|Name Stuart Shapiro||Role Producer|
|Occupation Producer, writer, director, entrepreneur|
Movies Only the Strong, Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Mondo New York
Similar Samuel Hadida, Sheldon Lettich, Chris Rock, Tim Allen, Bill Hicks
A Komédia Piszkos Tizenkettője 1988
Stuart S. Shapiro is a producer, writer, director, and Internet entrepreneur. Shapiro began his career as an independent film distributor in 1974 by starting International Harmony which distributed cult classics TunnelVision, Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, Bob Marley's Reggae Sunsplash, The Sex Pistols' DOA, and Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle.
As a producer, Shapiro's credits include Mondo New York and Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, which helped launch the careers of Tim Allen, Chris Rock, and Otto & George. The New Yorker noted the importance of Chris Rock's appearance in Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, saying it "helped earn him a place in the cast of 'Saturday Night Live', two years later, and that attitude helped make him the defining comic of the hip-hop generation." Other credits include Only The Strong, from which he produced the famous Mazda song "Zoom Zoom", and USA networks TV series Night Flight, a youth–targeted variety show he created which ran from 1981 to 1996. Recently, VH1 named Night Flight one of the 10 greatest Hard Rock and Heavy Metal TV shows of all time, saying it was "the single greatest rock omnibus program ever aired." Shapiro also produced the 72-hour live webcast of Woodstock '99, notable for being one of the largest of its kind at the time.
In 2002 and 2003 respectively, Shapiro edited Flash Frames, a book highlighting Flash art from the Internet, with his wife, Laurie Dolphin. He also produced the CD accompaniment to the book This is Today, a history of NBC's Today Show.
Shapiro is the founder and president of iConstituent, which provides online communications to nearly 40% of the United States Congress. He has founded several Internet communication ventures, including Woodstock.com, Firstlook.com, ArtistEnt, and Patronet with Todd Rundgren and Danny Goldberg, one of the first Internet artist music subscription services.