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Novice country songwriters Miranda Presley (Samantha Mathis) and Kyle Davidson (Dermot Mulroney) come to Nashville to further their careers only to find their plans complicated by matters of the heart in "The Thing Called Love." The Paramount film was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and produced by John Davis. The screenplay was written by Carol Heikkinen. George Folsey, Jr. is the executive producer and Darlene K. Chan is the co-producer.
Executive producer GEORGE FOLSEY, JR.'s films as producer include "Coming to America," "Into the Night," "Three Amigos," "Spies Like Us," and "An American Werewolf in London." His films as executive producer include "Clue" and "Trading Places." Folsey began his motion picture career editing such films as "The Blues Brothers" and "National Lampoon's Animal House." He was associate producer of "Twilight Zone -- The Movie" and "The Blues Brothers."
Folsey is the son of late cinematographer George Folsey, Sr.
"The Thing Called Love" is screenwriter CAROL HEIKKINEN's first screenplay to be produced. She completed a previous script while enrolled in a UCLA screenwriting class and it was brought to the attention of John Davis and Darlene Chan, who were so impressed by the writing that they asked to see what else Heikkinen had written and then discovered "The Thing Called Love."
Heikkinen left Phoenix, Arizona to study advertising at Syracuse University. Upon graduation, she headed to Los Angeles, but wasn't able to find employment in her chosen field. She settled for an assistant's position at Carolco Pictures in the television division. She eventually became an assistant to writer Randy Feldman, who was working on "Tango and Cash."
After studying screenwriting in a UCLA Extension course, Heikkinen won the Diane Thomas Award for her first screenplay, "Alive and Well."
PETER JAMES, A.C.S. (Director of Photography) made his American film debut with Best Picture Academy Award winner "Driving Miss Daisy" and also worked with director Bruce Beresford on "Rich in Love," "Black Robe," which brought him Canadian and Australian best cinematography awards, and "Mister Johnson."
James also won Australian cinematography awards for "The Right Hand Man," "Rebel," "Caddie," and "Willie Willie." His other films include "Alive," "Echoes of Paradise," "The Wild Duck" and "The Irishman."
Production designer MICHAEL SEYMOUR received an Academy Award nomination and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for "Alien." His films include "Revenge," "Mr. Destiny," "The Bride," "Eureka," "Ghost Story," "Rosebud," "S*P*Y*S," "Theatre of Blood," "Gumshoe," and "Entertaining Mr. Sloane."
Seymour began his film career as an assistant art director for "The Knack" and "Blow-Up" and then worked as art director of "Robbery" and "Isadora."
Editor TERRY STOKES's films include "Space Rangers," "Suburban Commando," "Book of Love," "The Blob," "Nightmare on Elm Street III: The Dream Warriors," "Slamdance."
Stokes created the EPIX electronic editing system and edited two features for New Line Cinema using the process: "Critters III" and "Critters IV."
A graduate of Syracuse University, he began his film industry career as editor and producer of theatrical and broadcast advertising materials, which included trailers, teasers, featurettes, and TV campaigns for the major studios.
RITA RIGGS (Costume Designer) previously worked with director Peter Bogdanovich on "Texasville." Her films include "Mr. North," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Yes, Giorgio," "Cattle Annie and Little Britches," "The Idolmaker," "Night Moves," "Bite The Bullet," "Cinderella Liberty," "Cold Turkey," "Petulia," "Divorce, American Style," and "The Professionals."
Early in her career Riggs designed costumes for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and "Psycho" under the apprenticeship of Edith Head; and for "Marnie" on her own.
Riggs has also been a costume designer for television productions, including the telefilm "Broadway Bound" and such series as "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "One Day at a Time," and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."