Joel Schumacher Biography (1939-)

Born August 29, 1939, in New York, NY; son of Francis and Marian (maiden name, Kantor) Schumacher.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Writer, director, costume designer, producer
Birth Details
August 29, 1939
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Costume designer, Play It As It Lays, Universal, 1972
  • Costume designer, The Last of Sheila, 1972
  • Costume designer, Blume in Love, 1973
  • Costume designer, Sleeper, United Artists, 1973
  • Costume designer, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Costume designer, Interiors, United Artists, 1978
  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981
  • D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet), Universal, 1983
  • St. Elmo's Fire, Columbia, 1985
  • The Lost Boys, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Cousins, Paramount, 1989
  • Flatliners, Columbia, 1990
  • Dying Young, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Falling Down, 1993
  • The Client, 1994
  • Batman Forever (also known as Forever), 1995
  • Executive producer, The Babysitter, 1995
  • A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Batman and Robin, Warner Bros., 1997
  • (And producer) 8MM, Columbia, 1999
  • (And producer) Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Tigerland, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Phone Booth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Dare, 2001
  • The Church of the Dead Girls, 2001
  • Executive producer, Gossip, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, Phaedra Cinema, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Production designer, Killer Bees, 1974
  • Director, The Virginia Hill Story, NBC, 1974
  • Director, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, NBC, 1979
  • Executive producer (with Stefanie Staffin Kowal), Slow Burn, Showtime, 1986
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • 2000 Malibu Road, 1992
  • Other Television Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Now We're Cookin' (pilot), CBS, 1983
  • Foxfire (also known as Code Name: Foxfire), 1985
  • 2000 Malibu Road (series), 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • Other Television Appearances
  • The ShoWest Awards (special), 1997
  • Masters of Fantasy: Joel Schumacher (special), Sci-Fi Channel, 1997
  • The Boys of Manchester: On the Set of Queer As Folk, 2000
  • Stage Work
  • Costume designer, The Time of the Cuckoo, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 1974
  • Director, Speed-the-Plow, Chicago, IL, 1989
  • Director, Them, HERE Arts Center, New York City, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Director of the music videos Devil Inside by INXS, The End Is the Beginning Is the End by Smashing Pumpkins, and Kiss from a Roseby Seal.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Car Wash, Universal, 1976
  • Sparkle (based on a story by Schumacher and Howard Rosenman), Warner Bros., 1976
  • The Wiz (based on musical of the same title by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls, which was based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum), Universal, 1978
  • D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet; based on a story by Schumacher and Topper Carew), Universal, 1983
  • (With Carl Kurlander), St. Elmo's Fire, Columbia, 1985
  • (And the song "Ashley") Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Television Scripts
  • The Virginia Hill Story (movie), NBC, 1974
  • Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (movie), NBC, 1979
  • Now We're Cookin' (pilot), CBS, 1983

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1996 Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press,
    Periodicals
    • Cinefastique, January, 1990.
    • Empire, Issue 88, 1996, pp. 62-64.
    • Interview, July, 1990; February, 1999, p. 80.
    • Movieline, February, 1999, pp. 66-70, 97.
    • Newsday, February 23, 1993.
    • New York Times, June 16, 1991; March 3, 1993; June 11, 1995.
    • People Weekly, July 14, 1997, p. 117.
    • Premiere, August, 1996, p. 76.
    • Starlog, September, 1990; July, 1995; September, 1996; July, 1997.

    User Contributions:

    june
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    Sep 5, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
    would like to know more about his lineage. my mother's maiden name was Schumacher also, she was born in Germany is now deceased. Wonder if they were related any way just curious as them having the both same last names.

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