Key 'Nemesis' Production Personnel Announced


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Mar 12, 2001
Paramount Pictures recently announced several important members of the 'Star Trek: Nemesis' production team.

Industry veteran Jeffrey L. Kimball is filling the role of director of photography, according to a press release at A cinematographer for over thirty years, Kimball has worked on films such as 'Top Gun,' 'Beverly Hills Cop II' and 'Mission Impossible II.'

Kimball took over the role from Matthew F. Leonetti, who served on 'Star Trek: First Contact' and 'Star Trek: Insurrection.' Dante Spinotti, director of photography on The Insider, was previously rumoured to be in the running for the job.

Acting as co-producer is long-time Trek associate Peter Lauritson, a role he filled on all previous TNG features. Lauritson has been with the franchise in a production capacity since TNG's first season, working on Deep Space Nine, Voyager and now Enterprise as a supervising producer.

Marty Hornstein, another Trek regular, is serving as executive producer and unit production manager, positions which he also filled on 'Star Trek: First Contact' and 'Star Trek: Nemesis.' He also worked as co-producer and unit production manager on 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.'

Directed by Stuart Baird and produced by Rick Berman, 'Star Trek: Nemesis' was written by John Logan from a story by Logan, Berman and Brent Spiner (Data).


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12.17.01 Official "Nemesis" Press Release


HOLLYWOOD, December 11, 2001 — "Star Trek: Nemesis" has begun principal photography, filming primarily on soundstages and locations in Southern California. The fourth motion picture featuring the cast of the Emmy-winning television series Star Trek: The Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek: Nemesis" is produced by Rick Berman and directed by Stuart Baird. The screenplay is written by Oscar®-nominated John Logan ("Gladiator" and the 2002 release "The Time Machine") from a story by Logan & Berman & Brent Spiner. Marty Hornstein serves as executive producer and unit production manager, Peter Lauritson serves as co-producer and Jeffrey L. Kimball ("Mission Impossible 2") is director of photography. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc.

Reprising their starring roles as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data), LeVar Burton (Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Gates McFadden (Commander Beverly Crusher, Chief Medical Officer), and Marina Sirtis (Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi, Counselor).

On their way to celebrate the wedding of First Officer Will Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew are suddenly diverted for an unexpected diplomatic mission to the planet Romulus. Longtime enemies of the Federation, the Romulans have expressed their desire to initiate negotiations that will hopefully lead to a long-awaited unity in the galaxy. But upon their arrival on Romulus, the Enterprise crew is faced with a threat that could lead to the destruction of the planet Earth, and Picard comes face to face with a man who may prove to be his most dangerous adversary yet … and surprisingly personal nemesis.

Stuart Baird previously directed the political thriller "Executive Decision" starring Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal, as well as the follow-up to the Academy Award®-winning "The Fugitive," "U.S. Marshals" starring Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes. Producer Rick Berman continues to guide the Star Trek universe after producing "Star Trek Generations," "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Insurrection." He was executive producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the co-creator/executive producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Berman is also currently producing the "prequel" series Enterprise, which he co-created as well.