Sam Weisman

Sam Weisman (born 1947 in Binghamton, New York) is an American film director. He has directed the films D2: The Mighty Ducks, Bye Bye Love, George of the Jungle, The Out-of-Towners, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Weisman is a 1973 graduate of Brandeis University's MFA program[1] in Acting and Directing. He earned a BA in Music History from Yale University, where he was a member of the second longest running a cappella group in the nation, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus.

His brother is producer David Weisman.

Sam Weisman is married to former Knots Landing actress Constance McCashin, with whom he has two children: Marguerite Weisman, an editorial assistant at Harper Collins and Daniel Weisman,[2] a music manager, who manages Capital Cities and Wale and formerly managed Mike Posner.

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Brandeis Magazine: "1970s" Sam Weisman, M.F.A. '73, is one of the executive producers of the NBC show "The Sing-Off," which pits a cappella groups against each other in a competition. The show has been popular with viewers and critics alike. "Often, these types of shows elude the critical evaluators, but this got a lot of attention," he told The Boston Globe.
  2. ^ New York Times: "Elizabeth Zuckerman and Daniel Weisman: Leaving Neverland" By Vincent M. Mallozzi February 3, 2017

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Throughout the TV show there are various references betraying the fact that the family are from Poland/Russia and that they are Jews. Also, there are various references and actions showing how much the young boys feel as Americans.

The cast was led by Marion Ross; Art Garfunkel performed the theme song, which was titled "Just Over the Brooklyn Bridge."In 1997, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was ranked #46 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

Bye Bye Love (film)

Bye Bye Love is a 1995 American romantic comedy film that deals with the central issue of divorce. It was directed by Sam Weisman and written by Gary David Goldberg and Brad Hall. It stars Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Brenneman, Eliza Dushku, Rob Reiner, Amber Benson, and Lindsay Crouse. Production costs were heavily underwritten by McDonald's product placement.

Goldberg and Hall stated that they included in the script several fictionalized accounts of events that had happened to divorced friends of theirs.

Also acting in the film were Jayne Brook, and Ed Flanders in his last movie role. A not-yet-famous Jack Black has one line ("Reefer?") as a disc jockey at a party.

Co-stars Amber Benson and Eliza Dushku went on to play main roles on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as did Lindsay Crouse.

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A direct-to-video sequel, George of the Jungle 2, was released on DVD in 2003, however only three of the original actors (Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, and Keith Scott) returned for the sequel.

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Upon its release on June 1, 2001, the film was a commercial disappointment as it brought in only $38,464,131 worldwide on a $60,000,000 budget.

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Szadkowski attended Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City and went on to earn an MFA in acting from the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. She has worked in theater in New York City, regionally (directors Robert Woodruff, Sam Weisman, Marcus Stern), and in Warsaw and Moscow.

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