Prinzi, Frank (William Snyder)

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Prinzi, Frank (William Snyder)


Education: New York University, graduate film program.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Cinematographer, director, and camera operator.


American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award, outstanding individual achievement in cinematography for a series, 1992, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in cinematography for a series, 1993, American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography in a regular series, 1993, all for Northern Exposure.


Film Cinematographer:

Sleepwalk, First Run Features, 1986.

Chief Zabu, 1986.

The Critical Years (short), 1987.

Seven Women—Seven Sins, ASA Communications, 1987.

A Better Tomorrow II (also known as Yinghung bunsik II and The Color of a Hero II), 1987.

The Suicide Club, Angelika Films, 1988.

The Prince of Pennsylvania, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Night of the Living Dead, Columbia, 1990.

(Seattle) The Silent Alarm, 1993.

Living in Oblivion, Sony, 1995.

Sex & the Other Man, 1995.

The Grave, New City Releasing, 1996.

She's the One, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997.

No Looking Back, PolyGram, 1998.

200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999.

The Best Man, Universal, 1999.

Chinese Coffee, Fox Searchlight, 2000.

Sidewalks of New York, Paramount, 2001.

Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (short), 2005.

Trumbo (documentary), 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Gaffer and key grip, Stranger Than Paradise, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1984.

Assistant camera, The Brother from Another Planet, Cinecom Pictures, 1984.

Assistant camera, Day of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead"), United Film Distribution Company, 1985.

Additional camera operator, Krush Groove, Warner Bros., 1985.

First assistant camera, She's Gotta Have It, Island Pictures, 1986.

Second camera operator, School Daze, Columbia, 1988.

Additional camera operator, Do the Right Thing, Universal, 1989.

Additional photography, Resident Alien, Greycat Films, 1990.

Additional photography, Paris Is Burning, Prestige Films, 1990.

Additional camera operator, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991.

Second unit photographer, The Ice Storm, Fox Searchlight, 1997.

Coproducer, Sidewalks of New York, Paramount, 2001.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Tad, Family Channel, 1995.

Stolen Women: Captured Hearts, CBS, 1997.

Firehouse, 1997.

The David Cassidy Story, NBC, 2000.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

The Fig Tree (also known as Wonderworks: "The Fig Tree"), PBS, 1987.

Dottie, PBS, 1987.

Blue Window, PBS, 1987.

Journey Into Genius (also known as Eugene O'Neill: "Journey Into Genius"), PBS, 1988.

Steven Wright in "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, " HBO, 1989.

Ask Me Again, PBS, 1989.

Television Producer; Specials:

Dottie, PBS, 1987.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Mystery Dance, ABC, 1995.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

True Blue, NBC, 1989.

(As William Snyder) "Sleep Well, Professor Oliver," Gideon Oliver (also known as By the Rivers of Babylon), ABC, 1989.

Northern Exposure, CBS, 1991-93.

Deadline, NBC, 2000.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2004-2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Sleeping with the Enemy," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1993.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002-2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Two Drink Minimum, Comedy Central, 1993.

Himself, "Sidewalks of New York," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance, 2001.