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Clint Eastwood – J. Edgar

Over the course of winning four Oscars, director/producer/actor Clint Eastwood has built a wide-ranging resume - everything from comedies, thrillers and those famously iconic Westerns, to complex and...
sept2011

Tommy Schlamme – Pan Am

Elephants never forget, and, apparently, the same can be said for the elite tier of TV producer/directors. Case in point is Tommy Schlamme, who while visiting New York City as a youngster, was struck by the...
june2011

J.J. Abrams – Super 8

In the late 1970s, J.J. Abrams and his friend, Matt Reeves, were novice Super 8 filmmakers in Los Angeles when they received a call from Steven Spielberg’s office. The director had seen a photo of the boys...
jan2011

Michel Gondry – The Green Hornet

French-born Michel Gondry started his career making music videos for his own band, Oui, Oui. When his work caught the eye of Finnish pop star Bjork, the pair’s collaboration jump-started the director’s...
feb2011web

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky is a confirmed New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn to parents who were both teachers, he was trained as a research biologist with The School for Field Studies at a ranch in Kenya and Prince William...
nov2010

Davis Guggenheim – Waiting for Superman

If you think you know filmmaker Davis Guggenheim by his many episodic TV credits or iconic last name, you’ve missed most of his story. Raised on social justice documentaries by his father, Charles...
oct2010

Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin came to prominence in 1989 with the smash Broadway play, A Few Good Men, which garnered him the John Gassner Award for an American play by a new playwright. His film adaptation a few years later,...
july2010

Emma Thomas – Inception

Emma Thomas met Christopher Nolan while they were both students majoring in English literature at University College in London, England, and they were married during their last year at the school. Hardcore...
2010_06

Steve Ritzi – Jonah Hex

Stunt coordinator and 2nd Unit director Steve Ritzi grew up around boats on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway on the Atlantic coast. In 1989 he auditioned for and won a role in the stunt boat show at Universal...