Neufeld, Mace 1928-

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Neufeld, Mace 1928-

PERSONAL

Full name, Mace Alvin Neufeld; born July 13, 1928, in New York, NY; son of Philip M. (a stockbroker) and Margaret Ruth (maiden name, Braun) Neufeld; married Helen Katz (a designer), February 28, 1954; children: Bradley David, Glenn Jeremy, Nancy Ann. Education: Yale University, B.A., English and drama, 1949 (some sources cite 1948); graduate study at New York University, 1958-60. Politics: Democrat.

Addresses:

Office—Mace Neufeld Productions, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 517, East Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Agent—Mickey Freiberg, Acme Talent and Literary Agency, 4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Career:

Producer and executive. Photographer for New York City and syndicated publications, 1943-45; DuMont Network, production assistant to Raymond E. Nelson, 1949-50; Ray Bloch Associates, Inc. (production and personal management company), New York City, founder and owner, 1951-59; BNB Productions, New York City, partner, 1959-70; Neufeld-Davis Productions, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, partner, beginning c. 1981; Neufeld/Rehme Productions, partner, beginning 1989; Mace Neufeld Productions, Beverly Hills, CA, producer; songwriter and performer; also the chairperson of a award nominating committee and scholarship fund.

Member:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Producers League, American Film Institute (member of the board of trustees), Friars Club, Yale Club of New York, Regency Club.

Awards, Honors:

Photograph of the Year award, New York World Telegram-Sun, 1944, grand prize, Eastman Kodak National Salon of Photography, 1945, and other awards, all for the photograph "Sammy's Home"; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding limited series, 1981, and Golden Globe Award, best miniseries, 1982, both with others, for East of Eden; ShoWest Award (with Robert Rehme), producer of the year, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1993; Hollywood Film Award, outstanding achievement in producing, Hollywood Film Festival, 2000; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2003.

CREDITS

Film Executive Producer:

The Omen (also known as Omen I, Omen I: The Antichrist, and Omen I: The Birthmark), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

The Funhouse (also known as Carnival of Terror), Universal, 1981.

Transylvania 6-5000, New World Pictures, 1985.

No Way Out, Orion, 1987.

Black Dog, Universal, 1998.

Lost in Space (also known as LS, Izgubljeni v vesolju, Kadunud kosmoses, Lost in space—matkalla avaruuteen, Perdidos en el espacio, Perdidos no espaco, Perdidos no espaco-O filme, and Perdus dans l'espace), New Line Cinema, 1998.

Gods and Generals, Warner Bros., 2003.

Film Producer:

The Frisco Kid (also known as No Knife), Warner Bros., 1979.

The Aviator, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

The Punisher, New World Pictures, 1989.

The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990.

Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1991.

Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991.

Stone Cold, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1991.

Patriot Games, Paramount, 1992.

Gettysburg, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994.

Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994.

The Saint, Paramount, 1997.

The Deceivers, 1999.

The General's Daughter (also known as Wehrlos-Die Tochter des Generals), Paramount, 1999.

Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung), Paramount, 2000.

The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2001.

Asylum, Paramount Classics, 2005.

Sahara (also known as Sahara—Abenteuer in der Wueste), Paramount, 2005.

Film Associate Producer:

Damien—Omen II (also known as Omen II and Omen II: Damien), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.

Omen III—The Final Conflict (also known as The Final Conflict), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Film Appearances:

WHCA dinner chairman, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2001.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, Laugh Line, NBC, 1959.

Executive producer, The Captain & Tennille, ABC, 1976-77.

Production executive, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., NBC, 1976-77.

Co-executive producer, Quark, NBC, 1978.

Executive producer, American Dream, ABC, 1981.

Executive producer, Lightning Force, syndicated, 1991-92.

Television Executive Producer; Miniseries:

East of Eden (also known as John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"), ABC, 1981.

A Death in California (also known as Psychopath), ABC, 1985.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Angel on My Shoulder, ABC, 1980.

Co-executive producer, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, NBC, 1991.

Omen IV: The Awakening, Fox, 1991.

For the Children: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (also known as For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal), Lifetime, 1996.

Gridlock (also known as Obstruction and Gridlock—Die Falle), NBC, 1996.

Woman Undone, Showtime, 1996.

Blind Faith, NBC, 1998.

Escape: Human Cargo (also known as Escape), Showtime, 1998.

Love and Treason (also known as Dark Targets), CBS, 2001.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, The Magic Planet, London Weekend Television and ABC, 1983.

Producer of stage production, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Showtime, c. 1983.

Provider of photographic stills, The Omen Legacy, American Movie Classics, 2001.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

The American Dream, ABC, 1981.

Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1981.

The Good Ship, The CW, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Himself, The Omen Legacy, American Movie Classics, 2001.

(And in archive footage) Himself, Patriot Games: Up Close, 2002.

Himself, The Curse of "The Omen," Channel 4 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herbert, "With Love and Twitches," Get Smart, NBC, 1968.

American Cinema, PBS, 1995.

Stage Producer:

The Flying Karamazov Brothers (revue), Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1983.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, The Omen Revealed, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Across the Sands of Sahara (short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Visualizing "Sahara" (short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

WRITINGS

Television Music; Series:

The Heckle and Jeckle Show (animated), syndicated, 1955, CBS, 1956-60, and 1965-66, NBC, 1969-71.

Music for Others:

Writer of musical material for vocalists such as Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dorothy Loudon, and the Ritz Brothers.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Hollywood Reporter, March 18, 1991.

New Yorker, May 13, 2002.

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