Tough Guys Do Dance
by David Winters
by David Winters
David Winters has produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies, and is recognized as nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry. In Tough Guys Do Dance, David shares many fascinating and, at times, jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes stories regarding his associations with some of the biggest names in show business—names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson, to name a few.
Tough Guys Do Dance is filled with personal stories of David’s life that at times may seem hard to imagine and is told with David’s personal voice and real-life humility in a way that only he could tell. David’s work in the legendary Broadway show and film West Side Story inspired millions of boys and men alike to embrace the art of dance and truly showed them that “tough guys do dance”! Whether you are a student of dancing or an aspiring actor or producer, this book will prove to be one of the most entertaining reads you will ever experience.
Book Type: Paperback
David Winters has produced and directed over 80 features and over 200 television shows and TV movies, and has been in over 100 TV shows as an actor.
His 1st of 6 Emmy nominations was for “Movin’ with Nancy” starring Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and David himself. His 2nd Emmy nomination was for “The Ann-Margret TV Special”, and because of this nomination they created an Emmy for Choreography which didn’t exist before. David feels this is one of his greatest achievements, getting recognition for dance on TV. David’s first Directing job was on “THE MONKEES” TV series. This series won the Emmy for 2 years in a row.
For excellence in film and TV, David Winters has 26 Award nominations and won 15 times including Best Director 2015 at the Wide Screen Film Festival at the AMC Cinemas in the USA. The Peabody Award, Paris Film Festival, Christopher Award, 3 World Television Awards, Sitges Film Festival, Mumbai film Festival, Bangkok Film Festival, Star Entertainment Award, Houston Film Festival, 6 Emmy nominations, etc.
He has worked with Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, Diana Ross, Josh Brolin, Cher, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, Kirk Douglas, David Carradine, Pamela Anderson, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Lucille Ball, Bobby Darin, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. David Produced, Directed, Financed, and Distributed 49 films in the next 8 years.
His Video and Theatrical Distribution Company released 150 films in 6 years in the USA. He Produced his Epic Adventure film The King Maker entirely in Thailand. Sony Studios and Universal Studios bought The King Maker, which received 4 Thai Academy Award nominations, won The Star Entertainment Award, and won Outstanding Film Award at the FICTS International Film Festival in Mumbai, India.
David has had an immense career in television and film, and has acted in over 20 stage shows including the 10 Academy Award winning film West Side Story This film established David as a Teenage Star.