Star Trek: Nemesis : About The Filmmakers

STUART BAIRD (Director) first made his mark in the motion picture industry as one of the top editors in the business with his first editing credit being the rock opera "Tommy," directed by Ken Russell. He followed that with the first of many collaborations with director Richard Donner, editing such films as “Lethal Weapon,” “The Omen,” “Maverick” and “Superman,” for which he garnered an Academy Award nomination. He later nomination for his editing work on “Gorillas in the?received a second Oscar Mist,” directed by Michael Apted. Baird’s other editing credits include “Valentino,” “Outland,” “Superman II,” “Lethal Weapon 2,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Demolition Man” and many others. Baird made the transition from editing room to director’s chair with the 1996 action thriller “Executive Decision,” starring Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal. He followed that with “U.S. Marshals,” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes.

RICK BERMAN (Producer/Story) has been involved with the Star Trek franchise since he was tapped by its creator Gene Roddenberry in 1986 to be a writer and co-executive producer for "Star Trek: The Next Generation. " He later rose to the position of executive producer of the popular series, which collected 55 Emmy nominations and 16 Emmys in its seven seasons. Berman went on to co-create and executive produce the next two series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager," and to produce the three "Next Generation" feature films, "Generations," "First Contact" and "Insurrection. "

In 2001, Berman launched the latest rocket in the Star Trek sky, "Enterprise," a show he executive produces and for which he continues to write.
Berman joined Paramount in 1984 as Director of Current Programming, and was responsible for overseeing such hit series as "Cheers," "Family Ties" and "Webster. " Soon thereafter, he was named Executive Director of Dramatic Programming, overseeing the epic miniseries "Space," as well as "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" and "MacGyver. " In 1986, prior to his association with Roddenberry, Berman was promoted to Vice President, Longform and Special Projects for Paramount Network Television, overseeing the development of telefilms, miniseries and specials. Today, he continues to be active in every aspect of the "Star Trek" properties, and even serves as a creative consultant for the Las Vegas Hilton's Star Trek: The Experience attraction.

JOHN LOGAN (Screenwriter) was nominated for both the American and British Academy Awards for his screenplay of the Oscar-winning drama, "Gladiator. " He was nominated for an Emmy and won a Writers Guild Award for his teleplay "RKO 281," the HBO drama about the making of "Citizen Kane. " A self-professed Star Trek fanatic, Logan's other screenplay work includes "Any Given Sunday," "The Time Machine" and the new Tom Cruise movie "The Last Samurai. "
Logan is currently working on a pair of film biographies: Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg and Howard Hughes for Martin Scorsese. He is also working with director Ridley Scott on a sequel to "Gladiator. "

MARTY HORNSTEIN (Executive Producer) worked as both executive producer and unit production manager on "Star Trek: Insurrection" and "Star Trek: First Contact. " He was also the co-producer and unit production manager of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. " In 2001, Hornstein executive-produced the thriller "Along Came a Spider," starring Morgan Freeman, and before that he executive-produced "Permanent Record," produced "One on One," "The Night Before" and "The Women's Club," and line-produced "The Perfect Weapon," "Show of Force" and "Back to the Beach. " His credits as a production manager include "Beverly Hills Cop III," "Drop Zone," "Future World," "Ode to Billy Joe," "Cornbread, Earl and Me" and "Silent Running. "
Hornstein was senior vice president of production for Kings Road Entertainment for two years, and served on the faculty of the American Film Institute from 1976 to 1983.

JEFFREY L. KIMBALL (Director of Photography) joins the world of Star Trek after having lensed such box office hits as "Mission: Impossible 2," "Wild Things," "The Specialist," "True Romance," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Top Gun," among many others. Recently, Kimball reunited with "Mission: Impossible 2" director John Woo for "Windtalkers," starring Nicholas Cage.

HERMAN ZIMMERMAN (Production Designer) has been an invaluable part of the Star Trek productions since 1987, when he designed the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation. " He followed that with the series "Deep Space Nine" and is currently involved with "Enterprise. " He began working on the feature films with "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and has designed each successive production.
Zimmerman's other feature film credits include "Black Rain," "One Crazy Summer" and "Better Off Dead. " His television work includes the series "Sons and Daughters," "Ferris Bueller," "Cheers," "Webster" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," and the television movies "The Word," "So Proudly We Hail," "The Burning Bed," "Silence of the Heart" and "A Rumor of War. "
Before coming to Los Angeles, Zimmerman served as associate professor of drama at Northwestern University, where he was scene designer and technical director of University Theater.

DALLAS PUETT (Editor) previously worked with director Stuart Baird as the editor of Baird's directorial debut film "Executive Decision. " Puett's additional film credits include "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Lethal Weapon 4," "Deep Blue Sea," "Free Willy 2," "Radio Flyer" and "Bird on a Wire. "

BOB RINGWOOD (Costume Designer) redefined the look of the costumed hero with his innovative design for "Batman. " Years later, he redesigned his famous Bat suit for the film "Batman Forever. " His other credits include "A. I. : Artificial Intelligence," "The Time Machine," "Alien: Resurrection," "Demolition Man" and "Excalibur," among many others.

PETER LAURITSON (Co-Producer) served as co-producer of "Star Trek: Generations," "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Insurrection," as well as producing the series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager" and currently, "Enterprise. "
On both the films and television series, Lauritson has overseen special visual effects, continuously exploring the limits while employing newer and newer technologies in this area, including digital effects. Prior to joining "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Lauritson spent eight years overseeing Paramount Television's Post-Production Department.

TERRY FRAZEE (Special Effects Coordinator) began his career in the 1960s under the tutelage of his father, Academy Award®-winning special effects artist Logan Frazee, on such television shows as "Gilligan's Island" and "The Wild, Wild West. " In his ten years in television, the younger Frazee worked on shows such as "Hardcastle and McCormick," "Hunter," "Riptide" and "Stingray. " He also ran the Special Effects department for Stephen J. Cannell Productions for five years.
Frazee later moved into feature film work, amassing credits that include "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," "Star Trek: Generations," "Star Trek: First Contact," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "Air Force One," "The Postman," "Blade Runner," "A Few Good Men," "No Way Out," "Judgment Night," "Eraser," "Heat," "Strange Days," "Hocus Pocus," "Point Break" and "Ghost. "

JERRY GOLDSMITH (Composer), after a half century composing music, has garnered 18 Academy Award® nominations including an Oscar® win for his haunting score in "The Omen," three Emmy Awards, nine Golden Globe nominations and four British Academy Award nominations.
One of cinema's preeminent composers, Goldsmith has over 250 movies, television shows (including the theme from "The Man from U. N. C. L. E. ") and radio plays to his credit. He began his career at CBS Radio before being hired by the legendary Alfred Newman for the film, "Lonely are the Brave. "
Goldsmith's body of work includes the scores for Disney's "Mulan," which won him an Annie Award for Animated Features, "L. A. Confidential," "Basic Instinct," "Hoosiers," "Under Fire," "Poltergeist," the memorable theme from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "The Boys from Brazil," "The Wind and the Lion," "Chinatown," "Papillon," "Patton," "Planet of the Apes," "The Sand Pebbles" and "A Patch of Blue. "
Goldsmith also received an Achievement Award at the 1998 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and three Saturn Award nominations from the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy.