RUDY LANGLAIS (Executive Producer ) began his professional life as a journalist and news-paper and magazine editor for such publications as The Star-Ledger, Black Sports and The Village Voice, before becoming a filmmaker.

As a senior editor at The Voice, Langlais worked with such writers as Pete Hamill, Jose Torres, Stanley Crouch, Joel Oppenheimer and Nat Hentoff. During his tenure, he led The Voice to its first sold-out issues and nurtured the start of film careers for several of his writers. He also helped found and run, as executive editor, the monthly youth-culture magazine Spin.

Able to indulge his love of writers, Langlais nurtured the careers of a corp of new young journalists, such as Barry Michael Cooper, who went on to adapt one of his articles into the film New Jack City.

Having decided to get into filmmaking, Langlais convinced Norman Mailer to adapt Henry Millerīs erotic trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, in association with 20th Century Fox, for director Milos Forman.

Producer credits include Love Crimes, directed by Lizzie Borden for Miramax and Sovereign Pictures, and Sugar Hill starring Wesley Snipes for Beacon Pictures.