began his professional career as a script reader at United Artists in the late 1970s, where he met Wendell Wellman, with whom he eventually co-wrote the action-adventure Firefox starring Clint Eastwood
. He also wrote and co-produced John Boorman
's Beyond Rangoon starring Patricia Arquette
Lasker also penned the HBO original feature Doublecrossed which starred Dennis Hopper and won the 1991 Cable Ace Award for Best Cable Movie. He wrote The White River a Fox Television feature directed by Martin Donovan, and adapted Sugarland for producer-director Norman Jewison.
Lasker is the son of the late actress Jane Greer (Out of the Past, The Man of A Thousand Faces) and brother of Oscar nominated producer-screenwriter Lawrence Lasker (Awakenings, War Games). He graduated from UCLA Film School and was also an American Film Institute directing fellow from 1974-75. His work as a student filmmaker includes two international award-winning shorts, which he wrote and directed.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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