Don Behrns - Producer

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Biography: Not much biographical information is known about Don Behrns.

Quote: "My first film job was in the early '70s, as a Production Assistant on a blaxpolitation movie called Candy Tangerine Man. It was about a guy who lived a double life - businessman during the day, and at night he was out pimping and shooting up guys. And just a couple of films later, I had worked my way up to Production Manager, and that's how I met the late Debra Hill, who was a script supervisor on some of those films. And I put up with her nonsense, so one day she called me saying, 'I'm living with this guy named John Carpenter and he has $300,000 to make a movie called Halloween. You want to production manage it for me? I'm producing.' I said, 'What !? You've never produced before!' But she was a smart lady, I ended up working on both Halloween and The Fog.

I had a mutual acquaintance of Tom McLoughlin who recommended me for Jason Lives, so I met Tom, and Frank Mancso, Jr. It was my first producing shot. It's funny - I never had a particular affinity for horror films. It just sort of happened that way. Once you start doing them and a few become successful, people look to you to do more. And I remember Tom had this marathon of Friday movies right after we got to Atlanta - all five in a row. I couldn't separate one from the other! Although the ironic thing is that I guess Danny Stenmann had directed Part V. I did something called The Unseen, which Danny took his name off of. And it's a good thing he vanished off the face of the Earth after Part V. He was an asshole to work with and a very incompetent director." - pg. 160, Crystal Lake Memories

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Production Manager Filmography
Silicon Towers (1999)
Fear Runs Silent (1999)
Top Dog (1995)
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Once Bitten (1985)
Liar's Moon (1982)
The Fog (1980)
Roller Boogie (1979)
Halloween (1978)
Joyride to Nowhere (1977)
That Girl from Boston (1975)

Production Manager Television
L.A. Law (1986)

Where Is He Now?: Don Behrns is still involved in producing and production management.

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