WRITER, PRODUCER and DIRECTOR of “SCOPE”, 65 Â½ HR. Shows for LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
PROJECTS IN PREPARATION:
“IN THE SHADOW OF WINGS”, feature motion picture to be filmed in S. Africa.
“TWIRPY”, a feature motion picture designed as a Family Classic. To be filmed in Australia..
“KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS II”, sequel feature to the famous film produced by Kantor in 1977. To be filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“HALLOWEEN SPECIAL AT DRACULA’S CASTLE”, a 1-Hour TV Special to be taped in Transylvania, Romania. To be hosted by Jack Palance and Phyllis Diller.
“SEAN”, western feature to be filmed in Arizona.
“LYON’S DEN”, anti-terrorist saga. Feature (also to serve as a pilot for a series) to be filmed in Eastern Europe and S. Africa.
“A STONE’S THROW”, feature motion picture to be filmed in Kenya and S. Africa.
“TONIGHT AT ELEVEN”, feature motion picture to be filmed in Los Angeles and
San Francisco. Director: Bill Levey.
PRODUCER OF THESE COMPLETED PRODUCTIONS:
“MOM USA”, one-hour TV Special taped in Jacksonville, Florida. (1996)
“HOLIDAY CLASSIC CARTOONS”, a 1-hour animated Christmas Special. (1994)
“LEGENDS OF THE WEST” TV Series of 13 1-Hour shows, starring JACK PALANCE with guest stars BROOKE SHIELDS and FLOYD WESTERMAN. Taped in Arizona, Montana, S. Dakota and California. “CUSTER AND CRAZY HORSE” episode won the Western Heritage Award by the Cowboy Hall of Fame as best TV Western Documentary. (1992-93)
“MOM USA”, one-hour TV Special taped in Lexington, Kentucky. (1993)
“WILLIE NELSON’S HIGHWAYMEN SPECIAL”, 1-Hour TV Special (1991)
“THEY CALL ME BRUCE LEVY”, sequel to the 2 celebrated “THEY CALL ME BRUCE” features. Starring Johnny Yune. (1989-90)
“UNITED WE STAND”, 2-Hour Pre-Olympic Special with Julio Iglesias, Bob Hope,
Loretta Swit, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, Sheena Easton, Rich Little, Brooke Shields, Jermain Jackson, Johnny Yune, Chinese Acrobats, etc. Director: Lou Horvitz. (1988)
“ACT OF PIRACY”, feature motion picture for Warner Brothers starring Gary Busey, Ray Sharkey and Belinda Bauer, filmed in Greece and S. Africa. (1987)
“THE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDS”, 2-hour TV Special hosted by Ricardo Montalban and Barbara Carrera, and starring 40 major celebrities. (1986)
“IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD”, TV Series (13 1-Hour shows) starring Michael Connors, Lee Meriwether and Jonathan Winters. (1986)
“THE GRAND TOUR”, 1-Hour TV Special starring Dick Cavett, Angie Dickinson, Lee Meriwether, Robert Urich, Susan Sullivan, Jonathan Winters, Father Guido Sarducci, Jenilee Harrison, Dorothy Hamill, Lydia Cornell. Taped in Venice, Italy; Austria, Mexico and Colorado. (1985)
“SHAKER RUN”, feature starring Cliff Robertson, Leif Garrett and Lisa Harrow. Filmed in New Zealand. (1984)
“FROM HAWAII WITH LOVE”, 2-hour TV Special for Hawaiian Tropic. Starring Ann Jillian, Tom Wopat, the Beach Boys, America. Director: Walter Miller. (1983)
“MUTANT” (NIGHT SHADOWS), feature starring Wings Hauser and Bo Hopkins. Filmed in Norcross, Georgia. (Film Ventures) (1982)
“KILL AND KILL AGAIN”, feature starring James Ryan. One of the highest grossing Martial Arts films of all time. Filmed in S. Africa. (Film Ventures) # 2 on the Box Office Chart. (1981)
“HARDLY WORKING”, feature starring Jerry Lewis. # 1 on the Box Office Chart. Filmed in Florida. (20th Century Fox). (1980)
“GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF”, Associate Producer and Production Manager. Feature starring Anne Heywood, Earl Holliman, Robert Vaughn and Donald Pleasence. Directed by Marvin Chomsky. (United Artists) (1979)
“THE DARK”, Associate Producer and Production Manager. Feature starring William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel and Keenan Wynn. (For Dick Clark and Film Ventures). (1978)
“KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS”, Producer of celebrated cult-feature starring William Shatner. Nominated as best horror film of the year, best actor nomination for Shatner and best supporting actor nomination for Woody Strode by the National Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films. Filmed in Arizona. Director: John “Bud” Cardos. (MGM-UA). (1977)
“DIXIE DYNAMITE”, feature starring Warren Oates and Chris George. Served as Associate Producer, Production Manager and Film Editor. (Dimension Pictures) (1975)
“ASSAULT ON AGATHON”, co-producer of feature for National General. Filmed in Greece. Nelson Entertainment. (1974)
“F.T.A.”, feature starring Jane Fonda and Don Sutherland. Served as full producer. (AIP). (1972)
“JUD”, feature starring Joseph Kaufman and Claudia Jennings, with title song by Bob Dylan. Served as full producer. (Maron Films/Cannon). (1971)
“BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS’ CURTAIN ODYSSEY”, a 1-Hour TV Special. Served as full producer. (National General). (1970)
1966-74 – Founder, President and Post-Production Supervisor at Synchrofilm, Inc. Film Editor of the “BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW” for 6 straight years, for which Kantor received 3 Emmy nominations. For 8 years, Kantor was in charge of post-production on about 200 features and many TV shows, specials and commercials. A partial list of the feature films include: “EASY RIDER”, “FIVE EASY PIECES”, “THE LAST PICTURE SHOW”, “PAPILLON”, “THE CANDIDATE”, “WOODSTOCK”, “HANG’EM HIGH”, “LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS”, “BADLANDS”, “BENJI”, “KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE”, “FRITZ THE CAT”, “HEAD” (MONKEE feature), “JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN”, “KING OF MARVIN GARDENS”, “MACON COUNTY LINE”, “THE WAR WAGON”, Film Editor on “THE BUBBLE” (Arch Oboler feature) and Music Editor and Editorial Supervisor on 3 BOB HOPE features: “THE PRIVATE NAVY OF SGT. O’FARRELL”, “HOW TO COMMIT MARRIAGE” and “CANCEL MY RESERVATION”. TV shows include: THE MONKEES, The TARZAN SERIES, THE DORIS DAY SHOW, THE BOB HOPE SPECIALS, THE BING CROSBY SPECIAL, THE JACK BENNY SPECIAL, THE ANN MARGRET SPECIAL, THE DICK VAN DYKE SPECIAL, PLAYBOY AFTER DARK, PUFF-N-STUFF, THE HERB ALPERT SPECIAL, DUNDEE AND THE CULHANE, WIMBLEDON, THE SEARCH (Warner Bros.), INSIGHT, many pilots, and over 30 Movies of the Week for Tomorrow Entertainment, ABC-CIRCLE Films, CBS, Hanna-Barbera, NBC, Filmways and RSO.
In 1968, Kantor also composed the musical theme for Tarzan, for 2 Tarzan features at Paramount, “TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER” and “TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY”, and the subsequent Tarzan TV Series.
1964-66 – General Manager and Editorial Supervisor of General Music Corporation. Films, series: “JOHNNY TIGER” (Universal), “TARZAN” (NBC), “SUPERMAN” (CBS).
1963 – Music Supervisor at Universal on “WAGON TRAIN”, “GENERAL ELECTRIC PLAYHOUSE THEATRE” and “CHRYSLER PLAYHOUSE”.
1954-62 – Head of the MUSIC EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT at Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems. Edited and/or supervised the music for the following TV shows: “FORD THEATRE”, “FATHER KNOWS BEST”, “CELEBRITY PLAYHOUSE”, “DONNA REED”, “PLAYHOUSE 90”, “RIN-TIN-TIN”, “HAZEL”, “ALCOA FOODYEAR”, “DENNIS THE MENACE”, “THE RAVEN”, “SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORYBOOK”, “EMPIRE”, “NAKED CITY”, “CIRCUS BOY”, “THE WEB”, “TEXAS RANGERS”, “MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE”, “CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT”, “JUNGLE JIM”, and the following features: “BYE BYE BIRDIE”, “UNDER THE YUM -YUM TREE”, “THE INTERNS”, “GIDGET GOES TO ROME”, “DIAMOND HEAD”.