Biography: Nelson McCormick, Director

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NELSON MCCORMICK
Director

Nelson McCormick is an experienced filmmaker with a passion for dramatic storytelling. McCormick’s career began as a combat cameraman, covering the gamut of military operations around the world. McCormick’s eye for how to make a moment explode with realism has been sought after to direct ground breaking shows such as “24,” “The West Wing,” “The Good Wife,” “Prison Break,” “Alias,” “ER” and “Southland.” McCormick made his feature debut with the 2008 Screen Gems film “Prom Night,” opening number one at the box office. McCormick followed that with the remake of the classic thriller “The Stepfather,” which the Los Angeles Times called “a handsome, thoughtfully crafted production that generates mounting terror securely anchored by assured performances.” McCormick has directed for distinguished producers such as Ridley Scott, J.J. Abrams, Ryan Murphy, Jerry Bruckheimer, Neal Moritz, John Wells, Steven Bochco and Steven Spielberg. Actors directed by McCormick include Bradley Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Lucy Liu, Juliana Margulies, Kelsey Grammer, Thandie Newton, Eric McCormack, Courtney Vance, Rob Perlman, Allison Janney, Ray Liotta, Jennifer Garner, Connie Nielsen, Roy Scheider, Faye Dunaway, Alan Cumming, Regina King, Gary Sinise, Blythe Danner and Kiefer Sutherland.

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