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CREATIVE PERSONNEL

LINDA BROOKOVER, Writer/Producer, has, in addition to co-scripting the Showtime production of Time at the Top, been the Production Executive for Pendragon on Beat. She has also contributed essays on film noir for three books: The Noir Style and Film Noir Readers One and Two.

She has been a focus group moderator for various research firms and an educational consultant and designer for companies that develop and manufactures electronic toys and learning aids for Disney, Tomy, and other major distributors. She has helped design and develop several items including two mini-computers and an electronic storybook series. She has also the coordinating editor of an the internet publication oneWorld, an electronic magazine with a global adventure theme (oneWorld can be seen at http://www.oneworldmagazine.org), for which she has created interview/articles on subjects ranging from Indian activist and actor Russell Means to Australian "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin.

In 2001, she produced the short film A Fish in the Desert, based on her story. She is Executive Producer of White Nights and Nightcomer. She has been involved in educational, bilingual and multi-cultural programs since 1975 as a teacher, curriculum developer, literacy coach and adult education specialist in Texas, New Mexico and California. She began her interest in cultural studies as a student of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. During this period she spent a year in Mexico studying ancient and living Meso-American Culture, with a focus on the indigenous people of Chiapas.

In addition to oneWorld, she has published several essays and articles on education, marketing, and film.









ALAIN SILVER, Writer/Producer/Director, is a graduate of UCLA with degrees in film studies and a member of the Writers Guild of America (and its Independent Writers Caucus), Directors Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild. IMDB Page.

He qualified to join the WGAw after co-writing Time at the Top, a family feature for Showtime Networks starring Timothy Busfield and Elisha Cuthbert. He shares story credit on both Ghost Phone and Crashing and adapted Dostoevsky’s White Nights, which he also directed. Most recently he was hired to co-script The Kid is Here, a feature project about a fictional biography of baseball legend Ted Williams.

Other screenplays include the period mystery/drama HOllywood 1-5-7-7; the Hitchcockian thrillers Cold Sweat and Untitled Dramatic Project; the neo-noir dramas Crimson Lake, Burning Down the House and Sweet Dreams; the period adventure Storm and Dust; the genre pieces The Amulet (based an H.P. Lovecraft story) and Night of Wrath, Night & Day, and Still of the Night, which reimagine the vampire myth. He has also directed 2nd unit on various of the features which he produced. He is presently completing Nightcomer, a prequel to his vampire trilogy, starring Mackenzie Rosman, Eric Gorlow and Timothy Busfield from his original script. He has also directed the short films Fish in the Desert and Texas Vampire Massacre as well as 2nd Unit on numerous features and short projects from Kiss Daddy Goodbye to The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park.

He began working in the industry as an assistant director on the features Every Which Way But Loose, The Manitou, and The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training and on numerous television series and movies-of-the-week such as Laverne And Shirley, Angie, Mork and Mindy, and Police Woman. In 1981, he started working as a Production Manager and Associate Producer on independent projects including the features Prince Jack (Castle Hill) and Spaceship (Vestron), and the comedy series Likely Stories for HBO-Cinemax. In 1984, he was Executive in Charge of Production on The Ratings Game, a feature directed by Danny DeVito, starring Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman for Showtime/TMC. Since 1987, he has been Executive or Supervising Producer on a numerous motion pictures: The Kings of Appletown for director Bobby Moresco, as well as 10th & Wolf directed by Bobby Moresco and starring James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi, Brad Renfro, Dennis Hopper, Brian Dennehy, and Val Kilmer; The Quickie directed by Sergei Bodrov and starring Vladimir mashkov, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lesley Ann Warren, Henry Thomas, and Dean Stockwell; Time at the Top, which he also co-wrote, a family feature for Showtime Networks starring Timothy Busfield and Elisha Cuthbert; Ballad of a Gunfighter starring Robert, Carradine, Martin Sheen and Clu Gulager; Men Seeking Women starring Grant Shaud and Will Ferrell; Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, starring Adrienne Shelly, Sean Young, and Diane Ladd and a participant in the Seattle, Toronto, San Sebastian, Taomina, Chicago, Scandinavian, Palm Springs, Deauville, and London Film Festivals; The Soft Kill; Runaway Dreams; Street War; Mondo Vacation; and Mortuary Academy, starring Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov.

He has produced fourteen independent features, the most recent being Radio Mary directed by Gary Walkow, Changing the Game directed by Rel Dowdell, and Ghost Phone [formerly Callers] with Jeffrey Jackson. His previous features with Gary Walkow are Crashing--based on a story that he created with writer/director Gary Walkow--which stars Campbell Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Izabella Miko, and Alex Kingston and is currently in post-production. Previous features include The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park [formerly Bloodhead] directed by Christopher Coppola and starring Lynda Carter, Frank Gorshin, and Shirley Jones;Love Machine 4.0 directed by Gary Walkow and starring Henry Czerny; Beat (director, Gary Walkow) starring Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Norman Reedus, and Ron Livingston which has screened at the 2000 Sundance, USA/Dallas, and Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals; Bel Air (director Christopher Coppola) starring Barbara Bain, Marc Coppola and Jennifer Rubin which premiered at Cinequest 2000; Palmer’s Pick-up (Christopher Coppola, 1999) starring Robert Carradine, Richard Hillman, Rosanna Arquette, Alice Ghostley, Grace Jones, Piper Laurie, Garrett Morris, Soupy Sales, and Talia Shire for Winchester Films, a participant in the 1999 Berlin, Cinequest, Troia, Stockholm and Buenos Aires Film Festivals; Cyborg2: Glass Shadow (Michael Schroeder, 1993) starring Angelina Jolie, Elias Koteas, and Jack Palance, distributed by Trimark; Night Visitor (Rupert Hitzig, 1990), starring Elliott Gould, Allen Garfiled, and Michael J. Pollard distributed by MGM/UA; Prime Suspect (Bruce Kimmel, 1989), starring Susan Strasberg, distributed by Sony Pictures/SVS; and Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1982), which he also co-scripted. 

He has also produced Weekday Heroes, an award-winning documentary; music videos for RCA, EMI and MCA Records; MTV spots for Warner Bros. Records; and segments of the reality series America’s Most Wanted and I, Survived. He has lectured on production and moderated panels for the Directors Guild of America, the Independent Feature Project, and UCLA Extension, most recently serving a keynoter for the DGA Directors Weekend on Digital Moviemaking.  He was interviewed on the subject of low-budget filmmaking in the book Micro-Budget Hollywood.  He has done breakdowns and budgets at all levels for well over a hundred feature films and MOWs for such clients as Warner Bros., Columbia, Guber/Peters, Hemdale, Island Pictures, Kings Road, Handmade Films, and numerous other independent producers.  Features for which he drafted budgets prior to those projects getting a go-ahead include include such diverse titles as The Big Easy, Checking Out, The Specialist, Disorderlies, Best Seller, Night and the City, Spike Lee’s School Daze, and My Big Fat Grek Wedding. He reviewed and prepared completion estimates on “interrupted” productions such as The Two Jakes, The Return of Billy Jack, and Exorcist III.

In addition to his work in production, he has written and edited over twenty books including L.A. Noir; Film Noir (for Taschen); The Noir Style; Film Noir Readers 1, 2. 3and 4; The Film Director's Team; Film Budgeting; The Vampire Film; Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles; The Samurai Film; Horror Film Reader; Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference; David Lean and his Films; What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich; More Things than Are Dreamt Of; and Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring.  Forthcoming are Gangster Film Reader, and monographs on Steve McQueen, Katharine Hepburn and Frank Sinatra for the Taschen Icon series.  He has also written many reviews and articles for the Los Angeles Times, DGA Magazine, Movie, Film Comment and the on-line magazines Images Journal, OneWorld, and Senses of Cinema.  He has provided expert on-air and internet commentary on Raymond Chandler/Philip Marlowe, film noir, and vampire films for the BBC, E! Entertainment Television, Channel Four UK, American Movie Classics, Saturday Night at the Movies for TV Ontarios, the Sci-fi Channel; ARD (Germany); the Warner Bros. Gangster and Bette Davis Collection and on DVDs of The Dirty Dozen; Double Indemnity; and Laura. He has also provided audio commentary on a score of DVD releases from Warner Bros. and 20th Century--Fox.  From 1989 to 1993, he was a partner in the Bay Cities record label and produced over forty albums of film scores.  In the past six years, he has produced a score of soundtrack albums for Citadel Records including Sonny, Wind, Pumpkin, The Contender; Judas Kiss; One Man’s Hero; Affliction; Disney’s The Puppet Masters; the Showtime movies Woman Undone; Zooman; and Snow White: A Tale of Terror; and the MOWs Into Thin Air and Baby.