Frank Simeone – Production Manager
Frank Simeone is a San Francisco based Producer and Production Manager of feature length
motion pictures, documentaries and commercials. He began his career as a production assistant
at Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope where he worked through the productions of THE
BLACK STALLION, HAMMETT and RUMBLE FISH. He has worked as a production manager on two
projects for LucasFilms, EWOKS: THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR, a network television special, and
TIGER TALES. Frank's production experience in the studios of American Zoetrope and LucasFilms
has enabled him to produce or manage first features for many independent directors. Some of
these first features include Terry Zwigoff’s LOUIE BLUIE, NINA TAKES A LOVER and the film
festival hit, DREAM WITH THE FISHES. Frank’s more recent credits include work on LucasFilms’
PHANTOM MENACE, Ang Lee’s THE HULK, BEE SEASON and X MEN III – THE LAST STAND. Frank
is currently producing TOKYO NIGHTS with Cascade Films, Australia and Kurosawa Productions,
OLIVE, Line Producer, Dramatic Feature. Gena Rowlands, John Scurti, Olive Pictures, LLC.
HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN, Assistant Unit Production Manager. Dramatic feature.
Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Robert Duvall. HBO Feature.
THE GENESIS CODE, Unit Production Manager. Dramatic feature. American Saga Producitons.
THE PRANKSTER, Unit Production Manager. Romantic comedy feature. Kokopelli Productions.
RASPBERRY MAGIC, Unit Production Manager, Dramatic feature. Blue Velocity Productions.
X MEN III, THE LAST STAND, Location Manager, San Francisco Unit. Dramatic, action
adventure feature. Twentieth Century Fox.
BEE SEASON, Assistant Director. Dramatic feature. Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche,
STAR WARS, THE PHANTOM MENACE, Martial Arts artist/technician research and
contracting. Dramatic feature, Lucasfilms, Ltd.
HAPPILY, EVEN AFTER, Production Manager/Assistant Director. Dramatic feature.
Hotbed/FG Incident, LLC.
NINTH HOUSE NETWORK, Producer/Production Manager. Eight part episodic interactive series
and several half hour programs for internet e-learning webcast.
MYSTERY OF THE LAST TSAR, Producer. Feature documentary investigates the fate of the
Romanoff Family; licensed by Discovery Channel. CableACE Nominee.
DREAM WITH THE FISHES, Production Manager. Dramatic feature. Licensed by Sony
Pictures. Sundance Film Festival.
NINA TAKES A LOVER, Assistant director. Romantic feature comedy. Licensed by Triumph
Pictures. Sundance Film Festival.
TIGER TALES, Production Manager. CD-ROM interactive for children. LucasArts.
REACHING OUT, Line Producer/PM. PBS series to inspire community growth in the inner city.
MATHNET, Production Manager. PBS-TV series to inspire grade school children to appreciate
the world of mathematics. Emmy Award.
ITINERAIRE D'UN ENFANT GATE, Production Manager, US Unit. Super 35mm dramatic
feature. Claude LaLouch, director.
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, Production Manager, US Unit. Dramatic feature
film set in Communist Eastern Europe. Academy Award Nominee.
THE METHOD, Line Producer/Production Manager. 35mm dramatic feature film that
premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR, Production Manager. 35mm fantasy feature by LucasFilm for ABCTV.
National Emmy Award for best television movie. European theatrical release.
LOUIE BLUIE, Associate Producer/Production Manager. The life and music of Howard
Armstrong. Telluride, Filmex, and London Film Festivals.
THE RIGHT STUFF, Editing staff/researcher. Dramatic feature film about the men that lead
America into space. Academy Award Nominee.
HAMMETT, Production Manager, 2nd Unit. Dramatic mystery feature film. Wim Wenders,
BREACH OF CONTRACT, Assistant to Production Manager. Dramatic feature film.
THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS, Production Assistant. Adventure feature film based on
the William Farley classic series. Academy Award Nominee.
THE BLACK STALLION, Production Assistant. Adventure feature film based on the classic
story. Academy Award Nominee.
ENTRE AMIGOS, Production Manager/AD. A television drama to educate teenagers of the
danger of AIDS.
LIVE WATER, Producer. 16mm documentary that explores the fascinating world of water
dowsing. Telluride, Cork, Wellington Film Festivals.
Producer, Production Manager or Assistant Director on many more than the following: APPLE,
MAZDA, ASAHI, JAPAN AIRLINES, HONDA, TOYOTA, MITSUBISHI, SEAGRAMS, LEXUS, ATLANTIC
RECORDS, CAPITAL RECORDS, TOWER RECORDS, ELECKTRA RECORDS, ETC.
REFERENCES: Available upon request
I have been in the industry since 1981.