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Douglas Curtis Biography
Doug Curtis is a working producer with over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry. Curtis' extensive career in the feature film industry covers a wide variety of films from science fiction to horror to comedy to action pictures. He most recently served as Line Producer on extensive re-shoots on Fifty Shades of Black for IM Global. Prior to that he served as Executive Producer on Relativity Media’s “Shark Night”. He was also Executive Producer on New Line Cinema's "Shoot 'Em Up", "Cellular", "Freddy vs. Jason", "Friday After Next", "All About the Benjamins" and "Next Friday". Curtis was co-producer on Zide-Perry Entertainment's "Repli-Kate", MTV/Paramount Pictures’ "The Wood" and HBO's "Shadow of Doubt". Curtis also worked as a co-producer on Paramount Picture's "Save the Last Dance". As a producer, Curtis' credits include MGM/Rysher Entertainment's "The Eighteenth Angel", "Gunfighters Moon" and "Judicial Consent". For Trimark Entertainment Curtis produced "The Philadelphia Experiment II". For New World Pictures Curtis produced "The Philadelphia Experiment", "Black Moon Rising" and "Nice Girls Don't Explode". He both produced and directed "The Sleeping Car" and "The Hazing". He has also worked as 2nd unit director on a number of his films including "Black Moon Rising" and "Judicial Consent". Among Curtis' other credits are "Madame Claude 2", "The Night the Lights went Out in Georgia" and "Take This Job and Shove It". His films have grossed close to a billion dollars worldwide. Over the course of his long career Curtis has earned the rare distinction of never being over budget or over schedule on any film he’s produced whether commercial, documentary, corporate or feature.
Doug has produced, directed and/or line produced his films in many diverse states and countries around the world including: California, Michigan, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, South Carolina, Nevada, Kansas, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, British Columbia and Ontario Canada.
As a line producer/production manager Doug has also built a reputation for creating detailed and accurate budgets and schedules for hundreds of motion picture scripts. He has budgeted films for nearly every state in the US as well as numerous budgets for various countries around the globe including Puerto Rico, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, France, Serbia, Morocco and Canada where he has produced 3 major motion pictures. Doug is also an expert on film rebates and incentives for states and countries worldwide.
Doug started in the industry working from the ground up. Beginning in 1968 He went to work at Calvin Productions in Kansas City, Missouri. At the time Calvin Productions was the largest industrial/documentary film company in the world and had been the company that had nurtured the talents of such well known and renowned film and TV directors such as Robert Altman, Richard Sarafian and Reza Badiyi among others. Doug’s film career began as editor at the company where he began by cutting hot frames from 16 mm film before it was edited into finished films. He worked his way up through the system in various departments including sound and camera and by the time he was 25 years old Doug had become the youngest producer-director in Calvin history. As a producer-director he made literally dozens of industrial, commercial, documentary and education films for Calvin. He also directed numerous regional and national television commercials for clients that included Ford Motor Company, Pontiac, Skelly Oil, Coors Beer, Budweiser, Payless Shoes, Commerce Bank Shares and many more.
He also produced and directed numerous award winning documentaries during this period. His documentaries included “Who Shall Judge “ which was made for the American Judicature Society, and was narrated by E.G. Marshall, “Classic Western, The Movies and Old Tucson” narrated by Lorne Greene (who was at the time the star of the long running hit television series Bonanza). The film featured film stars Paul Newman and John Wayne and Academy Award Winning director Howard Hawks and Television Producer David Dortort who created and produced Bonanza, Big Valley and many more iconic television westerns that were filmed at world famous “Old Tucson” the largest western set in the world outside of Hollywood, “Why Me” a documentary he made for the National Law Enforcement Agency which was narrated by Raymond Burr, “Dodge City, The West in Crisis” narrated by Hugh Obrien who at the time was the star of the long running classic TV series; “Wyatt Earp”. He also directed an award winning series of documentaries about the 3 courts that made up the Missouri judicial court system. The films were narrated by John Danforth who was at the time Attorney General of the state of Missouri. Danforth eventually became a US Senator from Missouri. Doug’s films went on to win such coveted awards as The Cine Golden Eagle, and first prize at the Chicago documentary Film Festival and many more.
When Doug made the move to Los Angeles he was hired by another large corporate image film company called Corporate Films. Working with Corporate he continued to make corporate image films for companies such as Georgia Pacific, General Telephone of California, Commerce Bank Shares of Missouri and various documentaries about Cities around the country including Wichita, Kansas, Lawrence Kansas and Stillwater, Oklahoma. Through the years Doug continued to make documentaries including the basketball recruiting film he wrote and directed for the University for Kansas at the time Roy Williams was hired to replaced Larry Brown as head coach of the Kansas men’s basketball team. He also directed a fund raising film for the Kansas Alumni Association titled A Special Place which was used to spearhead a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign in 1989 and a film about Lawrence, Kansas, home of the University of Kansas, for the Chamber of Commerce. He also made student recruiting films for Oklahoma State University as well as Oberlin College, a well-known music conservatory located in Oberlin, Ohio.
In 1976 Doug began his feature career when he produced and directed the feature film: “The Hazing”.
Doug is a graduate in theatre and film from the University of Kansas.
Member: Producers Guild of America - Directors Guild of America
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.me/douglascurtisimdb
Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/producerdougcurtis
Fifty Shades of Black
Film (Comedy) Production manager An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.
Shark Night 3D
Film (Horror and Thriller) Producer When 7 college friends pack their swim suits for a weekend of fun-in-the-sun activities at their friend Sara's lake house, they think it will be the perfect vacation. But the tables immediately turn when the lead football star, Malik, gets his arm ripped off during a water skiing accident. While the friends are to believe his wound was a freak accident, they soon come to discover that there was a primal attack involving a shark. Now while they think that one shark is no problem, they soon come to the realization that 15 species of sharks are lurking in the water, and with no form of boat or transportation, and no signals for phone's, the group of seven now face a fate they would never imagine. They soon learn that they don't know who to trust or who to turn to for help! Written by Ryan Malarik
Film (Horror and Mystery) Producer "Sorority Row" sees a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer. Written by Anonymous
Shoot 'Em Up
Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Producer Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Producer A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead soon. Written by Tru Blu
Freddy vs. Jason
Film (Action, Horror and Thriller) Producer It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. Written by Film_Fan
Friday After Next
Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track him down. Written by PhatBleek
All About the Benjamins
Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Producer A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and having real money . Meanwhile Reggie Wright will soon be his next target after playing and winning the lotto at the liquor store . The two are in for a wild journey ahead of them after witnessing an attempt diamond heist. They decided to put aside the arguing and differences to recover the stones and turn in Reggie's and Gina lotto ticket . Written by ze
Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer A teenage scientist/lab technician named Max Fleming has just met the woman of his dreams -- beautiful, smart and sexy magazine reporter Kate Carson, who is trying to gain some scientific information from Max for an article she's working on about the lab where Max works. Unfortunately, a science geek like Max isn't Kate's type. One day, during an experiment, Max accidentally clones Kate. With the help of his buddy, Henry, Max takes advantage of the situation and transforms his Repli-Kate into a more mature and masculine-centered type of person -- a perfect mate. But when Max's maniacal boss, Dr. Jonas, has the real Kate return to finish her story on the genetic lab, Max is thrilled. Soon, Max realizes that the real Kate represents true perfection and love rather than the over-the-top Repli-Kate. Soon, the real Kate begins to fall for Max too, until she discovers Max's little secret. Written by Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Save the Last Dance
Film (Drama, Music and Romance) Producer Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by Kara
Film (Comedy) Producer Debo has escaped from prison and is looking to get revenge on Craig. So Craig's dad takes him to Rancho Cucamonga to hide out with his Uncle Elroy and cousin Day-Day, who moved to the suburbs after winning the lottery. But once he gets there, Craig and Day-Day have a set of suburban misadventures that make his South Central experiences look tame. Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer On the wedding day of a writer's friend, things aren't looking good when the groom goes missing before the ceremony. During his and his other male friend's effort to retrieve him, that writer named Mike can't help but tell the story of his youth with his friends. Ever since he met them on his first day at a new school, they shared the common experiences of growing up and life's discoveries. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shadow of Doubt
Film (Mystery and Thriller) Producer After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rising rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself. Written by Kitty-47
The Eighteenth Angel
Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Mythology and religious dogma are slowly revealed when an attractive young woman is approached by a modeling agency that pulls her into an underworld of priests that are not Christian but rather want to resurrect Satan by collecting the souls of 18 beautiful children. Written by Abby Rexroth
Film (Action, Drama, Romance and Western) Producer Henrickson plays Frank Morgan, a notorious and feared gunfighter that has lived his life on the run. His face and eyes reveal a man that has been very much hardened by that life. We quickly learn, however, that there is still passion inside. Upon receiving a telegram from Linda, an old lover (played by Kay Lenz), requesting his presence, he abandons his woman, mounts his horse and rides to Linda without giving it a second thought. Upon arrival, he learns that Linda is now happily married to the owner of the local general store. The only vestige of her past that remains is a daughter, who Frank is surprised to learn is his. The daughter, of course, does not know about Frank. Linda, not wanting her to know that her father was a notorious gunfighter has given her a fictional father that died a hero's death at the First Battle of Bull Run. Frank quickly learns that Linda's reason for calling for him has nothing to do with romantic feelings. She wants him to protect her husband. It seems ... Written by Dave Gan <email@example.com>
Film (Thriller) Producer Judge Gwen Warwick becomes involved in the murder trial she has been assigned. Her marriage is on the rocks and the murder victim is an old friend, who rumour has it, had an affair with her. Written by Rob Hartill
Philadelphia Experiment II
Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Producer David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through the portal of time. It has also made him sensitive to any alteration to the time continuum. Another disasterous experiment in 1993 sends a stealth aircraft through the time portal, into 1943 Germany. Simultaneously, Herdeg is pulled into the portal, and finds himself in the terrifying 1993 that resulted from a Nazi victory in World War II. Written by Kevin Ackley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Sleeping Car
Film (Horror and Comedy) Producer Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent specter he seeks local exorcist Vincent Tuttle (Kevin McCarthy). Written by Anonymous
Nice Girls Don't Explode
Film (Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Producer April has a problem. Whenever she gets anything like passionate with a guy all sorts of things seem to spontaneously combust. The only men she meets more then once are firefighters. Actually, it's Mom's way of trying to keep her little girl to herself, but new boyfriend Andy is having none of such nonsense. So the heat's on. Unfortunately it's Fluffy the cat who keeps getting caught in the middle. Written by Jeremy Perkins <email@example.com>
Black Moon Rising
Film (Action and Thriller) Producer A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this thief is discovered in his attempt, he hides the tape inside a prototype car, but unfortunately there is someone else interested in this vehicle. Written by Luis Carvacho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Philadelphia Experiment
Film (Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Producer In 1943, the United States tests an anti-radar system to make the U.S. Navy ships invisible to the enemy. Dr. James Longstreet uses his experiment in the destroyer escort USS Eldridge that disappears from Philadelphia. The sailors David Herdeg and his best friend Jim Parker are projected to 1984, where they meet Allison Hayes. They unsuccessfully try to contact their base and out of the blue Jimmy disappears in a hospital. Allison helps David to visit Jimmy's wife Pamela, but Jimmy refuses to see him. Now David's only hope is meeting Dr. James Longstreet to learn what to do. Will he be well succeeded? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Madame Claude 2
Film (Drama) Production manager A notorious French madam, whose business serves many of the nation's most powerful individuals, plans to go international until she becomes the focus of media scrutiny. She knows too much about the dissolute mores of the French political class. She knows so much that several ministers, particularly inclined to the attendance of her call-girls, condemn her to death. Her girls, Karine, Hélène, Alexandra and Vanessa, each goes "to fulfill their mission": to coax an Emir on his yacht in the Bahamas, to satisfy the voyeurism of a British financier, to play "do me wrong" with a crafty American or to satisfy the lesbian instincts of a Hong Kong banker. But a journalist discovers these close relations with these powerful people. Written by lament
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Film (Drama and Music) Production manager Country singer Travis (Dennis Quaid) and his younger sister Amanda (Kristy McNichol) travel to Nashville, Tennessee to find fame as singers. After getting into trouble with the law, Travis is sentenced to work detail at a prison farm. Amanda ends of falling in love with a police officer Conrad (Mark Hamill) who tries to help Travis out.
Take This Job and Shove It
Film (Comedy) Production manager The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them - the one which happens to be the main company in his home town. At first his old buddies are reluctant to have him as new boss, but since he can't save all of them from the severe changes, the climate soon changes. Then he learns that he increased the profit so much, that the his bosses have decided to resell his brewery profitably to an incompetent Texas oil millionaire... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Film (Comedy) Producer A college freshman rushes a fraternity and witnesses another pledge's death during a hazing ritual. He and the other fraternity brothers try to cover up the accident and hide the body. Written by Chris Zammarelli <email@example.com>
Film (Drama) Producer Out of deceit, betrayal, and murder, can reconciliation and forgiveness arise? Forged in the hot west Texas wind, the Allen brothers grew up. Johnny and Coy had the same parents, same environment and had the same advantages and disadvantages. Yet they would grow up to be so different. Coy, the younger Allen brother, grew up to be a successful minister, Johnny, a death row inmate. With years of separation and a wall of bitterness and rage, can these two men come together, can there be reconciliation? This is a story of murder, mystery and redemption. Dr. Coy Allen is a preacher, an evangelist, a minister of the Gospel. But, there is one man that he had never even tried to reach. Now after years of silence, with his execution looming, Johnny Allen is asking to see his younger brother. Can Pastor Coy Allen bring himself to forgive his older brother; can he practice what he preaches? Written by Clay A. Kahler