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Michael Doven is a professional photographer who has also worked in the production of several Hollywood movies. He photographed professional golfer Rick Rhoden. Doven's work in film started as personal assistant and chief of staff to Tom Cruise. Doven received film credits as Cruise's assistant in , Far and Away , A Few Good Men , and The Firm . Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Doven was credited as
Production Associate in Cruise's 1999 film . He subsequently served in an increased capacity as Magnolia Associate Producer on the 2000 film , the 2001 film Mission: Impossible II , the 2002 film Vanilla Sky , and the 2003 film Minority Report . He married a fellow assistant to Cruise, Andrea Morse, the daughter of actor The Last Samurai Robert Morse. Doven's photography work was featured in a 2009 album by Mark Isham and Kate Ceberano, titled . Bittersweet
Photographer and personal assistant [ edit ]
Michael Doven is a photographer,
and film producer. [3 ] [4 ] Subjects photographed by Doven have included singer/songwriter and younger sister of musician [5 ] Beck, Alyssa Suede, [3 ] professional golfers Rick Rhoden, and Randy Leen. [6 ] In April 1985, Doven finished 434th in the [7 ] Boston Marathon. After competing as an [8 ] ironman, Doven subsequently appeared on a video Tough Stuff in 1988 by J2 Communications. On the video [9 ] Tough Stuff along with actress Tracy Scoggins, American football player Marcus Allen, Mexican boxer Carlos Palomino, and volleyball athlete Randy Stoklus, Doven helped to illustrate the techniques of a workout system called "plyometrics". Scroggins explained to [9 ] that the plyometrics workout system was developed in the The Toronto Star Soviet Union, and commented, "It's a tough workout that men will enjoy, not just women, but it can be done by anyone." [10 ]
Doven has served as a
personal assistant to actor Tom Cruise. Cruise referred to Doven as the "Dovenator", and he also served as Cruise's [1 ] chief of staff. In this capacity, Doven sometimes called Church of Scientology leader [1 ] David Miscavige on Cruise's behalf. On the set of [1 ] , Cruise demanded that employees working on the film crew refer to Doven as "the communicator". A Few Good Men [1 ] According to an individual who worked on the movie crew for [11 ] A Few Good Men, Doven carried supplies for Cruise called the "bat utility belt", which included bottled water and a cell phone. Doven's responsibilities included keeping Cruise's "lines" clear and maintaining the actor's drive towards his acting and his faith. [11 ] [1 ]
Transition to film producer [ edit ]
Doven met a fellow assistant to Cruise, Andrea Morse, and they subsequently married.
Andrea Morse is the daughter of actor [1 ] Robert Morse. Doven's wife reached the Operating Thetan level of OT VI, in 2000. [12 ] She received film credits as Production Associate on movies starring Tom Cruise's then-wife [13 ] Nicole Kidman, including , Eyes Wide Shut and Portrait of a Lady . Practical Magic Cruise included Doven in family outings, often taking him along for trips with his son Connor Cruise. [14 ] Doven was the only individual from Cruise's entourage to accompany the actor on a 2002 trip to [1 ] NASA to meet with astronauts on the Space Shuttle program. Doven had an acting film role in Cruise's [1 ] , Eyes Wide Shut directed by [15 ] Stanley Kubrick, in addition to serving in a film production capacity on the movie. [16 ] [17 ]
Doven began to take on more influential film production roles in Cruise's movies – serving as
Production Associate on the 1999 film . Magnolia He subsequently served in an increased capacity as [18 ] Associate Producer on the 2000 film , Mission: Impossible II the 2001 film [19 ] , Vanilla Sky the 2002 film [20 ] , Minority Report and the 2003 film [21 ] . The Last Samurai [5 ] Doven accompanied Cruise's family when they stayed in [22 ] Taranaki, New Zealand during film production of The Last Samurai. [23 ] Doven and his wife were not invited to Cruise's 2006 wedding to [24 ] Katie Holmes in Rome, Italy, and neither of the Dovens have subsequently had film credits on movies relating to Cruise since the wedding. In 2009, Doven's photography work appeared on a music album [14 ] – a collaboration between Bittersweet Mark Isham and Kate Ceberano; [25 ] Doven also directed an [26 ] electronic press kit video attached to the album. [27 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Scientology [ edit ]
Michael Doven a
Scientologist. [28 ] [29 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ Sharon Beth (August 8, 2011). "Michael Doven World Class Photographer Interview". BlogTalkRadio . Retrieved . July 29, 2013
^ a b "Genuine Suede – Beck's sister follows her own musical path". . November 13, 2008. p. Section: Time Out. Ventura County Star
^ a b Friedman, Lester D. (2006). Citizen Spielberg. University of Illinois Press. p. 330. ISBN 0-252-07358-4.
^ a b c Willis, John; Barry Monush (2005). Screen World Volume 55: 2004. Applause Books. p. 159. ISBN 1-55783-638-8.
^ Painter, Jill (May 30, 2007). "Rhoden: All-star to pro golfer". . p. S2. Daily News of Los Angeles
^ Dolch, Craig (June 6, 2007). "Ultimate challenge". (Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc.). p. 8C. The Palm Beach Post
^ "The top 500 finishers in 89th Marathon". (Globe Newspaper Company). April 16, 1985. p. 34. Boston Globe
^ a b "A good week for music videotapes". . September 4, 1988. p. F15. The Fresno Bee
^ Wong, Tony (November 13, 1988). "Scoggins gets tough with Rambo-style exercise tape". (Toronto Star Newspapers Limited). p. C6. The Toronto Star
^ a b Lurie, Rod (October 1, 1993). "Tom Cruise: No more Mr. Nice Guy". ( Los Angeles magazine Emmis Communications).
^ Zekas, Rita (March 13, 1994). "Scene: Trendy Italian eatery Splendido, accustomed to serving a creme ...". (Toronto Star Newspapers Limited). p. E2. The Toronto Star
^ "New OT VI Hubbard Solo Nots Auditing Course". Source ( Church of Scientology) (130). July 2000.
^ a b c d e f g h i Friedman, Roger (December 1, 2006). "TomKat Wedding, Part 2 on Its Way". (Fox News Network, LLC) Fox News Channel . Retrieved . May 17, 2010
^ Dickerson, James L. (2003). Nicole Kidman. Citadel. p. 195. ISBN 0-8065-2490-1.
^ Schwam, Stephanie (2000). The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Modern Library. p. 316. ISBN 0-375-75528-4.
^ Chion, Michel (2008). Eyes Wide Shut. British Film Institute. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-85170-932-1.
^ a b Anderson, Paul Thomas (2000). Magnolia: The Shooting Script. Newmarket Press. p. Section: Credits. ISBN 1-55704-406-6.
^ Harvey, Dennis (June 4, 2000). " 'M:I-2' – Flashy package disguises lack of bang". Variety (Reed Elsevier Inc.). p. 19.
^ McCarthy, Todd (December 10, 2001). "Vanilla Sky". Daily Variety (Reed Elsevier Inc.). p. 2.
^ McCarthy, Todd (June 30, 2002). "Serious sci-fi makes for tough pre-Cog slog". Variety (Reed Elsevier Inc.). p. 25.
^ a b McCarthy, Todd (April 10, 2004). "War saga lapses into Cruise control – The Last Samurai". Weekly Variety (Reed Business Information).
^ "So long, it's been sweet as to know you". (Wellington Newspapers Limited). May 10, 2003. p. 1. The Dominion Post
^ "Cruise: Beautiful place, warm people". (Taranaki Newspapers Limited; Taranaki Daily News Fairfax Media). May 10, 2003. p. 1.
^ Mangan, John (July 26, 2009). "What Kate did next". The Age (Fairfax Digital) . Retrieved . May 17, 2010
^ Friedman, Roger (August 19, 2008). "Isaac Hayes' Strange Funerals". (Fox News Network, LLC) Fox News Channel . Retrieved . May 17, 2010
^ Associated Press (June 9, 2009). "CA Mark Isham Music 06 09". AP Alert.
^ Julie Miller (January 9, 2013). "A Wildflower Field for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Uniformed Beagles, and Ashtray Exercises: The Latest Claims About Scientology". Vanity Fair . Retrieved . July 29, 2013
^ Paul Toohey (July 8, 2012). "We must do what we can to stop President Cruise". The Punch (Australia) . Retrieved . July 29, 2013
^ a b Hughes, David; Peter Bogdanovich (2001). The Complete Kubrick. Virgin Books. p. 294. ISBN 0-7535-0452-9.
^ Willis, John (2002). Screen World, Vol. 52, 2001 Film Annual. Applause Books. p. 66. ISBN 1-55783-479-2.
^ Elder, Robert K. (2005). John Woo: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. p. xxx. ISBN 1-57806-776-6.
^ Willis, John; Barry Monush; Tom Lynch (2002). Screen World, Vol. 53, 2002 Film Annual. Applause Books. p. 146. ISBN 1-55783-599-3.
^ Idato, Michael (June 28, 2002). "Boys in the hood – Schmooze". (John Fairfax Publications Pty Limited). p. 18. The Sydney Morning Herald
^ Willis, John; Barry Monush (2004). Screen World, Vol. 54, 2003 Film Annual. Applause Books. p. 74. ISBN 1-55783-528-4.
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^ Pitts, Michael R. (2004). Famous Movie Detectives III. Scarecrow Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-8108-3690-4.
^ Ciment, Michel; Gilbert Adair; Robert Bononno (2003). Kubrick: The Definitive Edition. Faber & Faber. p. 316. ISBN 0-571-21108-9.
^ Nelson, Thomas Allen (2000). Kubrick: Inside a Film Artist's Maze. Indiana University Press. p. 306. ISBN 0-253-21390-8.
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