may2010

Ridley Scott – Robin Hood

Ridley Scott’s extraordinary sense of visuals was clear from the start. In 1977, he made a big splash in the film industry with The Duellists. Based on a Joseph Conrad story and set in the Napoleonic era,...
2010_04

Shawn Levy – Date Night

Shawn Levy, a product of Yale’s drama department and USC’s graduate film program, paid his dues doing one-off acting jobs on many hit TV shows from the late 1980s. And he says acting roles on shows like...
2010_03

Jon Landau – Avatar

Although producer Jon Landau was born into the Hollywood industry, serendipity still played a role in his career. As COO of James Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment, Landau produced both...
feb2010

Rick Baker – The Wolfman

If there is one person in Hollywood worthy of laying claim to the crown worn by Jack P. Pierce – Universal Studios’ makeup genius of the 1930s and ‘40s (Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man) – it is...
sept2009

Debbie Allen – Fame

Fans of the old television series Fame will never forget hearing: “You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat,” from a tough-as-nails teacher whose compassion and...
july2009

Nathan Crowley – Public Enemies

Born in London, production designer Nathan Crowley began his career working as a set designer on Hook and has actually worked far more in the U.S. than in the U.K. He’s been involved on a wide range of...
june2009

Chris Lebenzon – The Taking of Pelham 123

Any catalog of major action films of the '80s, '90s or the current decade would be seriously lacking if it didn't include more than a handful of titles edited or co-edited by Chris Lebenzon. The editor just...
may2009

Alan Ball – True Blood

Many would argue the original programming that has come out of HBO in the last few decades has forever changed the face of television – for the better. Dating back two decades to the cable network’s airing...
march2009

Albert Wolsky – Duplicity

This is not a rhetorical question: can you name another industry pro that’s worked with Bob Fosse, Paul Mazursky, Herbert Ross, Alan J. Pakula, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, John Schlesinger, Warren Beatty,...
jan2009

James Gray – Two Lovers

New York City-native James Gray studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California and made his first commercial film, Little Odessa, in 1994, when he was just 25 years old. That film (photographed by...