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Shelton, Ron 1945–

SHELTON, Ron 1945–

PERSONAL

Full name, Ronald W. Shelton; born September 15, 1945, in Whittier, CA; married Lolita Davidovich (an actress; also known as Lolita David); children: Valentina. Education: Westmont College, B.A., 1967; University of Arizona, Tucson, M.F.A., 1974.

Addresses:

AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—David Lust, Patricola/Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career:

Writer, director, and producer. Bordertown Pictures, principal. Played for several minor league baseball teams, including the Baltimore Orioles farm team, 1967–71, and Rochester Red Wings; worked in various other fields, including landscaping, carpentry, and substitute teaching. As a sculptor, exhibitions included a solo show at the Space Gallery.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

New York Film Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Film Critics Award, both 1988, Writers Guild of America Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, and Academy Award nomination, all 1989, all best original screenplay, all with Daniel Yost, for Bull Durham; Maverick Tribute Award, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2001.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Bull Durham, Orion, 1988.

Blaze, Buena Vista, 1990.

White Men Can't Jump, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Cobb, Warner Bros., 1994.

Tin Cup, Warner Bros., 1996.

Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It), Buena Vista, 1999.

Dark Blue, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

Hollywood Homicide, Columbia/Revolution Studios, 2003.

Film Executive Producer:

Sharkskin (short film), 1991.

Blue Chips, Paramount, 1994.

Open Season, Legacy Releasing, 1996.

No Vacancy, Highlight Film, 1999.

Film Producer:

Associate producer, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit), Universal, 1981.

Hollywood Homicide, Columbia/Revolution Studios, 2003.

Film Second Unit Director:

Under Fire, Orion, 1983.

The Best of Times, Universal, 1986.

Film Creative Consultant:

The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit), Universal, 1981.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Looking for Oscar (documentary), Lesser/Montague Productions, 1998.

Himself, Welcome to Hollywood, PM Entertainment Group, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Diamonds on the Silver Screen, American Movie Classics, 1992.

Himself, Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997.

Himself, Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy, PBS, 1998.

Himself, The N–Word, Trio, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "His Name Is Arliss Michaels," Arli$$, HBO, 1998.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Gladys Knight, Lifetime, 2003.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including an appearance as a guest, On the Record with Bob Costas, HBO.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Between the Lines: The Making of "Bull Durham" (short documentary), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Blue Code (short documentary), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With Clayton Frohman) Under Fire, Orion, 1983.

The Best of Times, Universal, 1986.

Bull Durham, Orion, 1988.

Blaze, Buena Vista, 1990.

(And songs "Gloria" and "If I Lose") White Men Can't Jump, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Blue Chips, Paramount, 1994.

Cobb, Warner Bros., 1994.

The Great White Hype, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Tin Cup, Warner Bros., 1996.

Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It), Buena Vista, 1999.

(With others) Bad Boys II (also based on a story by Shelton; also known as Good Cops: Bad Boys II), Columbia, 2003.

Hollywood Homicide, Columbia/Revolution Studios, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 16, 2000, pp.14–17, 36.

Saturday Night, June, 1996, p. S12.

Sport, December, 1994, p. 66.

Sporting News, January 30, 1995, p. 8.

Sports Illustrated, November 28, 1994, p. 7.

Variety, May 21, 2001, p. S43.

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