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A veteran public relations professional and innovator with 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Klores is recognized as one of the marketing world's primary creative thinkers and problem-solvers. He has guided many clients on public relations matters involving complex trials and litigation and has established an extraordinary reputation with the media. Mr. Klores has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous national television programs and networks, including: "Today," "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight," CNN, CNBC and MSNBC. Mr. Klores has also been the guest lecturer to many marketing and public relations groups nationwide, including: the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, New York University, Yeshiva University, the National Association of Magazine Publishers and the American Women's Economic Development (AWED) group. In 1984, Mr. Klores' work on behalf of the NYU Medical Center earned him the coveted Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. In addition to his comprehensive public relations skills, Mr. Klores is the author of Roundball Culture (A & M Press, 1980) and numerous magazine articles published in New York Magazine, Esquire, The Village Voice, Southern Exposure and Southern World. He also served as Executive Editor of AVENUE Magazine. Mr. Klores's unique flair for marketing and orchestrating big events is renowned throughout the industry. He produced Paul Simon's Broadway musical, "The Capeman", which was nominated for three Tony Awards. He served as the Executive Producer to Warner Bros.' City by the Sea (2002), a major motion picture based on a story by Mike McAlary and starring Robert DeNiro and Frances McDormand. Mr. Klores also serves on the board of several charitable organizations, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Children's Health Fund and the Crime Victims Service Agency. Mr. Klores resides in New York City with his wife, Abbe, and 3 year old son, Jake.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kubo

Director Dan Klores' "Crazy Love" captured the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. A few months later he completed "Black Magic," a four-hour, two-part epic that aired commercial-free on ESPN to tremendous critical success. "Black Magic" tells the story of the injustice that defines the Civil Rights Movement, told through the lives of basketball players and coaches who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's).

"Crazy Love" was voted the Best Documentary of the Year by the Boston Society of Film Critics and the San Diego Film Critics Society. The film was also nominated by the International Documentary Association (IDA) for Best Documentary and also claimed first prize at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Like Klores' first two films, "The Boys of Second Street Park" (Showtime, 2003) and "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" (NBC-Universal, 2005), "Crazy Love" made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Klores draws from his early childhood. He grew up in a lower middle class section of Brooklyn in a seemingly innocent post-war America. His subject matter revolves around the issues of love and loss, support and protection. In his films, the characters, struggling to assimilate, seek refuge, escape or comfort in the status quo.

The surface, though, never tells the full story. Klores' first film, "The Boys of Second Street Park" (Best Documentary at the River Run Film Festival), may seem to be a story of baby boomer pals in Brooklyn seeking refuge on the basketball court. In the end though, it tells a much larger story of a generation immersed in the counterculture and unable to see and feel the limitations such adherence brought.

"Viva Baseball" (Spike TV, 2005), a beautifully told story about the struggles of Latino immigrants and exiles coming to this country to escape and play a beloved game, finds us in a bitter and never-ending fight against a triple form of discrimination: skin color, language and culture. The film was awarded the Imagen Award for Best Documentary for Television and Film, as well as the 2006 BANFF World Television Award for Best Sports Program.

Klores has also pursued theater. His first play, a one-act, "Myrtle Beach," showcased a conversation between the Head and the Torso of the same American soldier killed in Iraq. "Myrtle Beach" debuted at The Duke Theater in April, 2007, as part of Naked Angels Theater Company. Variety called it, "A poetic and unsettling mediation that erupts into keening for the innocent man who was destroyed. The force of its imagery almost terrifies." The play starred the actors Yul Vasquez and David Deblinger, and was directed by John Gould Rubin. Klores has also written a full-length play titled "Little Doc" which deals with the nature of broken relationships. The play is scheduled to open in the autumn.

Dan Klores, who resides in Manhattan with his wife Abbe and three young sons, is also producing the feature re-make of "Ring of Fire" with Scott Rudin for Sony/Paramount. The film will be directed by Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. Klores is in the midst of writing the feature remake for "Crazy Love" for HBO Films. He previously served as the Executive Producer of "City by the Sea," starring Robert DeNiro and Frances McDormand and also as a producer for the Paul Simon Broadway musical, "The Capeman".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shoot The Moon Productions

Trivia (1)

New York, USA: His play, The Woods," based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winner McAlary, Mike who died at age 41, opens at Manhattan's Rattlesnake Playwrights Theater. [August 2011]

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