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Sigel, Newton Thomas 1960–

SIGEL, Newton Thomas 1960–

(Thomas Sigel, Tom Sigel)

PERSONAL

Born 1960. Education: Studied painting in Detroit and at the Whitney Museum, New York.

Addresses:

Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211–1934; Dattner Dispoto and Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 165, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career:

Cinematographer, director, and writer. Worked on television commercials for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, Budweiser, and Coca–Cola; also worked as a painter and experimental filmmaker.

Member:

American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

CableACE Award nomination, direction of photography and/or lighting direction for a dramatic or theatrical special/movie or miniseries, 1988, for Home Fries; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematography, 1996, for The Usual Suspects; Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best cinematography, 2000, for Three Kings; Apex Award, cinematography—fantasy/science fiction/horror, 2000, for X–Men; Apex Award nomination, cinematography—fantasy/science fiction/horror, for X2; Audience Award (with Lisa Chang), best live–action short film, Malibu Film Festival, 2005, for The Big Empty; Fennecus Award nomination, cinematography—lighting.

CREDITS

Film Cinematographer:

(As Thomas Sigel) Resurgence: The Movement for Equality vs. the Klu Klux Klan, 1981.

(As Thomas Sigel) El Salvador: Another Vietnam, Icarus Films, 1981.

(As Thomas Sigel) When the Mountains Tremble, New Yorker Films, 1983.

Atomic Artist (documentary short film), 1983.

(As Thomas Sigel) In Our Hands (documentary), Libra Cinema 5, 1984.

(As Thomas Sigel) Latino, CBS/Fox, 1985.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) Platoon, Orion, 1986.

(Second unit) Dead of Winter, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1987.

(Second unit) Matewan, Cinecom, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) Wall Street, Twentieth Century Fox, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel) Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy, First Run/Icarus Films, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel) Inheritance, 1988.

(As Tom Sigel) Teatro!, 1989.

Rude Awakening, Orion, 1989.

(As Tom Sigel) No More Disguises, 1989.

(As Tom Sigel; Kansas) Wild Orchid, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) H–2 Worker, First Run Features, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) The Doors, TriStar, 1991.

Salmonberries (also known as Percy Adlon's "Salmonberries"), Roxie Releasing, 1991.

Oliver Stone (documentary), 1992.

(As Tom Sigel) Into the West, Miramax, 1992.

(As Tom Sigel) Crossing the Bridge, Buena Vista, 1992.

Indian Summer (also known as L'ete indien), Buena Vista, 1993.

(As Tom Sigel) Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993.

Suspicious (short film), 1994.

Blankman, Columbia, 1994.

The Usual Suspects (also known as Die Ublichen Verdachtigen), Gramercy, 1995.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) Casino, Universal, 1995.

Foxfire, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

The Trigger Effect, Gramercy, 1996.

Blood and Wine (also known as Blood & Wine), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1996.

Fallen, Warner Bros., 1998.

Apt Pupil (also known as L'eleve doue and Un eleve doue—Ete de corruption), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Brokedown Palace, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999.

X–Men (also known as X–Men 1.5), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Confessions of a Hotroddin', Pinstripin', Kustomizin' Teenage Icon, Lions Gate Releasing, 2000.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (also known as Confessions d'un homme dangereux), Miramax, 2002.

X2 (also known as X–Men 2, X–2, X–Men 2: X–Men United, and X2: X–Men United), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

When the Mountains Trembled, New Video, 2004.

The Big Empty (short film), 2005.

The Brothers Grimm, Dimension Films, 2005.

Superman Returns, Warner Bros., 2006.

Logan's Run, Warner Bros., 2006.

Film Additional Photographer:

(As Thomas Sigel) We Are the Guinea Pigs, 1980.

The Thin Blue Line (documentary), Miramax, 1988.

(As Tom Sigel) Exquisite Corpses, Upfront Films, 1988.

(As Tom Sigel) Comic Book Confidential, Cinecom International Films, 1988.

(As Tom Sigel) Heart of Dixie, 1989.

(As Tom Sigel) Pump Up the Volume, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Wild Orchid, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

No Secrets, IRS Media, 1991.

Film Camera Operator:

(As Thomas Sigel) In Our Hands, Richter Productions, 1984.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) True Stories, Warner Bros., 1986.

(As Tom Sigel) Matewan, First Run/Icarus Films, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel; second unit) Dead of Winter, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1987.

Film Director:

(As Thomas Sigel) Resurgence: The Movement for Equality vs. the Klu Klux Klan, 1981.

(As Tom Sigel) No More Disguises, 1989.

(As Thomas Sigel) When the Mountains Tremble, 2004.

The Big Empty, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Himself, On the Set of Three Kings (documentary short film), Warner Home Video, 2000.

(As Tom Sigel) Himself, X–Men Production Scrapbook (documentary), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

(As Tom Sigel) Himself, The Second Uncanny Issue of X–Men! Making "X2" (documentary), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

(Uncredited) Police officer, X2 (also known as X–Men 2, X–2, X–Men 2: X–Men United, and X2: X–Men United), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988—.

Cop Rock, ABC, 1990.

House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2004.

Television Camera; Series:

TV Nation, Fox, 1994–95.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

(As Thomas Sigel) Home Fires, NBC, 1987.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

(As Thomas Sigel) Perfect People, ABC, 1988.

(As Thomas Sigel) Roe vs. Wade, NBC, 1989.

(As Tom Sigel) Rock Hudson, ABC, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) Challenger, ABC, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) A Promise to Keep, NBC, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) Daybreak, HBO, 1993.

(As Tom Sigel) A Time to Heal (also known as Jenny's Story), NBC, 1994.

Television Work; Movies:

Camera operator, A Time to Heal (also known as Jenny's Story), NBC, 1994.

Director, Point of Origin (also known as In the Heat of Fire), HBO, 2002.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

(As Tom Sigel) Turner and Hooch, NBC, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) Murder in High Places, NBC, 1991.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (also known as Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius), PBS, 1987.

Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (also known as Natica Jackson and Power, Passion and Murder), PBS, 1987.

Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (also known as A Table at Ciro's), PBS, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel) Oliver Stone: Inside Out (documentary), Showtime, 1992.

Television Work; Specials:

(As Tom Sigel) Codirector, Vandemonium Plus (also known as Ann Magnuson's "Vandemonium Plus"), HBO, 1987.

(As Tom Sigel) Camera operator, Martin Scorsese Directs (documentary), PBS, 1990.

(As Tom Sigel) Camera operator, A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan, NBC, 1991.

(As Tom Sigel) Editor and photography, In the Beginning … The Creationist Controversy (documentary), PBS, 1995.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Maternity," House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2004.

Television Work:

Also worked on Central America in Crisis (documentary), CBS; Guatemala (documentary), CBS; "El Salvador" (documentary), Frontline, PBS; "The Other England" (documentary), Frontline, PBS; "Our Aging Parents" (documentary), Frontline, PBS.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos; as Cinematographer:

K. D. Lang, "So In Love," 1991.

K. D. Lang, "Barefoot," 1991.

Nine Inch Nails, "Burn," 1994.

Also worked as cinematographer on Talking Heads, "Burning Down the House"; UB40, "I Got You, Babe."

WRITINGS

Screenplays; Adapter:

The Big Empty, 2005.

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