Bachelor of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1955. Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967.
He co-heads the American Film Foundation and has produced and photographed the Oscar-winning dramatic short "". He also received an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature foreign The debuting actors in "" are Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack, and Tom Skerritt, which he also produced with Denis Sanders.
Currently in development is a dramatic feature film, Tokyo Rose/American Patriot, a World World War II true-life story of Iva Ikuko Toguri who was wrongly convicted of treason.
Advisory board Los Angeles County Art Museum, 1963-1970, Filmex, 1970-1980. Member Academy Motion Picture Arts Sciences, Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American.
Married Marilyn Neiman, March 18, 1960 (divorced 1974). Children: David, Eve. Married Freida Lee Mock, November 20, 1976.
Children: Jessica, Brittany.