Sean S. Cunningham

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Sean S. Cunningham
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Cunningham in 2014
Born Sean Sexton Cunningham
(1941-12-31) December 31, 1941 (age 73)
Occupation Film director, writer, producer
Years active 1970–present

Sean Sexton Cunningham (born December 31, 1941 in New York City) is an American film director, producer, and writer. He is best known for creating the Friday the 13th series of horror films, which introduced the fictional killer Jason Voorhees. Of the 12 films in the series, the ones that had Sean's involvement were the original, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason and the series' Reboot. He has also produced many horror films, such as the House series and Wes Craven's debut feature, The Last House on the Left.

Education[edit]

Cunningham graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and studied for a master's degree at Stanford University.[1]

Career[edit]

His first jobs were managing theater companies such as New York's Lincoln Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Mineola Theater in Long Island. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director’s Guild. He is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Lake Entertainment.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crystal Lake Entertainment
  2. ^ Crystal Lake Entertainment

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