I have been involved in production since 6th grade. School & town plays, talent shows, etc. as a performer, tech and assistant to producers. Graduated Glassboro State College with a degree in Film/TV/Radio. Moved to NYC right out of school. Worked for 10 years on broadcast TV and feature films as a PA, AD, Loc. Scout. Now, I am the producer for JOSUBU Productions with network, cable and corporate clients.
Name: Richard Spector
Lives in: Nutley, New Jersey
Company: JOSUBU Productions
Unique traits: • Producer/Production Manager experience • 8 years Executive Administrative Office Management & Event Coordination experience • DGA Qualified 2nd AD • 10 years on-set feature film & broadcast television production experience (P.A., A.D., Location Scout) • Extensive writing, communication and organizational skills • Heavy background in theater arts – producing, acting, puppetry, crew, tech, house • Self-motivated, fast learning, positive attitude, creative quick thinker, team leader & player, problem solver, good at prioritizing, extremely enthusiastic, multi-task oriented • Always prepared for sudden changes and possessing the ability to readily adjust and compensate • Comfortable working with large groups of people as well as individuals
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
TV Movie by Michael Stevens (Music) Actor
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Film by Beeban Kidron (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. Noxeema sees herself as the next Dorothy Dandridge, who bucked the trend of most black American movie actresses of her time by never playing the slave house maid. Vida's style reflects her past of growing up in upper class suburban Pennsylvania. One of their fellow New York contestants, Chi-Chi Rodriguez, is a straight-talking but naive and inexperienced drag queen. Seeing that Chi-Chi needs some drag queen confidence (despite her bravada), Vida and a reluctant Noxeema decide to cash in their plane tickets and buy an older model Cadillac convertible and drive to Hollywood with Chi-Chi. Their drive takes them through much of the country where alternate lifestyles are less tolerated than they may be in New York or Los Angeles. The three have an extended stay in small... Written by Huggo
Film by Robert Allan Ackerman (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons might have died in an accident. Written by Susan Southall <email@example.com>
Television (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director LeVar Burton introduces an appropriate subject for each episode to go with the featured children's book that is read in its entirety. This is followed by suggestions of other books for further reading. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Hal Hartley (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When high school dropout Maria Coughlin announces her pregnancy to her parents, her father drops dead on the floor. Her mother kicks her out of the house and her boyfriend dumps her, so Maria is left alone and homeless. This is when she meets Matthew Slaughter. Matthew is an educated high school graduate with a great talent for fixing electronic devices, but he can't hang on to a job because of his principled attitude towards quality. When Maria accepts Matthew's offer to help her, they begin to form a relationship with each other in which both of them begin to change. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Film by Frank Henenlotter (Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend. Written by Ed Sutton <email@example.com>
Film by Ivan Reitman (Comedy and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew. Can the Ghostbusters quell the negative emotions feeding the otherworldly threat and stop the world from being slimed? Written by David Thiel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See You in the Morning
Film by Alan J. Pakula (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth and the children are still in mourning over their dead husband and father and Larry finds it a bit difficult to penetrate their reservations. Larry himself has to deal with his ex-wife and his love for his own two kids. Slowly both Beth and the children realise that they have to go on with their lives and that they have been giving a second chance. Written by <email@example.com>
Film by Robert Wise (Action and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to push each other out of the arena, while not allowed to actually touch each other. When drugdealers move into the neighbourhood and kill T's best friend he embarks on a mission to eradicate the drug-presence in the neigbourhood. His friends are reluctant to help though, knowing what happened to T's friend when he crossed them. Written by Joop Carels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lean on Me
Film by John G. Avildsen (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually his successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts. Based on a true story. Written by Keith Loh <email@example.com>
Spike of Bensonhurst
Film by Paul Morrissey (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob, and then goes to a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican part of Brooklyn. Written by Philip Brubaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television by Jay Presson Allen (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A short-lived Americian TV series about the lives and work experiences of the staff of a mental hospital lead by its unconventional director psychiatrist Sam Garrison.
Film by Jim Abrahams (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory. Written by Col Needham <email@example.com>
Film by Catlin Adams (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ask them to keep a bag for some days. When the girls discover that inside the bag there are $ 900,000 they decide to take a loan, and then another and another ... Written by Michel Rudoy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Television by Jay Tarses (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.
CBS Schoolbreak Special
Television (Drama, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.
Film by Brian De Palma (Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are goons for the Newark mob boss Castelo. They are sent to the race track to place a bet on a horse but screw it up by betting on the wrong horse. Now they owe $250,000 but they separately get an offer to work it off; by killing the other one. Together they go off to Atlantic City where Harry's mobster uncle Mike may be able to bail them out. Written by Mattias Thuresson
Film by George A. Romero (Comedy and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
The Great Space Coaster
Television (Animation, Comedy and Family) Miscellaneous Crew A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends who leave Earth each day in their 'Space Coaster'. Each episode featured several musical numbers (usually dealing with the various issues and problems kids face every day), plus news reports from Gary Gnu and book reviews from Speed Reader. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)