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Ellen Fontana

Ellen Fontana (a.k.a. Erwin) grew up in a small seacoast town near Boston, Massachusetts, migrated west to California, and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Davis. Over the past twenty years, she has held various positions in the motion picture industry and has developed, written and produced... See full bio »

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Trapped in Paradise
The Last Shot
The Last Shot Producer
29th Street
29th Street Producer
La Cucaracha
La Cucaracha Producer


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 2004 The Last Shot (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 2001 Killer Bud (producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 2001 Chasing Destiny (TV Movie) (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 2000 Labor Pains (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 2000 Dish Dogs (Video) (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 2000 Shark in a Bottle (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1998 La Cucaracha (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1998 Nowhere Land (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1998 One Hell of a Guy (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1994 Trapped in Paradise (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1994 Midnight Runaround (TV Movie) (producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1994 Another Midnight Run (TV Movie) (producer - as Ellen Erwin)
 1991 29th Street (co-producer - as Ellen Erwin)
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 2011 Cloudstreet (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (2011) ... (writer)
- Part 2 (2011) ... (writer)
- Part 1 (2011) ... (writer)
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 1988 Midnight Run (assistant: Mr. York - as Ellen Myers Erwin)

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Other Works:

Book: "Cloudstreet the Screenplay". Melbourne: Penguin Australia. ISBN 1926428315 (co-authored with Tim Winton)

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Alternate Names:

Ellen Myers Erwin | Ellen Erwin

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The published book, "Cloudstreet: the Screenplay", by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana (Penguin), was awarded the 2011 Western Australian Premier's Book Prize, Scripts Award (announced September 17, 2012).

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