Rita Hayworth as Gilda

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Rita Hayworth | Inspirational Choice of Bruce A. Simon

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.

Primary Department
Production Staff
Primary Occupation
First Assistant Director
Secondary Occupation(s)
Producer
Director
Driver
Union/Guild Affiliation(s)
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA)
Hollywood Teamsters (Local 399)
Biography
Bruce A. Simon is the founder of IndustryCentral. In 1998, envisioning the future of the internet and it's role on the Motion Picture & Television Industry, he set out to create a "homepage" consisting of a 'links list' of his favorite websites and those he felt would be of value to other industry professionals. This list eventually grew to what is now known as "The Motion Picture & Television Industry Links Database" and remains a staple at IndustryCentral. Bruce soon began a monthly feature he called "Profiles of the Working Actor" honoring those hard working something-less-than-famous actors who were working as "Guest Stars" and "Day Players" on many of the projects he was assigned to. They were those many characters you'd seen over and over in so many varying roles. You knew that face, but not the name! The Profiles were received so well that they inspired IndustryCentral's expansion from the simple links list from which it began. Mr. Simon continues contributing those Profiles as often as possible. So keep watching for more!

Bruce A. Simon is a 30+ year veteran of the Directors Guild of America working as a Producer, UPM, and Assistant Director on hundreds of Feature, Television, and Commercial Productions. He began his career as an Actor and Extra but soon realized his calling was behind the camera. Working as a Production Assistant afforded him the knowledge and experience that ultimately enabled him to join the Directors Guild of America as a Production Manager. His early work was on many Television Series' such as Vega$ (1978), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Hunter (1984), Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), & Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He soon segued into long-form working on many of the popular MOW's and Pilots of the 80's and 90's. His proudest achievement came on HBO's _"The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995)_ which earned a nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award for Longform TV as part of the Director Robert Markowitz team. More recently, Bruce has contributed his A.D. skills in the Feature arena on projects such as This Christmas (2007), Yes Man (2008), The Losers (2010), Easy A (2010), Fired Up! (2009), Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), and Least Among Saints (2012).

Over the years, he has been privileged to work along side some of the most talented Directors in the business & learned many tips and tricks of the trade from legendary Directors Guild A.D. members such as the renowned Abby Singer, and Francisco Day

His acting credits include: Nowhere to Hide (1977), Brothers (1977), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Slumber Party '57 (1976).

He is currently compiling his days as a Studio Driver which will enable him to join the Hollywood Teamsters Local 399

Updated - Mar 2017

Professional Resume

 2012 Least Among Saints (first assistant director)
 2010 Easy A (additional second assistant director)
 2010/I The Losers (second assistant director: second unit)
 2008 Yes Man (additional second assistant director)
 2008 Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (first assistant director)
 2007 This Christmas (first assistant director: second unit)
  The Kill Point (TV Series) (first assistant director - 6 episodes, 2007) (second second assistant director - 2 episodes, 2007)
- The Devil's Zoo (2007) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Rabbit at Unrest (2007) ... (second second assistant director)
- The Great Ape Escape (2007) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Visiting Hours (2007) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
- Pro Patria (2007) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
 2006 Zoey 101 (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Chase's Girlfriend (2006) ... (first assistant director)
- Lola Likes Chase (2006) ... (first assistant director)
 2004 Medical Investigation (TV Series) (first assistant director: second unit)
 2003 The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2001 The Chronicle (TV Series) (first assistant director - 8 episodes)
- Take Me Back (2001) ... (first assistant director)
- Bring Me the Head of Tucker Burns (2001) ... (first assistant director)
- Only the Young Die Good (2001) ... (first assistant director)
- Bermuda Love Triangle (2001) ... (first assistant director)
- He's Dead, She's Dead (2001) ... (first assistant director)
 2000 The 10th Kingdom: The Making of an Epic (Video short documentary) (first assistant director)
 2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Unfriendly Skies (2000) ... (first assistant director)
 2000 Manhattan, AZ (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot ... (first assistant director)
  Columbo (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode, 2000) (second assistant director - 1 episode, 1998)
- Murder with Too Many Notes (2000) ... (first assistant director)
- Ashes to Ashes (1998) ... (second assistant director)
 1998 Twice Upon a Time (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1996 L.A. Firefighters (TV Series) (first assistant director - 4 episodes)
- The Match (1996) ... (first assistant director)
- So What Else Happened (1996) ... (first assistant director)
- The Fire Down Below (1996) ... (first assistant director)
- Till Death Do Us Part (1996) ... (first assistant director)
 1996 Silk Stalkings (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Private Dancer (1996) ... (first assistant director)
 1996 Have You Seen My Son (TV Movie) (first assistant director: USA)
 1995 Nothing Lasts Forever (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1994 Because Mommy Works (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1994 Forced to Kill (first assistant director: second unit)
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (first assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Family Matters (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- End Run (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Crime Wave Dave (1993) ... (first assistant director)
 1993 For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (TV Movie) (assistant director)
 1992-1993 Raven (TV Series) (first assistant director - 7 episodes)
- The Guardians of the Night (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Something in the Closet (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Rip-Off (1993) ... (first assistant director - as Bruce Simon)
- Bloody Beach (1993) ... (first assistant director)
- Prey (1992) ... (first assistant director)
 1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1992 She Woke Up (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Mini-Series) (first assistant director)
 1990 Project: Tinman (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1990 The Lookalike (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1990 Dark Avenger (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts (TV Mini-Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (second assistant director)
  Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (second assistant director - 8 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (first assistant director - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- Skin of Evil (1988) ... (first assistant director)
- Heart of Glory (1988) ... (first assistant director)
- Home Soil (1988) ... (second assistant director)
- When the Bough Breaks (1988) ... (second assistant director)
- Too Short a Season (1988) ... (second assistant director)
 1987 The Highwayman (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- The Highwayman (1987) ... (first assistant director)
 1987 Infidelity (TV Movie) (second assistant director - as Bruce Simon)
 1986 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Mistress for the Prosecution (1986) ... (first assistant director - as Bruce Simon)
- Golden Lady (1986) ... (first assistant director)
  Hunter (TV Series) (first assistant director - 9 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (second assistant director - 1 episode, 1985)
- Saturday Night Special (1986) ... (first assistant director)
- The Beautiful & the Dead: Part 1 (1986) ... (first assistant director)
- The Setup (1986) ... (first assistant director)
- 62 Hrs. of Terror (1986) ... (first assistant director)
- Scrap Metal (1986) ... (first assistant director)
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1985) ... (first assistant director: second unit)
  T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 1 episode, 1985) (second assistant director - 1 episode, 1983)
- Trackdown (1985) ... (second second assistant director)
- Requiem for a Cop (1983) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1984 Mutant (second assistant director - as Bruce Simon)
 1981 Just Before Dawn (assistant director: second unit - as Bruce Simon) / (second assistant director - as Bruce Simon)
 1979-1980 Vega$ (TV Series) (second assistant director - 22 episodes)
- Vendetta (1980) ... (second assistant director)
- Siege of the Desert Inn (1980) ... (second assistant director)
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 2 (1980) ... (second assistant director)
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 1 (1980) ... (second assistant director)
- The Man Who Was Twice (1980) ... (second assistant director)
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 2003 Hunter (TV Series) (production manager - 4 episodes)
- Dead Heat (2003) ... (production manager)
- Untouchable (2003) ... (production manager)
- To Protect and Serve ... (production manager)
- Need to Know ... (production manager)
 1994 Greyhounds (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (unit production manager - 1 episode)
- Heart of Glory (1988) ... (unit production manager)
Hide Hide Actor (5 credits)
 1977 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
Boat Captain (uncredited)
 1977 Brothers
FBI Agent
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Airbus Navigator (uncredited)
 1976 Rocky
Fight Commentator (uncredited)
 1976 Slumber Party '57
Witch Doctor (uncredited)
Hide Hide Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
 2005 Gotham Cafe (Short) (production consultant)
 1979 The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (stage manager)
Hide Hide Producer (1 credit)
 2004 A Day Without a Mexican (associate producer)
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