Sigurjon Sighvatsson Biography (1952-)

Some sources transliterate name as Sigurjon Sighvabson; born June 15, 1952, in Reykjavik, Iceland; immigrated to the United States, 1978; son of SighvaturKarlsson and Sigurborg Sigurjonsdottir; married Sigridur Thorisdottur, December 2, 1974; children: Thor Snaer Sigurjonsson.

Nationality
Icelandic
Gender
Male
Occupation
Film, music video producer
Birth Details
June 15, 1952
Reykjavik, Iceland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Teen Steam (also known as Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam), Propaganda Films, 1988
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) A Climate for Killing, FoxVideo, 1991
  • (With Steve Golin) Kalifornia, Gramercy, 1993
  • (With Golin) Canadian Bacon, Gramercy, 1994
  • (With Dale Pollock) S.F.W., Gramercy, 1994
  • (With Golin) Summer Camp (also known as A Pig's Tale), Gramercy, 1994
  • Dead Connection (also known as Final Combination), Propaganda Films, 1994
  • Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker's "Lord of Illusions"), United Artists, 1995
  • Box of Moonlight, Trimark Pictures, 1996
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (also known as Brain Candy and The Drug), Paramount, 1996
  • Just Looking, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996
  • The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997
  • 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997
  • Bandwagon, Cinepix Film Properties, 1997
  • Polish Wedding, Fox Searchlight, 1998
  • Phoenix, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Homegrown, TriStar, 1998
  • Arlington Road, PolyGram Film Distribution, 1999
  • 200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999
  • Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999
  • Passion of Mind, Paramount, 2000
  • Producer
  • (With Steven Golin) Private Investigations (also known as P.I.Investigations), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • (With Golin) The Blue Iguana, Paramount, 1988
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson; with Golin and Stanley Wlodkowski) Fear, Anxietyand Depression, Samuel Goldwyn, 1989
  • (With Golin and David W. Warfield) Kill Me Again, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • (With Golin and Monty Montgomery) Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson; with Golin and Montgomery) Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's Wild at Heart), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson; with Golin) Ryd (also known as Rust),Manifesto, 1991
  • (With Golin and Alan Poul) Candyman, TriStar, 1992
  • Ruby, Triumph Releasing, 1992
  • (With Golin and Howard Rosenman) A Stranger among Us (also known as Close to Eden), Buena Vista, 1992
  • (With Golin) Red Rock West, Propaganda Films, 1993
  • Desert Lunch, 1993
  • (With others) Dream Lover, Gramercy, 1994
  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (also known as Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh), Gramercy, 1995
  • Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort, Set It on Fire), Miramax, 1996
  • Going All the Way, Gramercy, 1997
  • The Weight of Water, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • K-19: The Widowmaker, Paramount, 2002
  • Other
  • Director, The Story of L. Sharkey, 1982
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Associate producer, Hard Rock Zombies, Cannon, 1983
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Post-production supervisor, Nickel Mountain,1985
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Associate producer, American Drive-In, Star,1985
  • Associate producer, "Tristan und Isolde," Aria, R. V. P. Productions, 1987
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Supervising producer (with Steven Golin, Tim Clawson, and Jay Roewe) Truth or Dare (documentary; also known as In Bedwith Madonna and Madonna: Truth or Dare), Miramax, 1991
  • A Thousand Acres, Touchstone, 1997
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Heat Wave, TNT, 1990
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Memphis, TNT, 1992
  • Miniseries
  • Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City"), PBS, 1994
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1990
  • Producer, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990-1991
  • Executive producer, Salute Your Shorts, Nickelodeon, 1991
  • Pilots
  • Producer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Executive producer, Salute Your Shorts, Nickelodeon, 1990
  • Specials
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Executive producer, Save the Planet: A CBS/HardRock Cafe Special, CBS, 1990
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Co-executive producer, Coca-Cola Pop Music "Backstage Pass to Summer," Fox, 1991
  • Producer, Rock the Vote, MTV and Fox, 1992
  • Producer, Education First, CBS, 1992
  • (As Joni Sighvatsson) Executive producer, Harlow: The Blond Bombshell, TNT, 1993
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Story of L. Sharkey, 1982

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Hollywood Reporter, August, 1991, p. S36
    • Interview, October, 1994, p. 102
    • Rolling Stone, August 23, 1990, p. 137

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