Directing Endorsements/Points of Interest

Directing Endorsements

He always performed with creativity, competence and professionalism.  I would definitely recommend him and work with him again.

Tony Scott

Hollywood Director/Producer

He’s a lot of fun, he’s up!  He has positive energy that he pumps into it.  He’s full of energy, he’s non-stop all the time.  That kind of energy is real infectious.  The other thing that I’d say about Charlie, he’s not going to settle for anything.  That too is what puts him on top, that he won’t compromise the shot.

Sam Elliot

Hollywood Actor

To have Charlie as my mentor, it’s an honor.  He has a wealth of experience that is priceless and he is a very giving man.

Wil Castillo

Indie Director

Having worked with Charlie Picerni on Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, and numerous television projects, I’d like to recommend him as a reliable, truly dedicated, consummate professional.  I have always had confidence in anything I have asked him to do and he is great to work with, as well.

Richard Donner

Hollywood Director/Producer

…He brought me and my assistant to New York and treated us with the greatest respect.  I feel that as a Director and Producer he is a man of his word and was wonderful to all involved.  I would be happy to work with Charlie anytime he called.

Jackie Burch

Hollywood Casting Director

…The nature of this business weeds out incompetence.  Having a 40 year career in the Industry alone in any capacity should suggest some level of competence but having the 40 year career of Charles Picerni, as a Stuntman, Director, and Producer…puts him in an entirely different level of competence.

Doug Plassee

1st Assistant Director

I worked with Charlie Picerni on two productions: Crimson Tide and Ricochet…Charlie was very professional, competent, and worked well with the crew.  I would definitely use him and recommend him to anyone in the motion picture business.

Denzel Washington

Hollywood Actor

I can say without hesitation, that he is one of the most experienced individuals in the business.  His resume should speak for itself.  I have done several projects with Charlie, and have learned so much from him, that it has helped progress my career as well.  He is very well respected within the industry, and just the addition of his name to a production lends credibility and financial security.

Peewee Piemonte

JMP Productons Inc. President/Former VP of Stuntment's Association of Motion Pictures

Charlie, he doesn’t just go by the numbers and just stick in stuff.  He goes from a dynamic and emotional point of view of what emotionally needs to happen in this moment for the movie.

Patrick Swayze

Hollywood Actor

…Being a thirty year veteran of the film industry as a script supervisor; and working closely with the likes of Tony Scott, Joel Silver, Dick Donner, Brian Helgeland, Billy Friedkin, Mel Gibson, Martin Scorcese, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott, Joe Dante, Stephen J. Cannell, Katherine Bigalow (the list goes on and on) I believe Charlie Picerni to be totally capable and able to fill the position of film or television director.  I would certainly think that his resume speaks for itself.

P.R. Tooke

Hollywood Script Supervisor

Points of Interest

Has worked with Hollywood celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze, Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron, Robert DeNiro, Ed Burns, Will Smith, Mel Gibson, Halle Berry, Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Emilio Estevez, Samuel Jackson, Julia Roberts, Ving Rhames, Rip Torn, Ozzie Davis, Patricia Arquette, James Gandolfini, Christian Slater, Kenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Peter Falk, George Segal, Nick Nolte, Chevy Chase, Bevery D’Angelo, Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen, Jean Claude Van Dam and Bruce Lee, etc.

Has worked with Industry players such as John McTiernan, Joel Silver, Tony Scott, Richard Donner, Ridley Scott, Larry Gordon, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy & Charles Meyer, Joe Roth, Keith Samples, Lous D’Esposito, John Mcpherson, Mario Kassar, Roger Birnbaum, Lee R. Meyes, Suzanne Todd, David Willis, Moshe Diamant, Ed Pressman, Aaron Spelling, Stephen J. Cannell, etc.

“Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences” member – 24 yrs.

“Directors Guild of America” {DGA} member – 38 yrs.

“Screen Actors Guild” {SAG} member – 55 yrs.

“Stunts Unlimited” original member – 45 yrs.