Bruce A. Block
He directed, acted in and designed scenery and lighting for regional and off-Broadway theater before moving into the arena of commercials, visual effects and animation. Block met writer-director Nancy Meyers and her former partner, Charles Shyer, in 1981 and worked on all of their subsequent films, first as a consultant on Irreconcilable Differences and then as associate producer of Baby Boom, co-producer of Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride II and I Love Trouble (all of which were written by Shyer and Meyers and directed by Shyer). He was co-producer of The Parent Trap and What Women Want and producer on Something's Gotta Give, all of which were directed by Meyers.
Block also served as a consultant on Howard Deutch's Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and The Great Outdoors, as well as Shyer's The Affair of the Necklace, and was special consultant on James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets and Rob Minkoff's Stuart Little.
As a teacher, Block has inspired a generation of new filmmakers with his courses in directing at USC over the past 25 years. His book, The Visual Story, is now in its fourth printing. He has also taught in Europe and acted as an animation consultant for The Walt Disney Studios, Nickelodeon and Pixar.
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