Sally Meyer: Award-Winning Mormon Screenwriter

Sally Meyer: Award-Winning Mormon Screenwriter

On her LinkedIn page, Sally Meyer writes that she is “an award winning screenwriter and producer of short and feature films.” She explains that she learned to write by reading scripts and books on how to write scripts. She adds, “I live for the rush...
Ali Barr: Award-Winning Mormon Director

Ali Barr: Award-Winning Mormon Director

Ali Barr is an award-winning LDS director and producer. According to her introduction on LinkedIn, she got her start in film when her children became actors and they began working on films together. She has received many awards for her films. For example, her film...
Gerald “Jerry” R. Molen

Gerald “Jerry” R. Molen

Gerald “Jerry” R. Molen He began his film career in 1957 in the transportation department of Republic Studios.  He worked as transportation coordinator on such critically acclaimed films as the Academy Award winning Ordinary People.  He worked as unit...
Keith Merrill

Keith Merrill

Kieth Merrill Kieth won the Academy award in 1973 for his documentary feature titled The Great American Cowboy. He was nominated again in 1997 for his documentary short subject Amazon. He is voting member of the Academy and was once offered half a million dollars to...
Ryan Little

Ryan Little

Ryan Little Ryan Little is the award-winning director of films such as “Out of Step” (2002) and “The Last Good War” (1999). Little was born in Canada and attended the prestigious film school at Brigham Young University. During the 1996-1997...
Glen Larson

Glen Larson

Glen Larson He is most famous for creating great television in the 1980s: The Six Million Dollar Man (1973), Battlestar Galactica (1978), B.J. and the Bear (1978), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), Magnum P.I. (1980), The Fall Guy (1981), and Knight Rider...
Gary Kurtz

Gary Kurtz

Gary Kurtz  Gary Kurtz (born July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is a film producer whose list of credits includes American Graffiti, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. He later produced The Dark Crystal and Return to Oz after departing from the Star Wars...
Jared Hess

Jared Hess

Jared Hess He is the writer and director of Napoleon Dynamite.  Even before it’s release Napoleon Dynamite had garnered a huge cult following.  There are dozens of websites devoted to the film.  Also, when a film that only cost $200,000 gets nominated for the...
Eric Hendershot

Eric Hendershot

Eric Hendershot Filmmaker and Writer  Hendershot has resisted the tug to make films warranting an “R” rating, a move which would advance him in Hollywood. Instead, he has concentrated on writing and producing films meant for family consumption. At...
Kevin J. Foxe

Kevin J. Foxe

Kevin J. Foxe Kevin J. Foxe was the executive producer of the $35,000 independent film The Blair Witch Project that made $140 million in 1999. With some detective work from Famous Mormons fans, we received information that Kevin had been baptized. I received the...
Mitch Davis

Mitch Davis

Mitch Davis He was 27 years old with two kids when he started film school, 29 years old with three kids when he left. He was hired out of film school by Walt Disney Productions. Mitch left Disney to take a job as VP of development for a company that had an output deal...
Don Bluth

Don Bluth

Don Bluth Animation Director and Producer Perhaps the biggest name in feature-length animation since Walt Disney. Don Bluth served a mission to Argentina and graduated from BYU. His filmography includes The Rescuers (1977), Pete’s Dragon (1977), The Secret of...
Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

Screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul may not be household names, but their movies are—especially if those homes have kids in them. Their family friendly fare includes “The Lorax,” “Despicable Me,” “The Santa Clause 2,” “Hop” and “Horton Hears a Who!” As members of...

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