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Whitney Ransick was one of the founding members of The Shooting Gallery. It was in this creative independent film collective that he wrote and directed his first feature film, HANDGUN staring Treat Williams and Seymour Cassel. Variety stated HANDGUN "…exhibits an unmistakably alert intelligence and cinematic sensibility that announces the arrival of an original American filmmaker." With the success of HANDGUN Whitney started directing television; including Barry Levison's HOMICIDE, ER, CRACKER, the pilot GREEN SAILS, SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL. Whitney also has worked as a producer setting-up his original material including THE PRECINCT, a TV pitch that he sold to Viacom. Teaming with Eric Bogosian as writer and Terry George exec-producing, CBS bought the idea and a pilot script was commissioned. Whitney has also optioned numerous books, including THE INTRUDERS, which was set up at Focus Features with Whitney producing along with Steve Golin and Gary Lennon writing. Whitney's second feature that he wrote, directed and produced was SHOCK TV, which starred Freddy Rodriguez of SIX FEET UNDER. Whitney is currently directing and producing the documentary MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY a feature length film about the independent film scene in the 1990s and the company he helped create.