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Overview (1)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Armand Mastroianni has been directing feature films, mini series, movies of the week, TV pilots and episodic series since 1979, beginning with his first feature film He Knows You're Alone (1980), which was released by MGM in 1980 and featured the screen debut of Tom Hanks. That led to a string of features including The Clairvoyant (1982) (developed with William Friedkin), The Supernaturals (1986), Distortions (1987), Cameron's Closet (1988) and Double Revenge (1988). In between shooting feature films Armand began to produce and direct episodic television shows like Dark Shadows (1991), Against the Law (1990), Friday the 13th: The Series (1987), War of the Worlds (1988), Mann & Machine (1992), Wes Craven's Nightmare Cafe (1992), Freshman Dorm (1992), Reasonable Doubts (1991), Touched by an Angel (1994) and The Dead Zone (2002). Working almost non-stop, he directed several highly received mini-series including Danielle Steel's book The Ring (1996) (based on her book) and Robin Cook's Invasion (1997).

His made-for-TV movies include Perfect Crimes (1991), The Linda McCartney Story (2000), Dare to Love (1995), Robin Cook's Virus (1995), Final Run (1999), A Mother's Revenge (1993), One of Her Own (1994), Les audacieux (1993), When No One Would Listen (1992), Nowhere to Land (2000), Fatal Error (1999), First Target (2000), First Shot (2002), and for the TBS Superstation, First Daughter (1999), which was the highest rated movie for cable to date. In 2004 he directed Gone But Not Forgotten (2005), a four-hour mini-series starring Brooke Shields, Scott Glenn and Lou Diamond Phillips based on the best-selling suspense novel by Phillip M. Margolin, for Hallmark Entertainment. This was followed by The Celestine Prophecy (2006), based upon the book written by James Redfield. Theatrically released in spring of 2006, "The Celestine Prophecy" is a story of intrigue, suspense and revelation that became a publishing phenomenon and was on the hardcover New York Times Bestseller List for 165 weeks. After completing post-production on "Celestine Prophecy", Armand began a series of two-hour suspense films for Hallmark Entertainment starring Lea Thompson, Joe Penny, Joseph Bologna and Donna Mills, and the romantic comedy Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006) with Patty Duke, Patrick Duffy, Shelley Long and Bruce Boxleitner. In January 2006 he directed Though None Go with Me (2006), a film based on the best-selling novel by Jerry B. Jenkins, writer of the "Left Behind" series. A four-hour miniseries followed called Pandemic (2007) for RHI Entertainment, about the effects of a virus that cripples Los Angeles and stars Tiffani Thiessen, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts and Vincent Spano. In 2007 he directed another four-hour mini series for RHI Entertainment called Final Approach (2007), which dealt with terrorists taking over a jumbo jet leaving from Newark to Los Angeles, and Sharpshooter (2007), a thriller about a CIA assassin who discovers on his final assignment that he is the target. He then directed Black Widow (2008) and Grave Misconduct (2008), suspense thrillers for the Lifetime Channel. For the Hallmark Channel in 2008 he directed a western called A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008) with Luke Perry and C. Thomas Howell and followed this with Our First Christmas (2008).

In October 2008 Mastroianni formed a production company, Silver Screen Pictures, with Kyle A. Clark, producer of many of his films, to develop and produce feature films, television movies and series. Their first film under Silver Screen Pictures was_Safe Harbor (2008) (TV)_ with Treat Williams and Nancy Travis. This was followed in January 2009 by Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith (2009) starring Cybill Shepherd and in April with Citizen Jane (2009), based on a true story, starring Ally Sheedy, Meat Loaf and Sean Patrick Flannery. Both films directed by Armand were for the Hallmark Channel. Silver Screen Pictures produced "The League" a comedy pilot for Fox TV's FX in April 2009 and followed it in October and December with Secrets in the Walls (2010) and Amish Grace (2010), both for Lifetime TV. In 2010 Silver Screen produced Lies in Plain Sight (2010) and The Craigslist Killer (2011) for Lifetime and Smooch (2011) for Hallmark. William and Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding (2011), Carnal Innocence (2011), The Bling Ring (2013), Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012) and We Have Your Husband (2011) were produced in 2011 for Lifetime. During that time he also completed two short films: The Quandary (2011) and The Finalist (2011). In August of 2012, Mastroianni produced and directed Dark Desire (2012) with Kelly Lynch and Michael Nouri for his new company Shore Road Entertainment. He divides his time between New York and Los Angeles and is developing a series for television and several feature scripts.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Silver Screen Pictures (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Trivia (2)

His 1980 movie He Knows You're Alone (1980) marked the film debut of Tom Hanks.

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