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Debra Hill (November 10, 1950March 7, 2005) was an American screenwriter and film producer who co-wrote the horror movie Halloween. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Michael Myers, unstoppable psycho-killer The Halloween films are a series of horror movies, of which the first film is considered one of the most important and influential of the genre. ...

Hill was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She entered the movie business in 1974 and was unhappy with the level of condescension she experienced because of her gender. She started as a production assistant on adventure documentaries, and progressed through jobs as a script supervisor, assistant director and second-unit director. Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Production assistant is a movie term for a person responsible for various odd jobs, such as stopping traffic, acting as couriers, getting items from craft service, etc. ... Assistant director is a movie term for an assistant to the director whose duties include tracking the progress of filming versus the production schedule, and preparing call sheets. ...

In 1978 she and director John Carpenter co-wrote the horror movie Halloween. Following its success, Hill and Carpenter worked together on Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) but left the series after the latter's failure at the box office. Their other credits together include: The Fog (1980), Escape From New York (1981) and its sequel, Escape From L.A. (1996). See also: 1977 in film 1978 1979 in film 1970s in film years in film film Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss... John Carpenter John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film music composer. ... Michael Myers, unstoppable psycho-killer The Halloween films are a series of horror movies, of which the first film is considered one of the most important and influential of the genre. ... Halloween II (aka Halloween II: The Nightmare Isnt Over!) (1981) is the sequel to the hugely popular horror film, Halloween. ... Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a horror film released in 1982. ... The Fog is a 1980 horror movie directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music of the film. ... Escape from New York is a 1981 science fiction action film directed and scored by John Carpenter. ... Escape from L.A. is a 1996 film directed by John Carpenter. ...

In 1986 Hill formed an independent production company with her friend Lynda Obst. Together they produced Adventures in Babysitting, Heartbreak Hotel and The Fisher King. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adventures in Babysitting was a 1987 film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, and Keith Coogan. ... The Fisher King is a movie from 1991 written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ...

In 1988 she entered a contract with Walt Disney Pictures under which she produced Gross Anatomy, short films for the Walt Disney theme park and an NBC special for Disneyland's 35th anniversary. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walt Disney Pictures is a United States-based movie studio, and is a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... The 1989 movie Gross Anatomy stars Matthew Modine and Daphne Zuniga. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...

She also produced The Dead Zone (1983), Head Office (1985), and Clue (1985). The Dead Zone is a novel by Stephen King published in 1979. ... Clue is a 1985 U.S. comedy film based on the boardgame Clue (a. ...

She was honored by Women in Film in 2003. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Hill had cancer diagnosed in February 2004 but continued to work on several projects. At the time of her death she was working on a movie about the last two men pulled from the rubble of the Twin Towers following the September 11, 2001 attacks. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated attacks carried out in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ...

After her death Carpenter told Associated Press that working with Hill was one of the "greatest experiences of my life. She had a passion for not just movies about women or women's ideas, but films for everybody". Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ...

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Telegraph | News | Debra Hill (479 words)
Debra Hill, who died on Monday aged 54, co-wrote and produced Halloween, the 1970s horror film starring a young Jamie Lee Curtis as a babysitter terrorised by a masked psychopath; the film is now regarded as one of the most influential in the genre and has since spawned hundreds of lesser "slasher" movies.
Debra Hill was surprised at some critics' accusations that Halloween was misogynistic, and said later that it was "totally unintentional" that the killer seemed to hone in on sexually active teenage girls.
Debra Hill was born in 1950 at Haddonfield, a comfortable suburb in New Jersey, and grew up in Philadelphia.
Blog of Death: Debra Hill (1550 words)
Debra Hill, a producer and screenwriter who wrote the classic horror film "Halloween," died on March 7 of cancer.
Debra Hill was a true visionary with an incredible talent.
I was never aware who debra hill was until i did a search on her when i saw the "new" The Fog.
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