Carmody was executive in charge of production for Canada's Cinepix, where he co-produced David Cronenberg's early shockers They Came From Within and Rabid, as well as the popular comedy Meatballs. Later, as head of production for Astral Films, he oversaw such projects as Terror Train, Death Ship and the mini-series A Man Called Intrepid. Carmody most recently produced the big budget screen adaptation of Chicago for Miramax.
Starting his own production company in 1980, Carmody went on to produce Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, the smash hits Porky's and Porky's II, A Christmas Story, The Big Town and Whispers. Other producing credits include Sidekicks, starring Chuck Norris; The Hitman (which he co-wrote) again starring Norris; the sequel to the hit comedy Weekend at Bernie's, and the science fiction adventure Johnny Mnemonic, starring Keanu Reeves. More recently, Carmody executive produced Sidney Lumet's Guilty As Sin and the black comedy Critical Care.
For HBO, Carmody produced Payoff and The Late Shift, which was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, three CableACE Awards and the Producers Guild Golden Laurel. The Late Shift also won a Golden Globe Award for Kathy Bates and a Directors Guild Award for Betty Thomas.
As executive producer, Carmody's numerous feature film credits include The Mighty, Senseless, Studio 54, Good Will Hunting, In Too Deep, The Boondock Saints, The Third Miracle, Get Carter, The Whole Nine Yards, Battlefield Earth, The Pledge, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Caveman's Valentine and Driven. More recently, he executive produced David Mamet's crime drama Heist, as well as the drama City by the Sea, starring Robert De Niro.
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