Dennis Bishop

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Dennis BishopOur Motion Picture Production Chair, 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.

Starck the Documentary (2012) (producer)
Searching for Sonny
(2012) (consulting producer)
(producer) (Pilot, 2007)
(producer) (Pilot, 2006)
El Cortez
(2006) (producer)
NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience
(2004) (co-producer/unit production manager)
World Without Waves
(2001) (producer)
Inherit the Wind
(1999) (TV) (producer)
Two for Texas
(1998) (TV) (producer)
The Evening Star
(1996) (co-producer)
The Big Green
(1995) (executive producer)
(1995) (executive producer/unit production manager)
Strawberry Road
(1991) (line producer)
Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s Got the Will?
(1990) (line producer/unit production manager)
(1988) (associate producer/unit production manager)
The Kid Brother
(1988) (line producer)
(1988) (production supervisor)
Promised Land
(1987) (associate producer/unit production manager)
The Trip to Bountiful
(1985) (line producer)
(1985) (unit production manager)
Not for Publication
(1984) (production supervisor)


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