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Barry Sonnenfeld

Filmmaker & Television Director; Known for Directing "Men In Black" & "Wild, Wild West"

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 Barry Sonnenfeld Biography

Hailing from the Big Apple, Sonnenfeld graduated from New York University's Graduate Institute of Film and Television in 1978. He began his career by working on pornography films, corporate films and documentaries including the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). In 1984, he joined one of his former classmates, Joel Coen, in making the black-comedy feature "Blood Simple." The film launched his career as a cinematographer, and for the next six years, he continued to work in feature film and television in that field. His many cinematography credits include "Raising Arizona," "Big," "When Harry Met Sally," and "Misery."

His time as a cinematographer was doubled with work as a director and cameraman on commercials for such clients as Reebok and Nike.

By the '90s however, Sonnenfeld decided to take another role behind the camera. His directorial bow was made in 1991 with the hit comedy "The Addams Family." Following his impressive debut, he went on to direct a sequel to the Addams, "Get Shorty" and his greatest achievement, "Men in Black," which won several awards from various film festivals and making over $580 million worldwide.

Later efforts such as "Wild, Wild West" (1999) and "RV" (2006) proved disappointing, to say the least, although Sonnenfeld did have luck as a producer on films like Disney's "Enchanted" (2007) and the Emmy Award-winning fantasy series "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09). After nearly six years away from the director's chair, he reteamed with Agents J and K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) once again for "Men in Black III" (2012), this time with its eye-popping special effects delivered in 3-D. Boasting a 30-year career populated with smashing triumphs and unmitigated disasters, few understood the Hollywood axiom of "You're only as good as your last picture," better than Sonnenfeld.

Sonnenfeld has also worked hard as a producer in the later half of the '90s right into the new millennium, producing everything from his own films like Get Shorty, Wild Wild West and Big Trouble, to television series like Fantasy Island, Secret Agent Man, and the live-action The Tick.

Married to fellow producer and actress Susan Ringo, Sonnenfeld lives in Los Angeles.

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Barry Sonnenfeld

Filmmaker & Television Director; Known for Directing "Men In Black" & "Wild, Wild West"

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Barry Sonnenfeld Biography

Hailing from the Big Apple, Sonnenfeld graduated from New York University's Graduate Institute of Film and Television in 1978. He began his career by working on pornography films, corporate films and documentaries including the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). In 1984, he joined one of his former classmates, Joel Coen, in making the black-comedy feature "Blood Simple." The film launched his career as a cinematographer, and for the next six years, he continued to work in feature film and television in that field. His many cinematography credits include "Raising Arizona," "Big," "When Harry Met Sally," and "Misery."

His time as a cinematographer was doubled with work as a director and cameraman on commercials for such clients as Reebok and Nike.

By the '90s however, Sonnenfeld decided to take another role behind the camera. His directorial bow was made in 1991 with the hit comedy "The Addams Family." Following his impressive debut, he went on to direct a sequel to the Addams, "Get Shorty" and his greatest achievement, "Men in Black," which won several awards from various film festivals and making over $580 million worldwide.

Later efforts such as "Wild, Wild West" (1999) and "RV" (2006) proved disappointing, to say the least, although Sonnenfeld did have luck as a producer on films like Disney's "Enchanted" (2007) and the Emmy Award-winning fantasy series "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09). After nearly six years away from the director's chair, he reteamed with Agents J and K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) once again for "Men in Black III" (2012), this time with its eye-popping special effects delivered in 3-D. Boasting a 30-year career populated with smashing triumphs and unmitigated disasters, few understood the Hollywood axiom of "You're only as good as your last picture," better than Sonnenfeld.

Sonnenfeld has also worked hard as a producer in the later half of the '90s right into the new millennium, producing everything from his own films like Get Shorty, Wild Wild West and Big Trouble, to television series like Fantasy Island, Secret Agent Man, and the live-action The Tick.

Married to fellow producer and actress Susan Ringo, Sonnenfeld lives in Los Angeles.

FAQs on booking Barry Sonnenfeld

  • How to book Barry Sonnenfeld?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barry Sonnenfeld for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Barry Sonnenfeld, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Barry Sonnenfeld or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Barry Sonnenfeld?

    Booking fees for Barry Sonnenfeld, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Barry Sonnenfeld, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Barry Sonnenfeld?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barry Sonnenfeld for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Barry Sonnenfeld for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Barry Sonnenfeld or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barry Sonnenfeld or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Barry Sonnenfeld is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barry Sonnenfeld for your event is available upon request. Barry Sonnenfeld generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rob Reiner, Steven Spielberg, Sherry Lansing, Richard Dreyfuss and Henry Winkler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barry Sonnenfeld for an upcoming event.

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