"My Super Ex-Girl Friend" Movie
IVAN REITMAN has created many of American cinema's most seminal feature film comedies. His directing credits include Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis; Meatballs and Stripes, which starred Bill Murray, Dave, which starred Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, and Junior which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson.
Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House, starring John Belushi and the family features Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd.
Reitman also produced the HBO telefilm The Late Shift, based on Bill Carter's non-fiction book about the late-night television wars which received seven Emmy nominations. Other producing credits include Commandments, Private Parts, and the animation/ live action film Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters.
Reitman’s other directing credits include Six Days, Seven Nights, Twins, Kindergarten Cop and Legal Eagles. Reitman also produced the Broadway hit The Magic Show starring Doug Henning and the Off-Broadway hit The National Lampoon Show. Reitman earned a Tony nomination for directing the Broadway musical Merlin.
Reitman currently heads The Montecito Picture Company, a film and television production company, with partner Tom Pollock. His television credits include the Emmy-nominated children's show The Real Ghostbusters and the Saturday morning animated series Beethoven for CBS. He is working on a new animated children's show Mummies.
GAVIN POLONE (Producer) began his career as an assistant at International Creative Management in 1985 and was promoted to agent shortly thereafter. He left ICM in 1989 to join Bauer/Benedek, a leading boutique agency. Bauer/Benedek evolved into United Talent Agency, where Polone was made partner at age 29. While at UTA, Polone served as head of the television department.
Polone abandoned his career as an agent in 1996 when he partnered with Judy Hofflund to form Hofflund/Polone, a talent management and production company. Through Hofflund/Polone, he is an executive producer on the Emmy nominated HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Gilmore Girls on The WB. In the summer of 2001, Polone formed the production company Pariah. The 2005-2006 season brought the series Emily’s Reasons Why Not for ABC, Thief for FX and The Showbiz Show with David Spade for Comedy Central.
Polone produced the films When Trumpets Fade for HBO, Drop Dead Gorgeous for New Line, Stir of Echoes for Artisan, Panic Room and Secret Window for Columbia Pictures, the independent feature Seeing Other People, and Little Manhattan for Regency and 20th Century Fox. Population 436 is in post-production.
ARNON MILCHAN (Producer) is widely renowned as one of the most prolific and successful independent film producers of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his credit. Born in Israel, Milchan was educated at the University of Geneva. His first business venture was transforming his father’s modest business into one of his country’s largest agro-chemical companies. This early achievement was a harbinger of Milchan’s now-legendary reputation in the international marketplace as a keen businessman.
Soon, Milchan began to underwrite projects in areas that had always held a special interest for him film, television and theater. Early projects include Roman Polanski’s theater production of Amadeus, Dizengoff 99, La Menace, The Medusa Touch and the mini-series Masada. By the end of the 1980s, Milchan had produced such films as Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, Sergio Leone’s Once Upon at Time in America and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.
After the huge successes of Pretty Woman and The War of the Roses, Milchan founded New Regency Productions and went on to produce a string of successful films including J.F.K, Sommersby, A Time to Kill, Free Willy, The Client, Tin Cup, Under Siege, L.A. Confidential, The Devil’s Advocate, The Negotiator, City of Angels, Entrapment, Fight Club, Big Momma’s House, Don’t Say a Word, Daredevil, Man on Fire, Guess Who, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Big Momma’s House 2.
Upcoming projects include: The Fountain, a sci-fi fantasy starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Wiesz, directed by Darren Aronofsky; Deck the Halls, a holiday-themed comedy starring Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Davis and Kristin Chenoweth; Firehouse Dog, a family comedy starring Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp and Bree Turner, directed by Todd Holland; Jumper, a sci-fi action-adventure starring Thomas Sturridge, Jamie Bell, Teresa Palmer, directed by Doug Liman; and Dallas, based on the television phenomenon starring John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez and Luke Wilson, directed by Gurinder Chada.
Along the way, Milchan brought on board two powerful investors and partners who share his vision: Nine Network and Twentieth Century Fox. Fox distributes Regency movies in all media worldwide (excluding an output arrangement Regency has in Germany), including on U.S. pay television, and international pay and free television.
Milchan also successfully diversified his company’s activities within the sphere of entertainment, most specifically in the realm of television through Regency Television (Malcolm in the Middle, The Bernie Mac Show, Living with Fran, Thief and Windfalls). Regency recently acquired a stake in Channel 10, BabyFirstTV, and an Israeli TV network. In addition, Regency holds television rights to Sony Ericsson Women’s Tennis Association events.
DON PAYNE (Screenwriter) is a writer/Co-Executive Producer on the hit animated television series The Simpsons. He has won three Emmys for his work on The Simpsons and also received the Writers Guild of America’s prestigious Paul Selvin Award for his acclaimed episode "Fraudcast News".
He is a graduate of UCLA’s film school, where he earned a B.A. in film and television and an M.F.A. in screenwriting.
MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND, which he wrote as an original spec screenplay, is his first produced feature. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Julie and his sons Nathaniel (7) and Joshua (4).
BILL CARRARO (Executive Producer) was nominated for an Emmy Award as producer of the critically acclaimed HBO historical feature The Tuskegee Airmen starring Laurence Fishburne and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Prior to that, Mr. Carraro worked for many years as an executive and served as President of Aaron Russo Films, where he oversaw the production of Off and Running, Missing Pieces, and Rude Awakenings. Bill has also served as a Producer and Executive Producer on several films including American History X, Frequency, Stay, and most recently, The Sentinel starring Michael Douglas. Bill is originally from New York and currently resides upstate with his wife and two children.
DON BURGESS, ASC (Director of Photography), one of the industry’s top cinematographers, was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump. Burgess also collaborated with Zemeckis on Contact, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, and the acclaimed animated hit Polar Express.
Burgess was nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers Award for both Forrest Gump and the television movie The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson.
Burgess’ extensive credits also include Eight Below, Christmas with the Kranks, 13 Going on 30, Radio, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spider Man, The Evening Star, Forget Paris, Richie Rich, and No Money.
He was second unit director of photography on Death Becomes Her, Batman Returns, Noises Off, Backdraft, Nothing but Trouble, The Rookie, and both the second and third episodes of the Zemeckis Back to the Future films.
JANE MUSKY (Production Designer) designed Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Julia Stiles, directed by Mike Newell. She also designed Wayne Wang’s box office hit Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes, City by the Sea starring Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand, and director Gus Van Sant’s Finding Forrester starring Sean Connery.
Musky’s other credits include Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally, Ghost, Boomerang, The Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple and Raising Arizona, Paul Schrader’s Patty Hearst, Glengarry Glen Ross, Two Bits, City Hall, The Devil’s Own, Young Guns, Illegally Yours, At First Sight, and the Object of my Affection.
Musky’s television credits include George C. Wolfe’s Fires in the Mirror for American Playhouse, NBC’s LBJ: The Early Years, and PBS’ The Little Sister and Under the Biltmore Clock.
SHELDON KAHN, A.C.E. (Editor) won the British Academy Award and an Academy Award nomination for co-editing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and earned another Oscar nomination for co-editing Out of Africa. He was associate producer of Ivan Reitman’s Legal Eagles, Ghostbusters II, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Junior, Beethoven’s 2nd and Six Days Seven Nights. He was also co-producer of Casual Sex.
Kahn’s many feature credits as editor also include Father’s Day, Dave, The Electric Horseman, Absence of Malice, Private Benjamin, Same Time Next Year and La Bamba.
WENDY GREENE BRICMONT, A.C.E (Editor) previously collaborated with director Ivan Reitman on Evolution; Six Days, Seven Nights; Father’s Day; Junior; and Kindergarten Cop. Her other credits as editor include Mean Girls, Herbie Fully Loaded, The Sweetest Thing, Light It Up, My Girl, and Annie Hall.
LAURA JEAN SHANNON’s (Costume Designer) credits include Zathura: A Space Adventure, Blade: Trinity, Elf, Woody Allen’s Anything Else, Jon Favreau’s Made, and Requiem for a Dream.
TEDDY CASTELLUCCI (Music) scored the motion pictures Just My Luck, The Longest Yard, Rebound, 50 First Dates, Mr. Deeds, Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights, Big Daddy, The Animal, The Guest, Good Advice, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Repli-Kate, Little Nicky and The Wedding Singer. As a studio musician, his long list of recording and performing credits include such diverse artists as Michael Jackson, Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs, Smokey Robinson, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. He will next compose Click starring Adam Sandler.
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"My Super Ex-Girl Friend"
Open July 21, 2006
"My Super Ex-Girl Friend"