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Don Nunley followed his father into the film industry in 1959. He has film credits as a property master, set decorator and production designer, and has been a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1977. In his 30 years on motion picture sets, he worked with Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Gilda Radner, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Robert DeNiro, and many other notable actors. Nunley also started the first product placement agency in Hollywood, working to get products into movies and TV shows. His company was responsible for E.T. drinking Coors beer, Tom Cruise wearing RayBan sunglasses for ”Top Gun” and “Risky Business,”and Robin Williams finding his first job in America at McDonald's in "Moscow Across the Hudson."

Nunley has been called upon to lecture at colleges, and on cruise ships. He also consults with Hollywood studios on product placement.