Exposure

Angelina Jolie – Unbroken

Lovers of the art of cinematography will find a kindred soul in Angelina Jolie. That was obvious three years ago when the Oscar-winning actress presented Dean Semler, ACS, ASC, with an ASC Lifetime Achievement ... Read More...

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller’s first film, The Cruise (1998), was a nonfiction portrait of Timothy “Speed” Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan’s Gray Line double decker buses, and it won awards at the Berlin and Newport Inte... Read More...

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 for it... Read More...

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 Franci... Read More...

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 Edwards,... Read More...

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 then s... Read More...

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 screwed... Read More...

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 years and ... Read More...

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 decades,... Read More...

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 aside ... Read More...

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 AD on nume... Read More...

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 easy t... Read More...