was born in Montreal, Quebec. He went to Concordia University Film School where his student film Harry's Story, won the Best Fiction Film Award at the Canadian Student Film Festival, then played at the Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight, then at the Montreal World Film Festival.
He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-80's and became a term writer, then story editor on NBC's Cheers. He staffed on several sitcoms, including My Two Dads and Golden Girls before becoming supervising producer of the ABC series Roseanne. He received several awards for Roseanne, including a Golden Globe Award, a Peabody Award, and a Humanitas nomination. After that, he ran, as executive producer, the Fox series Roc, a live sitcom starring Charles Dutton. He then ran, as executive producer, ABC's Grace Under Fire for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination.
The Mating Habits Of The Earthbound Human is his feature film
debut as both screenwriter and director.
moved from a cool-sounding, but ultimately doomed job at New York's RCA SelectaVision Videodiscs, to Los Angeles in 1984 to became Senior Vice-president of Feature Film Acquisitions at Columbia TriStar Home Video. Since 1987 he developed and operated an arm of the company's acquisition program, specializing in high-quality low-budget film development and financing. Among the films he selected and supervised for that program are Patrick Sheane Duncan's 84 Charlie Mopic, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies and videotape, The Waterdance (written and co-directed by Neal Jimenez), Carl Franklin's One False Move (written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson), John Sayles' films City of Hope and Passion Fish, Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging, Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead, and John Turturro's Mac, among many others.
Since leaving Columbia/TriStar in 1993, Estes has produced, or executive produced, 1995 Sundance Film Festival selection Coldblooded, six science-fiction movies for Showtime Networks (Amanda and The Alien, Out There, Dead Weekend, Yesterday's Target, Menno's Mind, and When Time Expires); In The Kingdom of The Blind The Man With One Eye Is King; Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner's A Weekend In The Country (a romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore, Rita Rudner, and Richard Lewis), Andrew Shea's Santa Fe, written by Mark Medoff and Shea, starring Gary Cole, Lolita Davidovich, Sheila Kelley, Jere Burns, Pamela Reed, and Tina Majorino.
After joining forces with Seattle's ShadowCatcher Entertainment in 1996, he produced (along with Scott Rosenfelt) Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre. The film was released in 1998 by Miramax Films and premiered in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Filmmakers Trophy and the Audience Award in the Dramatic Competition.
Currently he is serving as executive producer of director Michael Miner's film of The Book Of Stars (starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Jena Malone, Delroy Lindo, Karl Geary, and D.B. Sweeney) and Lisanne Skyler's film of Getting To Know You, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Heather Matarazzo, Chris Noth, and Leo Burmester, which will premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
has line-produced the independent films Asylum and Suspect Device. He recently served as the unit production manager on the soon-to-be-released Paramount Pictures/MTV Films production of Election, directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. He was also the unit production manager on independent films such as Liar's Poker, The Treat, and When Time Expires (for Larry Estes).
graduated with honors at the University of South Carolina before working as an assistant and associate producer for writer/director Brian DePalma. This past year he served as co-executive producer on Bill Condon's acclaimed Gods And Monsters, and directed his screenplay of Kiss Of A Stranger, starring Mariel Hemingway and Dyan Cannon.
He has also directed the feature films Guilty As Charged (starring Heather Graham and Rod Steiger), Acting On Impulse (starring Linda Fiorentino and C. Thomas Howell), the science-fiction westerns Oblivion and Oblivion 2, Magic Island, and Out There (starring Bill Campbell, Wendy Schaal, and Julie Brown).
shot False River on location in Georgia last year before beginning work on The Mating Habits of The Earthbound Human. Prior to that, he served as Director of Photography on My Brother's War, directed by James Brolin, which was named Best Picture at last year's Hollywood Film Festival. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Operating Cameramen.
went to film school in Athens, Georgia with producer Larry Estes, and upon moving to Los Angeles, worked at the AFI, before serving as Jonathan Demme's assistant on Melvin And Howard. He assisted legendary film editor Bud Molin on numerous films directed by Carl Reiner, including Summer Rental starring John Candy, Summer School starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley, and Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. In 1993, Myers and Molin co-edited Reiner's spoof Fatal Instinct, starring Armand Assante and Sean Young. He also assisted on Martin Ritt's Murphy's Romance, Mark Rydell's The River (starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek), and the Alex Cox favorite Repo Man.
His solo editing efforts include 976-EVIL for director Robert Englund, Tommy Chong's Far Out Man, Menno's Mind and Out There for Showtime, and the upcoming Cadillac, among many others.
holds a Master of Fine Arts from the AFI in Los Angeles. Her credits include Triple Threats, starring Margaret Cho, Dentist II, starring Corbin Bersen, Error In Judgement, starring Joe Mantegna, Road Ends, starring Dennis Hopper and Mariel Hemingway, and Showtime's Invisible Mom.
has designed costumes for music videos, commercials, and plays, and more than 23 feature films to date, including Star Maps, Carnosaur, Within The Rock, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, and the upcoming Waves.
recently completed the feature film A Texas Funeral, starring Martin Sheen, Robert Patrick, Joanne Whalley, and Olivia D'Abo. Her previous credits include Antonio Banderas' upcoming Crazy In Alabama, Another Day In Paradise, Matthew Bright's Freeway, How To Make The Cruelest Month, and for HBO, Breast Men, The Second Civil War, and Indictment: The McMartin Trial.