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Born in Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Richard Halpern is an award-winning director and producer, working in the film business since 1990. Richard also wrote and produced "Under the Bed" for Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way & Radar Pictures (Riddick/Spring Breakers), produced the feature film "Amnesiac" starring Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley, the feature-film "All Shook Up" starring Sarah Chalke (Scrubs/Roseanne), Executive Produced the Television Series "The Strand", starring Katherine Helmond (Soap, Brazil) and featuring Kevin Smith (Clerks), the feature film "The Objective", directed by Daniel Myrick (The Balir Witch Project), produced/directed the feature-film "Zzyzx", starring Kenny Johnson (The Shield), produced and directed the feature-film W.M.D. for Indican Pictures (Boondock Saints) and produced "Bigfoot County" for Lionsgate Entertainment.

In 1991, Richard created the first international film festival in Orlando, Florida, with an opening night party at Walt Disney World.

In 1999, Richard created the Pull My Finger CD, that sold several hundred thousand copies world-wide and appeared on hundreds of media programs such as "The Tonight Show", "The Hoard Stern Show", "Usa Today", "Maxim Magazine", "The Donny and Marie Show" and "The View".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Richard A Halpern

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As a grip in a production at Disney World, Richard walked up to president of Walt Disney Pictures Jeffrey Katzenberg and pitched him a screenplay based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World, which Richard once worked at. Katzenberg loved the pitch and requested the script be sent to his Burbank office. Disney went on to create the movie starring Eddie Murphy.

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