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Craig J. Nevius
Craig J. Nevius is a Chicago-born playwright who attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His plays include Where the Heart Is, The Men's Room, and Class Dismissed, which he wrote and directed while still in high school. Mr. Nevius is also a producer, screenwriter, and reality show director. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Farrah's Story - the two hour "video diary" which chronicled the late Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer and her fight to protect her privacy. Produced by his company, Windmill Entertainment, the innovative film was made from Ms. Fawcett’s home movies and was watched by nearly ten million viewers, giving NBC its highest rating on a Friday night since the Summer Olympics. Previously, Mr. Nevius created and produced the celeb-reality series Chasing Farrah (also starring Farrah Fawcett) and the music-reality special William Shatner in Concert - both for the TV Land network. The latter project starred the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor and icon with special appearances by Leonard Nimoy and Candice Bergen as well as musical performances by Brad Paisley and Ben Folds. Mr. Nevius’ other reality titles include the pop culture documentary series Living in TV Land. Prior to producing and directing unscripted programs, Mr. Nevius served as showrunner for the Syfy Channel’s sexy superheroine series Black Scorpion (starring Michelle Lintel and Adam West) which he also created. Other television work includes writing two seasons of Showtime’s anthology series Roger Corman Presents and serving as a story editor on Gale Anne Hurd’s syndicated series Adventure Inc. Additionally, Mr. Nevius wrote and produced 10 films ranging from theatrical releases like the romantic-comedy Happy Together (starring Patrick Dempsey, Helen Slater and Brad Pitt) to the Disney Channel’s Stepmonster (starring Alan Thicke) to Showtime’s Scene of the Crime (starring Emmy winner Ben Gazarra). Mr. Nevius is also known for adapting Marvel Comic’s original big screen version of The Fantastic Four. Mr. Nevius currently lives and works in Hollywood.
Samuel French Titles by Craig J. Nevius
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