(written from a Production point of view)
Cory L. McNeill (born 7 December 1981; age 31) is a film and television production and post-production office manager, coordinator, and liaison. He sometimes works as an art department assistant, as he did on 2009's Star Trek, produced and directed by J.J. Abrams. He previously served in the same occupation on Abrams' Mission: Impossible III.
McNeill was born in Breckinridge, Colorado. He has worked in the post-production department on several reality-competition programs, notably American Idol (as an assistant editor), American Idol Rewind (as a post-production coordinator), and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (as post-production liaison). He was also a production office manager on realty series such as America's Got Talent and American Inventor.
Outside of his work for reality TV, McNeill has served as a production liaison on FOX's hit medical drama series House, M.D., on which Jennifer Morrison (who appears in 2009's Star Trek as James T. Kirk's mother, Winona) is a series regular. He has also worked as a production assistant on NBC's long-running medical drama ER.
In addition to his work as an art department assistant on Star Trek and M:i:III, McNeill has provided services on two other films from Paramount Pictures, Failure to Launch and the updated version of Charlotte's Web. He was a set production assistant on the former, while on the latter, he is credited as a visual effects assistant. Both of these films, like M:i:III, were released in 2006.