LEE HORSLEY AND LYNDA CARTER-STAR IN "HAWKEYE" A NEW ONE-HOUR FRONTIER ADVENTURE SERIES FROM STEPHEN J. CANNELL PRODUCTIONS, PREMIERING IN SYNDICATION WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12
Against the breathtaking scenery of eighteenth-century North America, Emmy award winning writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell brings the adventure, drama, beauty and: hardship of frontier life to television this fall when the syndicated series., HAWKEYE, premieres during the Week of September 12 (check local listings). The weekly one-hour drama is cleared in over 84 percent of the country, including the top ten markets, and 22 episodes are being produced.
Lee Horsley stars as Hawkeye, the legendary frontiersman created by author James Fenimore Cooper in his series of classic novels, The Leatherstocking Tales. The television series brings to life Hawkeye's further adventures in the wild and beautiful terrain of the Hudson River Valley.
Lynda Carter shares star billing as Elizabeth Shields, a courageous woman who must face the rugged challenges of frontier life alone after the disappearance of her husband, William. Raised in a wealthy and cultured Virginia home, Elizabeth is an educated woman at a, time when education is thought to be important only for men. Her husband is a successful merchant, and Elizabeth is content with her quiet life of family, friends and books. But her tranquility is shattered when William like countless other, restless pioneers, becomes obsessed with the desire to forsake a civilized life in Virginia for the wild, unexplored territory of the Hudson River Valley. Elizabeth reluctantly agrees to accompany him to this strange and difficult land where they open a busy trading post and begin building a new life.
Elizabeth's plans for the future are shattered once again, however, when William is kidnapped by the Iroquois. Vowing to rescue him, Elizabeth turns to the woodsman Hawkeye, whose near-mythical skills as a hunter and tracker have made him a legend among the settlers and tribes of the Hudson River Valley.
While the French and Indian War rages around them, a compelling love triangle develops among Hawkeye, Elizabeth and the vanished William. Although settlers rarely return after being taken by the Iroquois, Elizabeth's strong moral code requires her to remain true to her husband despite the mutual attraction growing between herself and Hawkeye. She sees in the handsome frontiersman many qualities that: were lacking in her own husband. Hawkeye is completely self-sufficient, at peace with nature and wise in the ways of the local tribes, the Hurons, the Iroquois and, the Mohicans. Beneath Hawkeye's strength and quick intelligence, Elizabeth also sees a kindness that touches her deeply.
Also featured is series regular Rodney Grant (Dances with Wolves) as Chingachgook, a Mohican, and friend of Hawkeye since childhood. They are bonded together by their shared culture and connection to the natural world.
"America in 1755 is a rich and vivid backdrop for a romantic adventure series like HAWKEYE," said executive producer Stephen J. Cannell. "Striking parallels exist between that time and our own. Today, questions about the intent, character and future course of our country are at the forefront of national , debate these same questions raged as armed conflict 240 years ago. Like our ancestors, we are living in times of uncertainty, when a new order is emerging from diverse' claims to our culture and our natural resources."
Shooting outside Vancouver, British Columbia, HAWKEYE marks the return to episodic television, and the first venture into first-run syndication for two popular and enduring stars, Lee Horsley and Lynda Carter. Known for, his highly rated action series, Paradise and Matt Houston, Lee Horsley was attracted to the part of Hawkeye for many reasons: "This part has everything," Horsley explains. "Hawkeye is a classic character from early American fiction, his relationship With Elizabeth is complex, and the world they live in is full of danger and adventure. I love being outdoors, and HAWKEYE's wilderness setting gives me the chance to work in some of the most beautiful country in the world."
Lynda Carter has been a favorite with television audiences since her first series-, Wonder Woman', was a hit in the mid-1970s. Since then, the actress has made a point of playing strong, independent women. I was very drawn to the character of Elizabeth Shields," says Carter. "This, is a woman who had no real desire to come to the wilderness-, she was just following her husband. But her husband has disappeared, and Elizabeth must look within herself for the strength to survive in a hostile, unfamiliar environment. Television has always looked at the wilderness from a man's point of view; HAWKEYE will explore the way women lived and triumphed over hardships more, than 200 years ago."
Hawkeye and Elizabeth's adventures will involve political intrigues of the day, cultural clashes between settlers and Native Americans, and the struggle to live in harmony with the often brutal natural world.
The series' executive producers are Stephen J. Cannell and David Levinson. Co-executive producer is Steve Feke; supervising producer is N. John Smith and co-producer is Jack Eyler. HAWKEYE is produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. and is filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
At the end of a winding road through the Greater Vancouver Regional District forest, in a clearing surrounded by mountains thick with evergreens, stands Fort Bennington, the setting, for HAWKEYE, Stephen J. Cannell Productions' new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication, starring Lee Horsley and Lynda Carter.
"It's a magical location," says Executive Producer David Levinson. "In the early morning, the sun breaks, over the horizon and illuminates billowing clouds of white mist, as if God had taken a giant brush and dolloped them on the mountain tops. This is one of the few places left on earth that remains as majestic and unspoiled as the vast wilderness of the Hudson River Valley encountered by North American setters in the 1750s."
The adventures of HAWKEYE, inspired by James Fenimore Cooper's frontier hero of the same name in his classic novels, The Leatherstocking Tales, are set in the turbulent mid-eighteenth century during; the French and 'Indian Wars. While the British and French fought for dominance along the fur trading routes of, the Hudson River, the various Indian tribes of the region, including the Delaware, Iroquois and Huron, played out their own rivalries in their alliances with the colonial forces.
The colonial forces were fighting in a new world using old-world techniques. The formal European style of military engagement -- lines of soldiers marching across battlefields in bright uniforms, firing on command - was useless against the Native Americans'. surprise attacks and undetectable movements through the dense forests. Both the British and the French were exhausted and demoralized from waging a war in unfamiliar territory, fighting by unfamiliar rules.
Bridging the old and new worlds is the legendary hero, Hawkeye. As portrayed both in Cooper's novels and Cannell's television series, he, represents the individual spirit of the emerging new American. Raised by both missionaries and Indians, Hawkeye is at home, in the wilderness, and he understands and respects the tribal ways. He, owes allegiance to no government, only to his friends, and moves with total ease among both the British and the Indians. Hawkeye is the model of a hero whose strength comes from his knowledge,', skill and understanding," says Levinson. "'He triumphs by living -in harmony with nature, pot fighting against it."
To bring the world of HAWKEYE to life, the producers have assembled an extraordinary team of designers, historians and craftspeople. "Whale we're recreating life in the/ 1750s for the series, we're keeping in mind that James Fenimore Cooper wrote his novels nearly 100 years later," says Production Designer Phil Schmidt. "'Cooper, as well I as, the Hudson River 'Valley school of painters in the mid-1800s, had a romanticized vision of life on the, frontier before the American Revolution. In reality, life during the French and Indian Wars was difficult, dirty and dark, but the art and literature of the next century portrays it with a sheen or glow, symbolizing the spirit of the 1700s and the heroism of the frontiersmen who, helped forge new, nation, We're going to great lengths to create sets, costumes and props authentic to- the Hudson River Valley region in the mid 1700s, but the series will also have a, gorgeous, rich look in keeping with the heroic vision of Cooper and the other artists of his time."
Fort Bennington, the British, outpost that is the center of daily life in the series was constructed according to authentic designs of, the period. Extensive research included consulting the writings of Benjamin Franklin, who chronicled the raising of a fort in Pennsylvania. "Forts of the period were designed in a star shape, creating cross-fire zones in the trenches between the bastions," explains series Art Director, Jim Cardeiro, a student of the military history of the period Known as the Vauban system of defense; after the chief engineer for Louis XIV, this French method was the model for warfare throughout Europe and Great Britain.
With a dedicated crew of 20 carpenters (who enthusiastically lived out their childhood fantasies of building a fort in the woods) Fort, Bennington was constructed in about 30 days., "This is the first permanent set for, an on-going, series that has been permitted in this wilderness area," says Supervising Producer N. John Smith. "We're complying with strict regulations so as not to disturb the land and wildlife. It's not uncommon for our crew to encounter deer, and sometimes even bears or mountain lions on location."
Respect for the land and its inhabitants is evident in all aspects of the production. As filming of a canoe scene takes place on the lake near Fort Bennington, a small raft transports props, skimming cleanly and silently over the dear water by electric motor. Even horse manure is immediately removed and the ground disinfected to prevent importation of any seeds or' rains not native to the area.
All Native American roles in HAWKEYE are cast with Native American actors, many of whom are experts in the ancient arts of archery, hatchet throwing,, canoeing and canoe building., Champion Native American canoe racers, are featured in canoeing scenes. Additionally, Native American craftspeople have created props for the various tribes portrayed- in HAWKEYE, using authentic methods. Hand-selected saplings, which are then carved and soaked in water, are - used to make bows. After soaking, they're then bent into
shape, dried and decorated with each tribe's traditional designs. A similar method is used, to make quivers: rawhide is soaked, shaped and dried, to form an extremely strong and durable vessel. Quivers are then decorated, perhaps with fur, or-painted with animal designs, such as bears or Wrtles, symbolizing the individual owner's personal totem.
"We're portraying an era in which nothing was mass produced," says Property Master, Clive Edwards. "By hand-crafting our props, using traditional methods, we can display the individuality that went into the production of every-day objects." Wampum belts used in the series were created by a Native American expert each taking 35 hours of hand-beading, using two hundred dollars' worth of bone beads.
"Creating, props with as much, historical authenticity as possible not only flavors the production visually, but helps to portray daily activities," notes Edwards. "For instance, paper was extremely expensive in the 1700s, so letters were not sent in envelopes that would, have been viewed as a decadent waste. Letters were simply folded and stamped with sealing wax." All books used in the production, including Elizabeth's trading post ledger and diary, have been created by the method of the time: folding the paper, binding and then slicing the pages open.
Firearms used in the series are also completely authentic to the period, crafted according to the patterns of the time and using actual flintlocks and black powder. "It's important to use authentic flintlocks.," emphasizes Edwards, a firearms specialist, "because there's: no way you can fake the- delay between the flash in the pan and firing of the main charge." (The saying still in use today, "flash in the pan," originated with the flintlock rifle.) Edwards -admits, "'It's frustrating for the director when the weather is damp, the powder won't ignite and a -rifle won't fire, but believe me, it was even more frustrating for the soldiers in 1755!"
Life for the French and British soldiers on the frontier many of whom were peasants or thieves on the run - was harsh and disciplined. Officers were men of family wealth who purchased their commissions and their regiments, and they enforced strict regulations on the soldiers to keep them in line. "It was a complicated period in terms of social graces and mannerisms," says Lori Kuchera, in charge of, extras, casting for the series. "Mat's why we're not casting extras for the French -and British regiments and the members of the Fort Bennington community by the usual routes. We're going to historic recreation groups and finding people who are interested in life in the 1700s. They're skilled in the, crafts of the period such as candlemaking, shoemaking, fife playing, and will be engaged in these activities to give an authentic atmosphere to the community scenes."
The French British regiments featured in the series are trained according to actual drill manuals of the period. Simon Sherwood, military advisor to the series and an expert historic recreationalist, is the "commander" in charge on the set and takes the troops through daily 18-point firearms drills (in French for the French militia), marches and inspections. "One of the biggest challenges is learning to survive in a heavy three-piece wool: uniform, with long-johns, underneath to protect the skin from scratching, which was worn even in hot summer weather," says Sherwood. To condition the, soldiers for the rigors of HAWKEYE duty, Sherwood puts them through four-and-a-half kilometer runs with calisthenics, and marches them in formation - even back to the, dressing trailers from the set.
Military uniforms used in the, serie's are historically correct recreations of, the formal dress uniforms of the period, including the officers' hat, coat, wig, walking, stick and "gourget," a small metal plate at the throat, worn as a symbol left over-from earlier days of medieval, European armor.
Kate Healey, costume designer for the series, conducted extensive research, including studying paintings and reading diaries and wills of the period, which often listed clothing purchases and bequests. "It's difficult to find actual items of clothing that have been preserved, because cloth was so valuable ,at the time that it was used and reused until it wore out," says Healey. "Sleeves were reversed, hats were made from used pieces of clothing. Cloth was even more valuable than skins or fur."
Hawkeye's colorful sash is hand woven and typical of a valuable trade item of the time. Native Americans also wore pieces of silver on their clothing, seen on Chingachgook in the series, which could be removed and used for trade. "Bright colors were popular, during this era," says Healey, "although they would have faded with use. From an artistic standpoint, we'll be, using slightly brighter shades for Hawkeye, Elizabeth and Chingachgook, to give them the heroic aura, portrayed in the stories."
From its careful attention to historic detail to its stunning vistas of the North American wilderness, HAWKEYE offers viewers a television experience unlike any, other: the bold adventure of America's first frontier.
Lynda Carter stars as the courageous pioneer, Elizabeth Shields, in HAWKEYE, the new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication, from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Carter's stage experience, began with high school musicals. In the 1970s Carter won the Miss World USA contest, and moved to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first break in Los Angeles was a big one. Carter was cast as the star of a new ABC (later CBS) series, Wonder Woman, based on tile comic book super heroine created by Charles Moulton in the 1940s. The series enjoyed a five-year run beginning in 1976.
Carter evolved from a mythical champion to a leading actress with such television movies as NBC's highly rated Born to be Sold, which explored the illegal selling of children for adoption. The Last Song for CBS tackled unregulated chemical pollution. Two more CBS television movies followed: Carter starred with Stacy Keach in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Murder Takes All and in the coveted title role of Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess. In 1984, Carter starred with Loni Anderson in a well-received NBC series, Partners in Crime.
Through the 1980s, Carter's singing and dancing delighted television audiences innumerous specials. The Emmy-winning Lynda Carter Celebration was, followed by Lynda, Carter: Body and Soul, which earned two Emmy nominations, and Lynda Carter: Street Life. Carter's athletic grace, humor and singing abilities translated equally, well to the stage and her live performances have been seen by thousands in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Atlantic City, the London Palladium and the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo.
After devoting several years to raising her children, Carter returned to television in two highly rated TV movies: Daddy for NBC and Posing for CBS. She recently wrapped production on the feature film Lightning in a Bottle, in' which she has the starring role opposite Dee Wallace Stone, Martin Kove and Matt McCoy. In order to develop compelling projects with strong female leads Carter formed Lynda Carter Productions, which not only produced her award winning specials, but television dramas such as Stillwatch (based on the Mary Higgins Clark novel) and the television movies- Born to be Sold and The Last Song.
For many years, Carter was associated with the cosmetics giant Maybelline. During that time, Carter produced her own successful home video, Lynda Carter Secrets to the Perfect Make-Up, released in 1986. Currently, she is the spokesperson for Lens Express.
Throughout her career, Carter has been honored with a myriad of awards including the Golden Eagle Award for Consistent Performance in television and Film, and Mexico's Ariel Award as International Entertainer of the Year.
Carter's passion for involvement extends well beyond her professional commitment. She is deeply involved in such charitable causes as the Susan G. Komen Foundation (for breast cancer, education and research), from which she received- the Jill Ireland Award for volunteerism, and a number of charities benefiting children. The actress lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, lawyer Robert Altman and their two children, Jamie and Jessica.
Lee Horsley stars in the title role of HAWKEYE, the new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
Horsley's talent, warmth and rugged good looks have made him a favorite with film, television and theater audiences. A true outdoors Man, Horsley grew up in Colorado, where he spent his summers working and playing on his cousin's ranch. Singing in' the church choir inspired him to perform in high school musicals, and his life-long love of theater was born.
At the University of Northern Colorado, Horsley studied vocal music, theater and communications. He toured with various summer stock companies before heading East to pursue a theatrical career in New York, where he has appeared in numerous productions including 1776, West Side Story and Mack and Mabel.
Horsley's television career began with a successful screen test for the lead, role in the NBC series Nero Wolfe. , He went on to star in series for all three networks, including Paradise and Bodies of Evidence, both for CBS, as well as the long-running detective series, Matt Houston, for ABC. His television work has also included mini-series, with starring roles in NBC's Crossings and ABC's acclaimed North and South: Book ILI He has also starred in the television movies Infidelity and French Silk for ABC, Palomino for NBC and Single Women, Married Men for CBS.
Horsley has appeared in motion pictures, as well, gaining attention early in his career with, the lead role of "Talon" in The Sword and The Sorcerer, a fantasy adventure film which has become a favorite among Sci-Fi fans.
An avid sports man, Horsley takes time out from his- busy career whenever possible, to return to the outdoors. He is an excellent fly fisherman as well as an accomplished horseman., "He feels a personal affinity for the eighteenth-century time period of his new series, HAWKEYE, and even builds his own black powder rifles a type of firearm used in pre-revolutionary America.
Horsley particularly enjoys donating his time and energy to children's charities and has found a special use for the cowboy skins he learned during his boyhood summers in Colorado: he rides in the charity rodeo, "Cowboys for Kids," where he competes in the team-roping event.
Rodney A. Grant stars as Chingachgook in HAWKEYE, the new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
Grant became an instant favorite with film audiences when he starred as the fearless Wind in His Hair in Kevin Costner's Academy Award-winning film, Dances With Wolves. Born near Winnebago, Nebraska, Grant grew up on the Omaha Tribal Reservation and served in the Marine'Corps. While working as a counselor to young Native Americans, Grant came to believe strongly in the importance of self-esteem and positive role models. As an extension of these beliefs, Grant made the decision to become an actor while watching Sam Waterston play an Indian in the film Eagle's Wing. 'Believing that such roles should be cast only with Native Americans, Grant auditioned and won the role, of a villager/hunter in the television documentary, We Are One.
Grant next won the role of Crow Tracker, in the film War Party. Additional roles followed in Pow-Wow Highway and Broken Documents. Since his breakthrough role in Dances with Wolves, Grant has starred as Crazy Horse in Son of the Morning Star, a mini-series about George Armstrong, Custer and the legendary Battle of the Little Big Horn. In the television movie Lakota Moon, Grant appeared as Kills First. For the role of Jamuga in the six-hour mini-series, Gengis Khan, Grant spent four months in Russia. Recent projects include Geronimo, An American Legend , Wagons East with the late John Candy, and the rodeo film, FTW.
Grant is the national spokesperson for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Tireless in his efforts to improve the quality of life for all Native Americans, he travels the country in support of ethnic pride and environmental causes.
From his introduction to television production as co-creator/writer/producer of the long-running NBC series The Rockford Files to the 1979 formation of his own independent television production company, Stephen J. Cannell has proven to be not only one of television's most prolific writers, but also one of Hollywood's most dynamic personalities.
Throughout his career, the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer has written more than 350 episodes of the series he has created, and produced or executive produced more than 1,500 episodes. He has created or co-created over 35 shows including The Rockford Files, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Baretta, City of Angels, Tenspeed & Brownshoe, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Riptide, The last Precinct, Stingray, J.J. Starbuck, Sonny Spoon, 21,jump Street, Wiseguy, Hunter, Top of the Hill, Booker, Broken Badges, Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, The Commish, Palace Guard, Silk Stalkings, Renegade, Cobra, and Traps.
Cannell's writing talents and desire burgeoned in his teen years, yet when he graduated from college, he took a job with his father's interior design firm to support his young family. He wrote every evening and soon sold several story ideas to Mission Impossible but was considered too young and inexperienced to write the actual scripts.
Cannell. worked steadily at his after-hours script writing for more than four years before he was able to, make his next sale, an episodic television, script for It Takes A Thief., Prompted by this initial success, he left the field of interior design, never to return. Cannell's television career truly took off in 1966, when he submitted a script for the Universal series Adam 12. The producers and actors were so impressed by the storyline and dialogue that Cannell. was immediately offered the position of head writer. His years of effort had suddenly turned Cannell into an "overnight success".
While working at Universal Studios, Cannell. increasingly gained the respect of his colleagues for his skills as a writer and his instincts as a creator of new programming. The Rockford, Files, Baretta and Baa Baa Black Sheep are among the many popular shows he created while at Universal. In 1979, Cannell decided to form his own independent production company, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc., in order to achieve "creative control." The company started off soundly with Tenspeed & Brownshoe starring Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum. the A-Team, Riptide, Hunter, and, 21 Jump Street are just a few of the successful series that have since been Produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
In spite of his outstanding success in the production field, however, Cannell considers himself primarily a writer. This is the only studio in town that I know of that's run by a, writer for writers" he states. "If I ever stopped producing or running a studio, I'd still be writing. I spend too much time at a typewriter to be called anything but a writer."
In 1986, a parent company, The Cannell Studios, was formed to oversee all aspects of the organization's operations. The Cannell Studios has currently surpassed the $1 billion mark in production outlays and has experienced remarkable growth and diversification in areas such as commercials, merchandising, movies and mini-series, as well as first-run and off-network -programming. The company has one of the highest Percentage records of pilots that have gone to series.
Upon meeting Cannell, it is clear that the numerous, charming characters he has created over the, years have emerged from his own persona, for he is genuinely open and friendly. His charismatic personality combined with his television credits and thorough knowledge of the television industry have made Cannell an in-demand interview subject and popular guest on television talk shows.
It wasn't until April 1991, however that television viewers were able to, see Cannell step out from behind his typewriter on a weekly basis when he, assumed hosting duties of a show he wrote and created for the new CBS Crime Time after Prime Time late night lineup, Scene of the Crime. He currently has a recurring role as Lieutenant Donald "Dutch" Dixon on the first-run syndicated series Renegade.
Cannell's success is not only measurable by his career accomplishments but also by his personal achievements., While growing up, undiagnosed dyslexia caused him to flunk out of two schools and regard himself as a failure. Because he experienced firsthand the hardships that parents 1 and teachers often place on a dyslexic child, he has become a spokesperson on the subject and serves as National Chairperson for, the Orton Dyslexia Society. He sponsored and performed in "Gifts of Greatness" - a filmed play depicting famous, dyslexics in history. The video has been used as a vital educational tool and ha& been shown around the world. In addition to the countless hours of television he has written, Cannell recently completed a 900-page novel.
A devoted family man, Cannell is, third generation, Californian and currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife Marcia (his junior high school sweetheart) and their three children. Among the activities they enjoy are tennis; skiing and boating.
David Levinson is executive producer of HAWKEYE, the new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication, from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
Early in, his career, Levinson produced several hit series, for NBC, including The Bold Ones, Sarge and the long-running western, The Virginian. For producing the NBC drama, The Senator, Levinson was awarded an Emmy for Best Series.
Moving to ABC, Levinson produced one of the most popular series of the 1970s, Charlie's Angels, with stars Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson. He served as Producer on NBC's Mrs. Columbo and as executive producer on the ABC series, O'Hara. He was also the 'supervising producer of ABC's enormously popular Hart to Hart, starring Robert, Wagner and Stephanie Powers-as a husband-and-wife detective team.
In addition to his network successes, Levinson, was the executive producer and winner of cable television's ACE award for Best Series for his work on USA Network's Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In first-run syndication he served as executive producer of Cannell Studios' 21 Jump Street and Street Justice.
The list of Levinson's movies for television is as impressive as his series credits.
He was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed NBC movie, A Case Of Rape, starring Elizabeth Montgomery. Tackling another tough social issue, Levinson produced Sara T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic for NBC. As a writer-producer, Levinson's credits include such television movies as Kicks, Fantasies and This House Possessed for ABC, Top Secret for NBC and Force Five for CBS.
Steve Feke is the co-executive producer of HAWKEYE, the new frontier adventure series for first-run syndication, from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
He began his career as a journalist, covering the plight of Cuban refugees in Spain. Returning to the U.S., Feke was hired by Hatos-Hall Productions where he wrote, produced and co-created 11 network pilots. By, the time he left to make his first feature film, Feke had become head of development and production for Hatos-Hall.
Feke' s versatility as a writer/director/producer led to a distinguished career in television and feature films. Feke co-wrote and/co-produced the Columbia Pictures film, When A Stranger Calls, for which he received the Critics Award, Special Jury Award at the Avoriaz Film Festival. He served as writer/producer on the Guber/Peters/Warner Bros. feature film Snowman, and re-wrote scripts for both Poltergeist III for MGM/UA and Warrior for Warner Bros. As a writer/ director, Feke's credits include Papa Was a Preacher for Producer Martin Jurow, and Keys to Freedom, with stars Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif, for Pen-World Productions.
Feke's current film projects include All Honourable Men for Producer Freddie Fields and Ants of God which is in pre-production for Todd AO/TAE Productions.
His television credits include writer/supervising producer duties for the ABC series Sable. He also served as supervising producer on NBCs Dark Shadows and FBC's Against the Law.
Most recently, Feke served as co-writer on all stories for the first season of Missing Persons, also from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc.
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