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Ilene Landress – Girls

If things had worked out the way Ilene Landress had planned, she’d be practicing her bedside manner instead of organizing the cast and crew of HBO’s hit series Girls. And she’s got Paul Hogan to thank...
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Joel Cox – Jersey Boys

American Cinema Editors (ACE) Lifetime Career Achievement Award–winning Joel Cox began his career in 1969 working on a trio of diverse films. He was assistant editor on Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch and...
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Chris Edwards – The Third Floor

It’s a fair bet that a number of ICG cover stories from recent years include mention of one of the industry’s top previsualization firms, The Third Floor. The company’s CEO and creative director, Chris...
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Jim Berney – Divergent

After obtaining a master’s in computer science and working at DARPA (part of the U.S. Department of Defense), Jim Berney entered the industry at Metrolight Studios in 1995 as a technical director. Berney...
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Akiva Goldsman – Winter’s Tale

Akiva Goldsman is well aware he has used up a good chunk of his professional currency over the last two decades as an Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer. “God forbid I need favor in Hollywood; I’m...
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Spike Jonze – Her

Anyone who’s ever seen a Spike Jonze movie – Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich among them – knows how difficult they are to categorize. They come along every five or six...
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The Coen Brothers – Inside Llewyn Davis

It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Blood Simple, the ferociously compelling debut from Joel and Ethan Coen, thrilled audiences at a little film festival called Sundance. In the ensuing three...
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Alexander Payne – Nebraska

Producer/director/writer Alexander Payne grew up in Omaha, Nebraska in a family of restaurateurs. He was fascinated by cameras at an early age, but his parents’ preference for a law degree put filmmaking...
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Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón first met cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC, AMC, at film school in his native Mexico. But it wasn’t until more than a decade later, after Cuarón had worked as an...
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Ann Biderman – Ray Donovan

With a career replete with hard-hitting stories, from television, beginning with NYPD Blue to the creation of the cult cop drama Southland, to features like Copycat, Primal Fear, and Public Enemies, it’s...
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M. Night Shyamalan – After Earth

For his latest film, After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan tells the exciting tale of a son desperately trying to save his father, who is trapped in a wrecked spaceship on an apocalyptic Earth. Packed with action...
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Joseph Kosinski – Oblivion

After the success of Alien, in 1979, director Ridley Scott became involved in an attempt to adapt the science-fiction classic Dune to the big screen. In attempting to convince acclaimed fantasist Harlan...