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(written from a Production point of view)
David Witz was a Unit Production Manager on Star Trek. He was also the film's co-producer. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
Witz has worked exclusively with Paramount Pictures as a production manager since 2002. His films since that time have included Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, War of the Worlds and Dreamgirls. He first worked with Star Trek director/producer J.J. Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (among many other Star Trek production staff members) on Paramount's 2006 film, Mission: Impossible III.
Earlier in his Hollywood career, Witz was an associate producer on the 1986 film Hollywood Vice Squad, starring Ronny Cox and Frank Gorshin. In 1991 he produced the horror/thriller Servants of Twilight, starring Bruce Greenwood (who plays Christopher Pike on Star Trek) and Carel Struycken.
Witz was Unit Production Manager on films such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (featuring Stephen Root), Jury Duty (starring Charles Napier and Richard Riehle), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (starring Kim Darby), and Paramount's Escape from L.A. (starring Michelle Forbes). He also managed the 2002 Ice Cube/Mike Epps comedies All About the Benjamins and Friday After Next for New Line Cinema.
Prior to Star Trek, Witz's most recently completed project was Paramount's The Spiderwick Chronicles, which opened in February of 2008. Witz was the Unit Production Manager for additional photography on that film.