Barry Sonnenfeld


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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/01/1953, Aries
  • Profession: Director; producer; cinematographer
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Emmy Watch: Canceled Shows Still Have Their Eye on the Prize

With executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna back at the helm, critics and fans agreed that Community regained its mojo this past season. Considering the major arc for star Joel McHale, big guest turns by stars like Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, and an emotional farewell to star Donald Glover, it's reasonable to expect the show to be an Emmy contender in several key comedy categories, including Outstanding Writing.

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VIDEO: Kerplunk

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When one half of the synchronized swimming duo the Aquadolls (guest stars NORA DUNN - "Saturday Night Live," "Sisters," "The Nanny" and Wendie Malick - "Just Shoot Me!," "Dream On," "Frasier") meets with an unfortunate end (murder by shark?), the Darling Mermaid Darlings get a chance to come out of retirement at a traveling water circus. But the surviving Aquadoll may know a little too much about Lily's past. Meanwhile, Ned, Chuck and Emerson go undercover to solve the murder. watch

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The Darling Mermaid Darlings come out of retirement and the gang investigates murder at a traveling aquatics show. WENDIE MALICK and NORA DUNN guest star. watch


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Year Title Description
2008 Space Chimps Movie, Producer
2007 Pushing Daisies TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 Enchanted Movie, Producer
2007 Notes from the Underbelly TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2006 Rv Movie, Director

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Barry Sonnenfeld Developing Man-ly Comedy for CBS

Executive producer/director Barry Sonnenfeld has some Man-ly pursuits in mind for CBS, or more like Man-ly rules.

The Emmy winner, in conjunction with Tannenbaum Co. and Sony Pictures TV, is developing a comedy series for the Eye called Things a Man Should Never Do Past 30, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Shot single-camera style, the show will ...
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In the Works: Fox Feds Up with the FBI, and More

Imagine's Brian Grazer has landed a commitment from Fox for a drama about the FBI, the first series in more than 35 years to have the full cooperation of the feds. The project, to be penned by Chap Taylor (Changing Lanes), revolves around a character based on John O'Neill, the real-life G-man who warned the FBI about Al Qaeda early on, only to be ignored.... Per Variety, NBC has given the go-ahead to a legal thriller from Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies) that is centered on a NYC firm populated by civil-case lawyers who "do whatever it takes to win".... Per the Reporter, Oxygen has ordered a true-crime series titled Captured, as well as Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love, a reality series fronted by the former pro athlete. read more

Sopranos to the Silver Screen? Experts Share Their Takes

After The Sopranos ended — in a flurry of suspicion and onion rings — rumors started flying: Had creator David Chase kept Tony breathing for a Sopranos movie? ("I never say never," Chase told the Newark Star-Ledger. "An idea could pop into my head where I would go, ‘Wow, that would make a great movie,' but I doubt it.") "It could make a good feature," says director Barry Sonnenfeld, who adapted two beloved TV series, The Addams Family ("No one complained," he says), and Wild Wild West ("Which, let's just say, was problematic"). "But the question is, will the studio that makes the mo read more

At the Movies: ER Star in Heavenly Role

Per the Hollywood Reporter, ER's Linda Cardellini is Paul Walker's love interest (and thus scene upstager) in Heaven Project, a supernatural mystery about a convict who wakes up from his lethal injection in a small Oregon town. Gas up the Mystery Machine!.... James Purefoy (Rome) is in talks to star opposite Nia Vardalos in the rom-com I Hate Valentine's Day.... Barry Sonnenfeld is in negotiations to direct The Box, a contemporary take on the Pandora's-box myth, in the form of a college kid who must save the world from destruction after cracking open you-know-what. read more

May 2, 2007: Julie and Eric's Baby

Our first birth on the show is tonight! Or last night, if you're reading this Thursday.... I missed my deadline, and well, you know how that goes… lame. Me. Not TV Guide.Shooting the hospital scenes for this episode gave me a lot of appreciation for all those who don scrubs on Grey's Anatomy. It's one of my very favorite shows, and I now understand why they get paid the big bucks. They're not paid to act — they're paid to shoot hospital scenes… that take forever. Especially if all the principles have lots to say around a body on a table. There are, at one point, five of us in a scene and we're all standing around mom-to-be Melanie Paxson's hospital bed. So we had to do several scenes in the same room, and instead of shooting each scene individually, we did each scene directionally. What that means is that the camera stayed in one spot through a taping and then it was moved to another spot and we shot the scene all over again. Still nothing? OK, the point is it made... read more


Charlie Rose with Robert Rubin; Barry Sonnenfeld & Elmore Leonard (October 19, 1995)
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