I am a Dallas native. Built my career there. Was hired by HBO in 1990. They moved me to LA. We accomplished a lot in 3 1/2 years. My last day at HBO Pictures was the day of the Northridge earthquake. (Fitting end to my time there.) In 2010 I moved to Fort Worth as I had been traveling back and forth from Santa Monica to DFW since 2007 and it seemed like the thing to do. Here is a short bio: Dennis Bishop has overseen numerous commercially successful and award winning feature and television productions including: Horton Foote’s Academy Award winning, The Trip to Bountiful, Disney’s perennial favorite, The Big Green, and Universal Pictures’ blockbuster, The Fast and the Furious. As VP of Production for HBO Pictures he oversaw 27 movies that won 51 major awards including And the Band Played On and Barbarians at the Gate. He produced the critically acclaimed pilots, Dexter for Showtime and Cane for CBS. He commenced his feature work in Texas as a Location/Unit Manager on films such as Local Hero. He was a resource advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Summer Workshop and has moderated, participated in and created film festival panels and workshops for numerous festivals. He served five successful years as director and Senior Advisor to the Lone Star International Film Festival & Lone Star Film Society in Fort Worth, Texas. As an educator, he served as an adjunct professor at the widely acclaimed USC School of Cinematic Arts, guest lectured at universities, trade schools and high schools, and mentored for numerous film organizations and guilds including the Producers Guild and Directors Guild programs. He is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a former board member of the Dallas Producers Association.
Name: Dennis Bishop
Lives in: Fort Worth, Texas