(James M. Anderson)
Born in New City, NY; son of a stage manager and television director; grandson of Maxwell Anderson (a playwright and screenwriter). Education: Studied film at New York University and English at Syracuse University.
Addresses: Agent— The Mirisch Agency, 1801 Century Park East, Suite 1801, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Career: Cinematographer, director of photography, and camera operator. Worked on commercials, as a production assistant for a photographer, and with an industrial filmmaker and documentary maker; also worked as a scenery builder and at an advertising agency.
Member: American Society of Cinematographers, International Cinematographers Guild (also known as Camera Guild), former member of National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians.
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (also known as Dynamite Women ), New World, 1976.
Hollywood Boulevard, New World, 1976.
Malibu Beach (also known as Sunset Cove ), Crown International, 1978.
Piranha, New World, 1978.
Second unit cinematographer, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1989.
Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.
What's Love Got to Do with It, Buena Vista, 1993.
Everybody Can Float, Buena Vista, 1995.
Man of the House (also known as Pals Forever ), Buena Vista, 1995.
The Juror, Columbia, 1996.
Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997.
The Odd Couple II (also known as Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II ), Paramount, 1998.
Small Soldiers, Universal, 1998.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, MCA/Universal, 2000.
The Gift, Paramount, 2000.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dimension Films, 2001.
Bad Santa, Dimension Films, 2003.
The Girl Next Door, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.
Film Second Unit Director of Photography:
Robocop 2, Orion, 1990.
Bad Girls, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.
Batman & Robin, Warner Bros., 1997.
Showtime, Warner Bros., 2002.
Film Director of Photography; Additional Photography:
The 'burbs (also known as Life in the Burbs ), Universal, 1988.
Rising Sun, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.
(As James M. Anderson) Joy Ride (also known as Roadkill ), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.
Film Camera Operator:
Heart Like a Wheel, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.
(With others) Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1982.
Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1983.
Miracles, Orion, 1984.
Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend (also known as Dinosaur ... Secret of the Lost Legend ), Buena Vista, 1985.
The Best of Times, Universal, 1986.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Buena Vista, 1986.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Paramount, 1986.
Back to the Beach, Paramount, 1987.
Harry and the Hendersons (also known as Bigfoot and the Hendersons ), Universal, 1987.
The Running Man, TriStar, 1987.
(With others) The 'burbs (also known as Life in the Burbs ), Universal, 1988.
Everybody's All–American (also known as When I Fall in Love ), Warner Bros., 1988.
(As James M. Anderson) Tequila Sunrise, Warner Bros., 1988.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988.
Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1989.
Additional camera operator, Joe versus the Volcano, Warner Bros., 1990.
Film Second Unit Camera Operator:
Grand Theft Auto, New World, 1977.
Back to School, Orion, 1986.
Film Assistant Camera Operator:
Night Call Nurses, New World, 1972.
Second assistant camera operator, The Doll Squad (also known as Seduce and Destroy ), Ambassador, 1973.
The Stunt Man, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1977.
Airplane! (also known as Flying High ), Paramount, 1980.
... All the Marbles (also known as The California Dolls ), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1981.
(With others) E.T., the Extra–Terrestrial (also known as A Boy's Life, E.T., E.T. and Me, and Night Skies ), Universal, 1982, expanded version released as E.T. the Extra–Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary, 2002.
One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982.
Six Weeks, Universal, 1982.
(With others) Tron, Buena Vista, 1982.
(With others) That Was Then ... This Is Now, Paramount, 1985.
Male hippie, The Student Teachers (also known as College Coeds ), New World, 1973.
Television Cinematographer; Series:
Moon over Miami, ABC, 1993.
(With others) ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1994—.
Snoops, ABC, 1999.
Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001—.
The Court, ABC, 2002.
Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:
"Armed Response" and "Lightning" segments, Picture Windows, Showtime, 1994.
The Temptations, NBC, 1998.
Television Cinematographer; Movies:
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (also known as The Osiris Chronicles ), UPN, 1998.
Prince Charming, TNT, 2001.
Television Work; Specials:
Animation actor, Night of the Headless Horseman, Fox, 1999.
ICG Magazine, January, 2001.
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