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Born in California, USA

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Rob Hedden wrote and directed the 2012 romantic action comedy "You May Not Kiss The Bride" starring Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. His original feature script "The Condemned" was released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2007. The action film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones was a national top ten DVD rental for over a month in 2008. Additionally, he wrote the novelization of "The Condemned" for Simon & Schuster to coincide with the film's release. Hedden also co-wrote the screenplay and story for the Nickelodeon/ Paramount feature film "Clockstoppers," which he co-produced. The film was based on his original spec script, which sold in less than 48 hours in a bidding war. "Clockstoppers" remained in the top ten at the domestic box office for an impressive four weeks straight. He also penned the novelization of the movie for Simon & Schuster.

He wrote and directed his first feature film "Friday 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" for Paramount, which critic Leonard Maltin dubbed as: "The best film in the Friday series, imaginatively directed and written by Hedden." Additionally, he directed and wrote the successful TV movies "The Colony" starring John Ritter and "Alien Fury: Countdown To Invasion" starring WWF wrestling star Chyna, directed and co-wrote "Dying To Live" starring Jonathan Frakes, Shannon Elizabeth and Linda Cardellini, and directed the USA films "Any Place But Home" and "Kidnapped In Paradise."

Hedden wrote and co-executive produced "When The Cradle Falls" and co-wrote "Simon & Simon: Together Again" for CBS, as well as wrote the highly rated NBC films "The Return of Ironside" and "Knight Rider 2000;" the latter was the highest rated TV movie for NBC that year. Among his series writing credits are "MacGyver," "SeaQuest DSV," and the revival of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," the latter of which brought him an ACE nomination. His episodic directing credits include "Star Trek - Enterprise," "Danny," and "The Commish." He also directed and wrote several episodes of the cult favorite "Friday the 13th: The Series," one of which was Emmy nominated. He has also written for UPN's revival of "The Twilight Zone."

Rob Hedden graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, and began his career making behind-the-scenes documentaries. "What Is Brazil?," his film on the making of Terry Gilliam's acclaimed film "Brazil," brought him a CINE Eagle Award, a C.I.N.D.Y. Award and was selected for exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute.

In addition to his larger budgeted studio and network projects, Hedden wrote, directed and co-produced the independent feature "Boxboarders!" The comedy won the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking award at the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture at the 2007 Giffoni Hollywood Festival. He is also a co-producer of "Augie," the true story of ALS survivor Augie Nieto's quest to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Directed by James Keach, the feature documentary is slated for release in 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Zora Taylor

Trivia (2)

Brother of Peggy Hedden.
After completing Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), he was approached by New Line Cinema about the possibility of writing and directing the next Nightmare on Elm Street sequel, but declined because he was exhausted following the lengthy production process of Jason Takes Manhattan.

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