Ron Oliver

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Emmy award nominated writer/director/producer Ron Oliver, has received international acclaim for his signature blend of sly humor, thrilling suspense, and dazzling visual style.Twice nominated for the prestigious Director's Guild of America Award, Oliver started his career with the cult hit "Hello Mary Lou/Prom Night Two" - called "the Blue Velvet of high school horror movies" by the Los Angeles Times - and since then has directed and/or written almost twenty feature films and countless television programs all over the world.In London, England, Oliver co-wrote and directed "The Tomorrow People" for Thames/BBC, followed by a stay in Paris for New Line TV's "Nancy Drew meets the Hardy Boys", and then onto Berlin and the historic Babelsburg Studios where he moved into Marlene Dietrich's dressing room to co-write and direct Showtime's science fiction movie "SuperNova" starring Tim Curry,He has written and/or directed pilots for MTV, Nickelodeon and The Walt Disney Company, and his credits include such cultural landmarks as "The Chris Isaak Show", "Queer As Folk", and "Beggars and Choosers". He served as producer/writer and principal director on the massively successful kid's TV phenomenon "Goosebumps" and received an Emmy nomination for producing the NBC children's series "Scout's Safari" filmed on location in South Africa.After helming such highly rated TV movies as Hallmark's "Bridal Fever" starring Delta Burke and the ABC Family film "Chasing Christmas", starring Tom Arnold, Oliver was entrusted with a valued Warner Brothers franchise when he directed "A Dennis the Menace Christmas", casting Hollywood legends Robert Wagner and Louise Fletcher in the lead roles. He then turned his hand to the espionage thriller "Kiss Me Deadly", starring Shannen Doherty and John Rhys-Davies, filmed entirely on location in New Zealand.His most recent theatrical release, the critically acclaimed private eye thriller "On The Other Hand, Death", is a sequel to his hit 2006 release "Shock to the System". His latest film, the suspenseful "Something Evil Comes" had its Hollywood premiere in March of 2009.As an author, his short fiction has appeared in several literary collections, including "Sons of Darkness", "Flesh and the Word 3" and the Bram Stoker Award nominated "Queer Fear" as well as its Lambda Literary Award winning sequel "Queer Fear II". Several of these stories have been optioned by acclaimed indie film producer ("(500) Days of Summer") Steven J. Wolfe and Regent Entertainment and Oliver is currently adapting them for the big screen.
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