie)

(Steadicam Operator)

Rockers 1979 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The War at Home 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Nasty Habits 1977 (Movie)

camera operator 2nd unit (Camera Operator)
Producer (3)

Lucky 7 2013 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

What About Brian 1991 - 1998, 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Once and Again 1991 - 1998, 2001 - 2004, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Other (3)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

Panaglide operator (Other)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

Panaglide operator (Other)

Biography

Israel-born producer, writer, and director Danny Lerner worked on over 60 films throughout his prolific career, climbing out of B-movie obscurity to eventually work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Beginning his career as a manager of a theater chain, Lerner joined Nu World Productions in 1986, landing a position in distribution. In the late 1990s, he launched his creative career, writing and producing several scarcely seen action thrillers, including "Merchant of Death" and "United States Seals". By 2003, he and business partner Les Weldon founded Tosca Pictures and began to release direct-to-video features, including curiosities like the military action flick "Special Forces" and the low-rent Steven Seagal thriller "Out for a Kill". Throughout the 2000s, Lerner began to step behind the camera to direct. Most of these films were in the "killer shark" genre, including 2005's " Raging Sharks" and 2008's "Shark in Venice". Lerner inched toward legitimacy when he directed the Dolph Lundgren prison escape flick "Direct Contact". By the late 2000s, he started producing glossier Hollywood pictures with big stars, including the John Cusack satire "War, Inc." and, in 2009, "Thick as Thieves" with Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas.

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