ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
TIM BURTON (Director) most recently
directed Big Fish, a heartwarming
tale of a fabled relationship between a
father and his son. The film was hailed as Burton’s
most personal and emotional to date, earning
respectable reviews and box office. Big Fish
starred Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney,
Jessica Lange and Billy Crudup.
His previous film was Planet of the Apes, a project
that brought him together with producer Richard D. Zanuck,
the former 20th Century Fox studio head
who had greenlit the original
film in l968. Burton’s Planet of
the Apes starred Mark Wahlberg,
Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan and
Kris Kristofferson and was a summer 2001 box-office hit.
All of Burton’s films are well
known for the highly imaginative and
detailed world he creates to
surround and inform the story.
They include Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,
Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands,
Batman Returns, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,
Ed Wood, Mars Attacks! and Sleepy Hollow.
Burton began drawing at an
early age, attended
Cal Arts Institute on a Disney fellowship
and, soon after, joined the
studio as an animator. He made his directing
debut with the animated short Vincent,
narrated by Vincent Price. The film was a critical
success and an award-winner on the festival
circuit. Burton’s next in-house project
was a live-action short film called Frankenweenie, an
inventive and youthful twist on the Frankenstein legend.
In 1985, Burton’s first
feature film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,
was a box-office hit and the director
was praised for his original
vision. Beetlejuice (1988), a
supernatural comedy starring Michael Keaton,
Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin
and Winona Ryder, was another critical and financial success.
In 1989, Burton directed the blockbuster
Keaton and Kim
Basinger. Following the triumph of Batman,
the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
awarded Burton the Director of the
Year Award. The film also won
an Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
Edward Scissorhands, starring
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
and Dianne Wiest, was one of the big hits of the
1990 Christmas season and acclaimed for
its original vision and poignant fairytale
sensibility. In 1992, Burton
once again explored the dark underworld of
Gotham City in Batman Returns, the
highest grossing film of that year, which
Pfeiffer as the formidable Catwoman and
Danny DeVito as The Penguin.
In 1994, Burton produced and
directed Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp
in the title role. The film garnered Academy
Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Martin Landau as
Bela Lugosi) and
Best Special Effects Makeup.
Burton conceived and produced
the stop-motion animation
adventure Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,
an original holiday tale that has become a
seasonal perennial. He also produced 1993’s Cabin Boy
and 1995’s summer blockbuster Batman Forever,
as well as the 1996 release of James and the Giant Peach,
based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel.
Burton produced and directed Mars Attacks!, a sci-fi comedy based
on the original Topps trading card series, starring
an elite array of 20 leading players
including Jack Nicholson,
Danny DeVito and Annette Bening.
In 1999 Burton directed Sleepy Hollow,
which was inspired by Washington Irving’s
classic story and starred
Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci,
and Michael Gambon. The film was nominated for three
Academy Awards, including
Best Costume Design and
Best Cinematography and won
the Oscar for Best Art Direction.
Honors from BAFTA included Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
Burton authored and illustrated a children’s
book for The Nightmare Before Christmas, released
in conjunction with the film. His next book of
drawings and rhyming verse, The
Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories, was
praised by the New York Times for “conveying the pain of an adolescent outsider.”
Burton is currently directing
Corpse Bride, scheduled for release later this year.
JOHN AUGUST (Screenplay) wrote and
co-produced Go, which debuted at
the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, his writing
credits have included Charlie’s Angels,
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Titan A.E.
In 2004, August was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by BAFTA
and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for his
adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel Big Fish, A Story of Mythic Proportions.
Big Fish marked his first collaboration with
director Tim Burton, which led to his work
on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Upcoming projects for August include a
big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan,
and Tim Burton’s animated Corpse Bride.
He is also executive-producing Prince of Persia,
an adaptation of the best-selling videogame for Disney.
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, August
earned a degree in journalism from Drake University
in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter Stark Producing
Program at USC. He frequently serves as a
creative advisor for the Sundance Screenwriting Institute, and runs a
website devoted to answering beginning screenwriters’ questions at
(Book Author) was born in Wales of
Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in
England and, at age 18, went to work for the
Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out,
he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot.
At the age of 26 he moved to Washington, D.C.,
and it was there he began to write. His first short story,
which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought
by The Saturday Evening Post, and
so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a
writer for adults, Dahl
began writing children’s stories
in the early 1960s while living in
England with his family. His first
stories were written as entertainment
for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our
time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to
increase as his fantastic novels,
including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG
and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl website:
BRAD GREY (Producer) was named
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the
Paramount Motion Picture Group of Viacom
on March 1, 2005. Grey, former
Chairman of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment,
is one of the entertainment industry’s most
successful entrepreneurs as a leading
film and television producer as well as talent manager.
Brad Grey was Chairman of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (BGE)
which includes the companies
Brillstein-Grey Management, Brad Grey Television and Plan B –
a motion picture production company in partnership with
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. BGE
was described by Forbes Magazine
as “Hollywood’s most successful management and production firm.”
Through Plan B, Grey is next producing
the upcoming The Departed, a motion picture
directed by Martin Scorsese,
starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon.
In addition, Plan B, in its joint venture
with Sony’s Tri-Star Pictures, is wrapping production on
the adaptation of Augusten
Burrough’s best-selling memoi, Running With Scissors,
starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Plan B and Initial Entertainment’s Graham King
purchased the rights to the Gregory David Roberts
novel Shantaram. Johnny Depp will star in the film as
well as co-produce with Grey and King.
In addition, Plan B and Warner Bros. Pictures
are collaborating on several upcoming projects including The Hatfields and the McCoys,
written by Eric Roth; and
the remake of the Robert Hanson novel
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,
to be written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Brad Pitt
is set to star in both films.
is also in pre-production on
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon,
to be written and directed by Steve Kloves, the screenwriter
of the Harry Potter motion pictures. Other projects
include The Time Traveler’s Wife,
from the book by Audrey Niffenegger, A Million Little Pieces
by author James Frey, and
A Mighty Heart, based on
Marianne Pearl’s book about her
husband, Wall Street Journal reporter
During Grey’s 20 years
tenure, Brillstein-Grey produced
some of the most popular and most honored series on
television, including the Emmy award-winning hit The Sopranos.
Other series include: The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio, Just
Shoot Me, According to Jim
and Real Time with Bill Maher. Brillstein Grey’s
extensive list of more then 150 clients includes: Jennifer Aniston,
Courteney Cox Arquette, Nicolas Cage,
The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, Lorne Michaels,
Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler.
Grey is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner as well as a
four time recipient of the prestigious
George Foster Peabody Award as an executive producer.
In addition, he is a seventeen-time Emmy Award nominee. Grey
serves on the Board of Directors of the UCLA School of Medicine and Project A.L.S.
In a career as celebrated
as it is accomplished, RICHARD D. ZANUCK (Producer)
commands a distinguished reputation in the motion
picture industry as one of its most progressive and honored leaders.
Pre-eminent as an independent producer and former
studio head, Zanuck has
earned numerous awards and citations for his achievements
in his more than 40 years of filmmaking. Among
them, perhaps the most significant and the one
that bears the greatest testament to his well-earned
stature is the Irving G. Thalberg
Memorial Award, bestowed upon him in 1991. This
illustrious accolade, given only 29 times in the
Academy’s history, recognizes Zanuck as
“a creative producer whose
body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion
picture production.” A precedent-setting honor
milestone as well, this Thalberg Award makes Zanuck
the only second-generation recipient ever, in company with his
father, Darryl F. Zanuck.
Only one year prior, Richard Zanuck,
along with Lili Fini Zanuck, took
home an Oscar as producer of the Academy
Award-winning Best Picture of 1989, Driving Miss Daisy,
for which he also received a Golden Globe Award, The National Board of
Review Award and Producer of the Year honors from the
Producers Guild of America. Zanuck’s
Driving Miss Daisy win
set another industry precedent – making Richard
and Darryl the only father and son in
motion picture history to both win Best Picture Oscars.
As head of his own
production entity, The Zanuck Company, in which he is
partnered with his wife, Lili, Zanuck
continues a successful career forged on a solid foundation.
Upon graduation from Stanford University and military service
as an army lieutenant, Zanuck
joined his father as a story and production assistant on
two Twentieth Century Fox films,
Island in the Sun and The Sun Also Rises.
At 24, he made his debut as a full-fledged
producer with the feature film Compulsion,
which went on to win the Best Actor award at the
Cannes Film Festival for the ensemble work of
its stars Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell
and Bradford Dillman. He followed that with
Sanctuary, based on the
novel, and with The Chapman Report,
directed by George Cukor.
At 27, Zanuck was
named Executive VP in charge of production of Twentieth Century Fox
and became the then-youngest corporate head in Hollywood annals.
During his eight years at the helm, the studio recaptured
the luster of its heyday and received an
unprecedented 159 Oscar nominations.
Three of the films, The Sound of Music, Patton and
The French Connection, went on to win
Best Picture of the Year Oscars. Other
successes include The Planet of the Apes
series, Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid and M*A*S*H.
Zanuck subsequently moved from Fox
to become senior executive
vice-president at Warner Bros. Pictures,
where he and soon-to-be partner David Brown
oversaw production of such box-office hits as
The Exorcist and Blazing Saddles.
With the formation of the Zanuck/Brown Co.
in 1971, one of the motion picture industry’s
most distinguished and successful
independent production entities was born.
Over the ensuing decade and a half, Zanuck/Brown
was responsible for such critical and
box-office hits as Jaws,
a triple-Oscar winner and Best
Picture nominee; Jaws II; The Sugarland Express,
Best Screenplay winner at the Cannes
and Steven Spielberg’s
first directorial effort. The Sting, winner of
seven Academy Awards including Best
Picture, was a Zanuck/Brown
presentation; and The Verdict, nominated
for five Academy Awards.
Along with Lili Fini Zanuck, Zanuck/Brown
also produced the double-Oscar
winner Cocoon, and its sequel, Cocoon: The Return.
The Zanuck Company, formed in 1988, scored
a phenomenal success with its debut
production, Driving Miss Daisy. Nominated for nine Academy
Awards and winner of four, including Best Picture, the Pulitzer
Prize winning play-turned-feature film grossed in
excess of $100 million at the domestic box-office
and with its cost of $5 million now ranks as one
of the most profitable releases in Warner Bros. Pictures’ history.
Zanuck followed up the major success of
Driving Miss Daisy with the critically acclaimed
starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and
Jason Patric, based on the
best-selling book by Kim Wozencraft. The film
represented the directorial debut of Lili Fini Zanuck, and
its score by Eric Clapton became one of the most acclaimed of 1992.
Other producing credits with Lili Fini Zanuck
include Rich In Love, which
reunited the Driving Miss Daisy creative
team of the Zanucks
with director Bruce Beresford
and writer Alfred Uhry; Wild Bill, Walter Hill’s
fact-based look at the legendary frontiersman
Wild Bill Hickok; and Mulholland Falls,
a drama set in the fifties about a team of
elite L.A. police officers with an all star
cast including Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith and John Malkovich.
Zanuck’s release Deep Impact
grossed $350 million in the worldwide market place,
making it the first bona fide blockbuster of
the 1998 summer season. Rules Of Engagement,
which Zanuck produced with Scott Rudin,
starring Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel Jackson, Guy Pearce
and Ben Kingsley, was also enormously successful.
The Zanuck Company joined
forces with Academy Award winner
to produce True Crime, a suspense
thriller based on Andrew Klavan’s best-selling novel, in which
Eastwood also starred and
directed for Warner Bros. Pictures.
In March of 2000, Richard and Lili Zanuck produced the
72nd annual Oscar presentation, which garnered
9 Emmy nominations and earned the highest network ratings of the last five years.
re-imagining of Planet of the Apes, directed by Tim Burton, was
released in July 2001 and became one of the top-grossing
films of that year in both domestic and
international markets. Other recent projects from
the Zanuck Company include the critically acclaimed Road to Perdition,
directed by Sam Mendes, starring
Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and
Jude Law, as well as Tim Burton’s
star-studded Big Fish,
featuring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup,
Jessica Lange and Alison Lohman.
Zanuck has many projects currently in
development working out of his Beverly
Hills office with his wife
Lili and his two
sons, Harrison and Dean.
PATRICK McCORMICK (Executive Producer) has worked
on a wide range of films with many top actors
and filmmakers. Most recently he produced
P.J. Hogan’s Peter Pan,
starring Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter,
Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lynn Redgrave and Richard Briers. His
many credits as executive producer include three
films directed by Barry Levinson: Bandits, the comic
caper starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and
Cate Blanchett; Everlasting Piece,
a comedy set in the 1980’s Belfast, starring
Barry McEvoy, Brain F O’Byrne,
Anna Friel and Billy Connolly; and Liberty Heights,
the fourth in the director’s Baltimore
series, starring Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth and Joe Mantegna.
McCormick was also executive
producer of Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts, Susan
Sarandon and Ed Harris; Donnie
Brasco, starring a Al Pacino,
Johnny Depp and Anne Heche; The Juror,
Moore, Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini;
and Boys on the Side, starring
Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise
Parker and Matthew McConaughey.
He also previously produced films
including Angie, starring
A Shock to the System, starring
and The Last Rites, starring Tom Berenger.
FELICITY DAHL (Executive Producer) was
born in Llandaff, Wales in 1938 and had a Catholic
education, attending various schools throughout
her childhood. When she was nineteen, she
worked in the fashion department
of Harper’s Bazaar and a couple of years
later she joined Scenery Limited as a freelance fashion stylist for television commercials.
Later, she attended a Carving and Gilding course at the
City and Guilds London Art School and in
1981 she and others
started their own business, Carvers and Gilders.
known as Liccy (pronounced Lissy), had three
daughters, Neisha, Charlotte and Lorina (deceased 1990), during a previous
marriage and is now grandmother to
four grandsons, Billy, Oscar, Max and Sam and one granddaughter, Edie.
In 1983 Felicity married Roald Dahl.
She still lives at Gipsy House, the family
home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. She is
the chairman of Dahl & Dahl Limited, the
company which manages the Roald Dahl literary estate.
After Roald’s death in 1990, Felicity
established the Roald Dahl Foundation,
of which she is Chairman.
The Roald Dahl Foundation is a United Kingdom-based
grant-giving charity and its aim is to help
children in the areas of literacy, neurology and haematology.
Felicity has also commissioned a library of
music based on her late husband’s works with the
hope that an introduction to classical music
will bring children into the concert hall
in the same way that his books have brought
them into the world of literature. All proceeds
raised from the performance and commercial exploitation
of these pieces go to the Roald Dahl Foundation.
She wrote The Roald Dahl Cookbook
in conjunction with Roald
and since his death has produced two
cookbooks for children: Revolting Recipes
and Even More Revolting Recipes.
More recently she has been using her
energy to set up the Roald Dahl Museum
and Story Centre in Great
Missenden, the village in
Buckinghamshire where Roald Dahl
lived and worked for forty years. The museum opened in June 2005.
MICHAEL SIEGEL (Executive Producer) is
president of Michael Siegel & Associates, Inc. Siegel’s
company manages and produces exceptional literary
properties, focused on their translation to film.
Siegel has managed the literary
properties for the Estate of Roald Dahl since the year after
one of the world’s most beloved children’s
author’s death in 1990. In
addition to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Siegel
has helped put together the
films for other Dahl properties
including James and the Giant Peach (Henry Selick, Tim Burton)
and Matilda (Danny DeVito), as well as the
upcoming The BFG (Kathy Kennedy) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson).
Siegel manages other artists and properties
including Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out of Sight), the
Estate of Philip K. Dick (Scanner Darkly, Blade Runner),
William Joyce (Robots, A Day With Wilbur Robinson), Michael Cunningham
(The Hours, A Home at the End of the World) and the character of Zorro.
Siegel has recently formed a
crossover media company with a focus on
family entertainment that puts the artists
and intellectual property holders in a central
position during a time of extraordinary change and opportunity.
Siegel lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
With unrivalled experience in the
entertainment and media industries, GRAHAM BURKE
(Executive Producer) has been one of the
strategic and creative leaders
behind Village Roadshow’s development.
He founded Roadshow Distributors with Roc Kirby
in 1968 and was an initial director of radio station 2DayFM.
Burke initiated Warner Bros. Movie World
with Warner Bros. Pictures and managed
the takeover of Sea World. He also spent four
years as the original Commissioner of
the Australian Film Commission.
He is Director of
Austereo Group Limited, Sea World Management Limited,
is on the Board of Village Roadshow Limited
and currently holds the title of
Managing Director, Executive
Director Village Roadshow Limited.
Educated at Bennington College and the California
Institute of the Arts Film School, BRUCE BERMAN
(Executive Producer) graduated Magna Cum Laude from
UCLA in 1975 with a major in history. He went on to
graduate from Georgetown Law School 1978, and
was admitted to the California Bar that same year.
got his start in the motion
picture business with Jack Valenti at the
MPAA in Washington, D.C., working
as his assistant while in law school. After
graduating, he returned to Los
Angeles and started working as Peter Gruber’s
assistant at Casablanca Filmworks
in September of 1978. He went on to
work as assistant to Sean Daniel and
Joel Silver at Universal Pictures
in July 1979, becoming a production
Vice President at Universal in 1982.
In 1984, Berman came to Warner Bros. Pictures
as a Production VP and was promoted to Senior VP of Production in
1988. He was appointed
President of Theatrical Production in
September 1989, and then President of Worldwide
Theatrical Production in 1991, where he served through
May, 1996. Under the
aegis, Warner Bros. Pictures,
produced and distributed the
following: Presumed Innocent, Goodfellas,
Robin Hood, Driving Miss Daisy, Batman Forever,
Under Siege, Malcolm X, The Bodyguard,
JFK, The Fugitive, Dave, Disclosure,
The Pelican Brief, Outbreak,
The Client, A Time to Kill and Twister.
In May of 1996, Berman started
Plan B Entertainment, an independent
motion picture production
company at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Berman was appointed Chairman and
CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures
in February, 1998. Village Roadshow Pictures
will make 60 theatrical features as a
joint venture partner with Warner Bros. Pictures
through 2007. The initial slate of films
included Practical Magic,
starring Sandra Bullock
Nicole Kidman; Analyze This,
starring Robert De Niro
and Billy Crystal; The Matrix,
starring Keanu Reaves and
Laurence Fishburne; Deep Blue Sea, starring
Samuel L. Jackson; Three Kings, starring
Space Cowboys, starring Clint Eastwood
and Tommy Lee Jones; Miss Congeniality,
starring Sandra Bullock and
Benjamin Bratt; and Cats & Dogs.
Subsequent releases included Training Day,
starring Academy Award-winning Denzel Washington
and Ethan Hawke; Ocean’s Eleven,
starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt,
and Julia Roberts; Analyze That; Two
Weeks Notice, starring Sandra
Bullock and Hugh Grant; The Matrix Reloaded; The
Matrix Revolutions; Mystic River,
starring Sean Penn and
Tim Robbins; Ocean’s Twelve; Constantine,
starring Keanu Reeves; Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
and House of Wax. Up
next is the film The Dukes of Hazzard,
starring Johnny Knoxville,
Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson,
Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson.
PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT, A.F.C./A.S.C. (Director of Photography)
won an Academy Award in 1993 for
his work on Robert Redford’s
film A River Runs Through It. He most recently completed
cinematography on Constantine,
based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer
graphic novels, starring Keanu Reeves. Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory marks Rousselot’s
third collaboration with director Tim Burton.
Previously, he worked on Burton’s
Planet of the Apes, as well as Big Fish –
the whimsical tale of a
storytelling father and his son. Big Fish
received critical acclaim and a number of award nominations in 2003.
The French-born director of
photography was Oscar-nominated
for two other films, Henry & June
and Hope and Glory.
Other feature credits include Denzel Washington’s
directorial debut Antwone Fisher, Remember the Titans,
The People vs. Larry Flynt, Mary Reilly,
Interview With the Vampire, Flesh & Bone, Sommersby,
Dangerous Liaisons and Diva.
ALEX McDOWELL (Production Designer)
integrates digital technologies with
traditional design to create a unique
production design process. His
centralized art department
comprehensively links the
strands of 2D and 3D concept and set design,
locations, props, lighting and camera, visual
effects and post production to support the
director’s vision and the film’s visual consistency.
McDowell started incorporating
digital design into his
design process with Fight Club.
He sophisticated the process in 1999
with one of the first fully integrated
digital design departments for Steven Spielberg’s
Minority Report, creating a
realistic and intensely researched
take on the world of 2054 that
fulfilled the director’s desire to
immerse the audience in future technology.
For Spielberg’s The Terminal, he set up another
cutting edge art department to push the
limits of current film possibility. McDowell
also created the fantastical
world of Dr. Seuss’ the Cat in the Hat
and designed the miniature sets
for Tim Burton’s upcoming
stop-motion animated feature, Corpse Bride.
He is currently immersed in Breaking and Entering,
an original contemporary drama written and
directed by Anthony Minghella in London, England.
McDowell graduated from
Central School of Art during the
height of London’s punk years. He
attributes his willingness to take
risks and his expectations of
collaborative artistic expression
to the spirit of that era. In 1978, he founded
Rocking Russian Design to design
album covers and later, music videos for
musicians of every persuasion. He produced
consistently arresting work for over
a hundred music videos that reflected
his bent for experimentation and his love of music. He
relocated in 1986 from London to Los Angeles
where he began a prolific career as a production designer for commercials.
His commercial work afforded him
interaction with cutting-edge directors
and insight into filmmaking, and by the early
90s, he segued into film production design. He quickly
accrued such credits as The Lawnmower Man, The Crow,
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club
and The Affair of the Necklace.
His production design continues to be infused
with the knowledge he acquired as a painter
and graphic artist as exemplified by the visual
coding, atmosphere, color, character, history and texture he applies to every film.
The synergy that emerged from the
collaboration amongst designers, filmmakers,
scientists and engineers during Minority Report
inspired McDowell to launch Matter Art and Science.
This uniquely networked group, committed to
exploring the collaborative potential of
design and engineering, art and science,
is composed of members who have both a
peripheral contact with pop culture and
who are established at the top of their own fields.
makes his home in Los Angeles, with
his wife, painter Kirsten Everberg, and their
two children. Despite his very demanding schedule, he is
active in public speaking, participating in many international
design and film conferences.
CHRIS LEBENZON, A.C.E. (Editor) previously
collaborated with Tim Burton on
Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Sleepy Hollow,
Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Tim Burton’s The
Nightmare Before Christmas and Batman Returns.
Lebenzon has teamed up many times
with award-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer,
working with him on Pearl Harbor, Gone in
Sixty Seconds, Enemy of the State,
Armageddon, Con Air, Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder,
Beverly Hills Cop II and Top Gun. He has
also collaborated with directors Tony
Scott and Michael Bay.
is a two-time Academy Award nominee
for the films Crimson Tide and Top Gun
(co-editor). His other credits include
XXX, Radio, The Last Boy Scout,
Revenge, Midnight Run, Weird Science and Wolfen.
DANNY ELFMAN (Music By) is one of the movie world’s
most versatile and successful contemporary composers and
has scored 11 Tim Burton
films including Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,
(for which he won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental
and a nomination for Best Score), Edward Scissorhands,
Batman Returns, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare
Before Christmas (another Grammy nomination for
Best Score), Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of
the Apes and Big Fish (Academy Award nomination).
Elfman wrote an original score for the
Oscar-winning film musical Chicago
and scored the worldwide
box office smash Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. His
other credits include Good Will Hunting
(Academy Award nomination) and Men in Black
(Academy Award nomination), The Hulk, Red Dragon,
Men in Black II, Proof of Life, Family Man,
A Simple Plan, Dolores Claiborne
and the Grammy-nominated Dick Tracy,
as well as Darkman, Sommersby, Dead Presidents, Black
Beauty, To Die For and Mission: Impossible.
GABRIELLA PESCUCCI (Costume Designer)
has had an extensive career in feature
film, television, opera and theatre production.
She received an Academy Award for
her costume design in Martin Scorsese’s
The Age of Innocence and
received an Oscar nomination for Terry Gilliam’s
The Adventure of Baron Munchausen.
Her recent feature film credits
include A Midsummer Night Dream, Le
Temps Retrouve, Secret Passage,
and, most recently,
Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm.
Pescucci’s opera credits include
Norma, Manon Lescaut, Il Trovatore, La
Traviata, La Boheme, and Pagliacci, among many others.
Her theatre costume credits include
Mahogony Napoli Chi Resta e Chi Parte, Fior
De Pisello and Strano Interludio.
has also lent her costume design
talents to the film
Les Miserables, Dangerous Beauty,
Cousine Bette, The Scarlet Letter, Indochine,
The Name of the Rose, Once Upon A Time in
America and Federico
Fellini’s La Città Delle Donne, Prova D’Orchestra.
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Crew >> Cast >> DVD Release Date >> Bringing Roald Dahl’s Classic Story to the Screen
>> Casting Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and the Bucket Family
>> The Four Rotten Children
>> The Oompa-Loompas and Dr. Wonka
>> Building Wonka’s World: Inspired Production Design and State-of-the-Art Practical & Virtual
Effects Combine for an Unparalleled Atmosphere of Wonder
>> The Chocolate River
>> The Squirrels
>> Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Marks the 11th Collaboration between
Tim Burton and Acclaimed Composer Danny Elfman >>
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience
About the Cast >>
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