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Charles B. Pierce Net Worth

Charles B. Pierce Net Worth is
$900,000

Charles B. Pierce Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Charles B. Pierce (June 16, 1938 – March 5, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, set decorator, cinematographer and actor, and is considered one of the first modern independent filmmakers. Pierce directed thirteen films over the span of 26 years, but is best known for his cult hits The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976).Pierce was born in Hammond, Indiana, but moved to Arkansas early in his childhood. After working in production jobs at television stations, Pierce moved to Texarkana and started an advertising agency. He made his directorial debut with The Legend of Boggy Creek, a faux documentary-style film inspired by the legend of the Bigfoot-like Fouke Monster. The film was funded largely by a donation from an advertising client, and Pierce rented a local movie theater to exhibit it. The low-budget film grossed roughly $25 million.Pierce followed the success with several inexpensive, regional films set in Southeastern and Southwestern United States. Among them were The Town That Dreaded Sundown, based on the true story of the Phantom Killer murders in Texarkana.After years of pressure from producers, Pierce directed a Boggy Creek sequel, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985), which he considered the worst film of his career. The sequel was featured in a 1999 episode of the comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, which ultimately increased Pierce's visibility. Pierce died of natural causes in Dover, Tennessee. His work has been cited as an influence on the horror film The Blair Witch Project (1999).
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Date Of BirthJune 16, 1938
Died2010-03-05
Place Of BirthHammond, Indiana, USA
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Producer
SpouseBeth Pulley Pierce
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Worked as a weatherman and host of a children's cartoon show for KTAL-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana. Later started an advertising company in Texarkana.
2Made home movies as a youngster in his backyard, using an old 8 mm camera.
3According to a 2008 interview with the Austin Chronicle, film directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks were in talks with Mr. Pierce to bring him aboard as a co-producer of The Wild Man of the Navidad (2008), an homage to '70s drive-in creature features. He reportedly turned them down because he instead wanted to direct the project, which was later released by IFC Films.
4Father of Chuck Pierce Jr..

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chasing the Wind1998
Renfroe's Christmas1997
Hawken's Breed1987
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues1984
Sacred Ground1983
The Evictors1979
The Norseman1978
Grayeagle1977
The Town That Dreaded Sundown1976
The Winds of Autumn1976
Winterhawk1975
Bootleggers1974
The Legend of Boggy Creek1972

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawken's Breed1987written by
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues1984written by
Sudden Impact1983story
Sacred Ground1983writer
The Evictors1979writer
The Norseman1978writer
Grayeagle1977written by
The Winds of Autumn1976original story
Winterhawk1975written by
Bootleggers1974story

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawken's Breed1987producer
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues1984producer
The Evictors1979producer
The Norseman1978producer
Grayeagle1977producer
The Town That Dreaded Sundown1976producer
The Winds of Autumn1976producer
Winterhawk1975producer
Bootleggers1974executive producer
The Legend of Boggy Creek1972producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Town That Dreaded Sundown2014Man in Diner
Renfroe's Christmas1997Narrator (voice)
Hawken's Breed1987Noel Hickman as an old man (voice)
The Aurora Encounter1986Preacher
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues1984Dr. Brian C. Lockhart
Grayeagle1977Bugler
The Town That Dreaded Sundown1976Patrolman A.C. Benson
The Winds of Autumn1976Fred Hankins
Bootleggers1974Homer Dodd

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chisholms1979TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
Foxy Brown1974as Charles Pierce
Coffy1973as Charles Pierce

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fresno1986TV Mini-Series 4 episodes

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sacred Ground1983
The Legend of Boggy Creek1972photographed by

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost Tapes2009TV Series source - 1 episode
The Winds of Autumn1976presenter

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bootleggers1974additional photographer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wild Man of the Navidad2008special thanks

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a SpecialFresno (1986)

Known for movies


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