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Iain Blair
Iain Blair has interviewed industry's top filmmakers, including George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Brett Ratner, Rob Reiner and many, many more.

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  • Director's Chair: Scott Derrickson — <i>Doctor Strange</i>
    Director's Chair: Scott Derrickson — Doctor Strange

    It’s been quite a year for Marvel and Disney. Captain America: Civil War — so far the year’s biggest global hit — has grossed well over one billion dollars worldwide, and now comes another superhero m ...

    October 6, 2016

  • Director's Chair: Garry Marshall -  <i>Mother's Day</i>
    Director's Chair: Garry Marshall - Mother's Day

    Forget the Energizer bunny — it’s Garry Marshall, the legendary producer, director, actor and writer of film, television and theatre, who keeps going and going. Now in his 80s, the man who created, wr ...

    May 10, 2016

  • Director's Chair: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan —  'The Huntsman: Winter's War'
    Director's Chair: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan — 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

    French visual effects veteran Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was the VFX supervisor on the 2012 global hit, Snow White and The Huntsman, which grossed nearly $400 million and won him an Oscar nomination for hi ...

    April 7, 2016

  • 'Joy': Director David O. Russell
    'Joy': Director David O. Russell

    Since director/writer David O. Russell made his directorial debut in 1994 with the dark comedy Spanking the Monkey, he has amassed a small but diverse body of work that includes the Gulf War thriller ...

    January 8, 2016

  • 'The Revenant': Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's most challenging film yet
    'The Revenant': Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's most challenging film yet

    Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu won three Oscars — Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay — for Birdman last year. That huge success capped off an amazing run since he d ...

    January 7, 2016

  • Director's Chair: Peter Landesman - 'Concussion'
    Director's Chair: Peter Landesman - 'Concussion'

    The multi-faceted Peter Landesman is a director and screenwriter (2014’s Kill the Messenger, 2013’s Parkland ), an award-winning journalist, author and painter. The latest addition to his extensive re ...

    December 11, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Francis Lawrence - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2'
    Director's Chair: Francis Lawrence - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2'

    Director/producer Francis Lawrence got his start — and honed his skills — directing music videos for such A-listers as Beyonce, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Pink, Britney Spears and J. Lo, and com ...

    November 23, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Joe Wright - 'Pan'
    Director's Chair: Joe Wright - 'Pan'

    British director/producer Joe Wright first grabbed Hollywood’s attention with his debut film, 2005’s Pride & Prejudice, which won a raft of awards and four Oscar nominations. He followed up with t ...

    October 7, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Baltasar Kormakur — 'Everest'
    Director's Chair: Baltasar Kormakur — 'Everest'

    Who you gonna call when you need to make a film about a climbing tragedy set against punishing conditions on the world’s highest mountain? Easy — Baltasar Kormakur, the Icelandic director whose credit ...

    September 10, 2015

  • Director's Chair: F. Gary Gray — 'Straight Outta Compton'
    Director's Chair: F. Gary Gray — 'Straight Outta Compton'

    New Yorker F. Gary Gray first made his name directing hit music videos for such artists as TLC, Cypress Hill, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah and Whitney Houston before helming his first feature film ...

    August 10, 2015

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