Lehmann, Michael 1957–

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LEHMANN, Michael 1957–

(Michael Lehman)


Full name, Michael S. Lehmann; born March 30, 1957, in San Francisco, CA; married Holland Sutton; children: two. Education: Attended University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University, graduated; attended University of Tuebingen and School of Visual Arts, New York City; University of Southern California, M.F.A., 1985.


Agent—Jason Spitz, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Rosalie Swedlin, Industry Entertainment, 955 South Carrillo Dr., Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Director, producer, and writer. Zoetrope Studios, worked as a video camera supervisor, 1982–83.

Awards, Honors:

Nomination for Grand Jury Prize, Sun-dance Film Festival, dramatic category, 1989, Critics Award nomination, Deauville Film Festival, 1989, Independent Spirit Award nomination (with producer Denise Di Novi), Independent Features Project/West, best first feature, 1990, all for Heathers; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing for a comedy series, 1996, for "I Was a Teenage Lesbian," The Larry Sanders Show.


Film Director:

Beaver Gets a Boner (student film), University of Southern California, 1985.

(As Michael Lehman) Heathers, New World, 1989.

Hudson Hawk, TriStar, 1991.

Meet the Applegates (also known as The Applegates), Triton Pictures, 1991.

Airheads, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.

The Truth about Cats & Dogs, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

My Giant, Columbia, 1998.

40 Days and 40 Nights (also known as 40 jours et 40 nuits), Miramax, 2002.

Mary Warner, Arclight Films, 2005.

Your Word against Mine, Miramax, 2005.

Director of the short film Ed's Secret Life, broadcast in an episode of Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC. Some source cite Lehmann as the director of the film The Wishbones.

Film Executive Producer:

Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994.

Film Electronic Cinema Technician:

One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982.

(As Michael Lehman) The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983.

Television Executive Producer with Others; Series:

Century City, CBS, 2004.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Night of the Dead Living," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993.

"Good Housekeeping," Fallen Angels (also known as Perfect Crimes), Showtime, 1995.

"I Was a Teenage Lesbian," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.

(As Michael Lehman) "Five Votes Down," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Also directed episodes of A.U.S.A., NBC; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS; Jack & Jill, The WB; Pasadena, Fox; Watching Ellie, NBC; and Wonderfalls, Fox. Directed "The Face Was Familiar," an unaired episode of Century City, CBS.

Television Director; Pilots:

Life on Mars, HBO, 1994.

The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye, 1997.

Trash, The WB, 2003.

The Deerings, Fox, 2004.



Himself, Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads, Blue Underground, 2001.

Himself, The Dream Studio (short documentary film released on the DVD of One from the Heart), American Zoetrope, 2004.



(With Redbeard Simmons) Meet the Applegates (also known as The Applegates), Triton Pictures, 1991.

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