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ANDREW MARLOWE, creator/executive producer
After graduating from Columbia University with a BA in English, Andrew Marlowe went on to receive an MFA in Screenwriting from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His thesis screenplay, "The Lehigh Pirates," garnered him the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Marlowe's first produced screenplay was the action blockbuster "Air Force One," starring Harrison Ford and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Other credits include the Arnold Schwarzenegger millennial thriller, "End of Days," and the sci-fi thriller "Hollow Man," directed by Paul Verhoeven, which starred Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue.
ROB BOWMAN, executive producer/director
Rob Bowman's extensive credits as director include the feature films "Elektra," "Reign of Fire" and "The X-Files," which he also produced. He directed and executive-produced the pilot for "Castle," as well as "Day Break," starring Taye Diggs, for ABC Studios/ABC. In 2005 he directed two Stephen King short story adaptations for TNT from the book Nightmares and Dreamscapes, starring William H. Macy, Jeremy Sisto, Jacqueline McKenzie and Samantha Morton.
Bowman produced and directed numerous episodes of "The X-Files," for which he received three Golden Globe Awards. He has also directed episodes of such TV series as "Night Stalker," "The Lone Gunmen," "VR.5," "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.," "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," "The Hat Squad," "DEA", "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Mancuso FBI," "Booker," "Midnight Caller," "21 Jump Street" and "Stingray."
His first feature film was "Airborne" (1993), starring Jack Black and Seth Green.
DAVID AMANN, executive producer
David Amann started his series television career as a staff writer on "Chicago Hope," then spent four seasons on "The X-Files." Amann has also worked on "Crossing Jordan" and the hit series "Without a Trace," for the last two years as an executive producer. This is his second season on "Castle."
LAURIE ZAKS, executive producer
Laurie Zaks was previously president of Beacon Television. Prior to joining Beacon in July 2006, she was senior vice president, Current Programs, UPN, beginning in 2002, overseeing current programming responsibilities for all comedy and drama series on UPN, including "Veronica Mars," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Everybody Hates Chris."
Previously Zaks served as vice president, Current Programs for CBS Television Network, where she oversaw such highly-acclaimed series as "Everybody Loves Raymond," "King of Queens" and "The Guardian." Prior to joining CBS, she was vice president, Comedy Development, at Comedy Central and was one of the executives originally hired to launch the network in New York. During her tenure at Comedy Central, she was relocated to Los Angeles in 1996 to create a West Coast presence for the cable network.
Earlier Zaks served as the executive in charge of talent for "Saturday Night Live."
ARMYAN BERNSTEIN, executive producer
Armyan Bernstein, chairman of Beacon Communications, ShoWest Producer of the Year, has produced and executive-produced numerous films: "Air Force One," starring Harrison Ford; "The Hurricane" (which he also co-wrote) with Denzel Washington; "Thirteen Days" with Kevin Costner; "End of Days" with Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Family Man" with Nicolas Cage; "Bring It On" with Kirsten Dunst; "For Love of the Game" with Kevin Costner; "Spy Game" with Brad Pitt and Robert Redford; "Open Range" with Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall and Annette Bening; "Raising Helen" with Kate Hudson and John Corbett; "Ladder 49" with John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix; "A Lot Like Love" with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet; "Firewall" with Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen and Paul Bettany; "The Guardian" with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, and directed by Andy Davis; and "The Waterhorse," directed by Jay Russell.
Bernstein founded Beacon Communications in 1990, which has become one of the most successful independently financed film companies in the entertainment business. Its first films were "The Commitments," directed by Alan Parker, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Picture and went on to win four BAFTA Awards; Keith Gordon's critical triumph, "A Midnight Clear," starring Ethan Hawke; "A Thousand Acres," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and starring Michelle Pfeifer and Jessica Lange; "Sugar Hill," starring Wesley Snipes; "Playing God," with David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton; "Princess Caraboo," starring Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline; "The Road to Wellville," directed by Alan Parker and starring Anthony Hopkins; and David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre," which won a cable ACE Award for Best Drama.
Bernstein was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin. He was a broadcast journalist with PBS and then with ABC. He wrote the cult classic "Thank God It's Friday," starring Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum. He then wrote and co-produced Francis Ford Coppola's legendary Vegas romance, "One from the Heart." He made his directing debut with "Windy City" from his screenplay, which starred John Shea and Kate Capshaw. He also co-wrote and directed "Cross My Heart," starring Martin Short and Annette O'Toole, and wrote/produced ABC's Emmy Award-winning "The Earth Day Special."