from Funny Face to Eloise
Sam Irvin
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SAM IRVIN Sam Irvin is a veteran director, producer and screenwriter for movies and television. After beginning his career as the assistant to Brian De Palma, Irvin has directed a dozen movies including Guilty as Charged (Rod Steiger, Lauren Hutton, and Heather Graham), Out There (Bill Campbell and Billy Bob Thornton), Elvira’s Haunted Hills (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), and Fat Rose and Squeaky (Louise Fletcher and Cicely Tyson). He wrote and directed Kiss of a Stranger (Mariel Hemingway, Dyan Cannon, and David Carradine). He also directed episodes of Comedy Central’s Strip Mall (Julie Brown and Cindy Williams), as well as several seasons of the premium cable TV series Dante’s Cove (for which he also co-wrote the theme song, “Dying to be with You”). Irvin’s other credits include co-executive producing Bill Condon’s Academy Award- winning motion picture, Gods and Monsters (Sir Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, and Lynn Redgrave), and co-producing Greg Berlanti’s The Broken Heart’s Club  (Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, and Zach Braff). While writing his book, Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise (Simon & Schuster), Irvin served as a historical consultant for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Liza’s at the Palace, and produced the 3-CD compilation, Think Pink! A Kay Thompson Party (Sepia Records). Between projects, Irvin teaches graduate courses on directing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic arts. He resides in Los Angeles. For a more comprehensive bio and complete list of credits, visit Irvin’s entry on Wikipedia. His credits are also listed on the Internet Movie Data Base
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