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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: Guillermo del Toro — <I>The Shape of Water</I>
    Director's Chair: Guillermo del Toro — The Shape of Water

    Since bursting onto the scene — and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, Cronos, Mexican writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro has established himse ...

    March 15, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Luca Guadagnino — <I>Call Me By Your Name</I>
    Director's Chair: Luca Guadagnino — Call Me By Your Name

    Luca Guadagnino, the award-winning Italian director, screenwriter, producer and artist, first arrived on the international scene in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed film, I Am Love, starring frequen ...

    February 9, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — <I>Lady Bird</I>
    Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird

    Over the past decade, actress Greta Gerwig has appeared in some 40 movies, cementing her growing reputation as one of Hollywood’s brightest and most engaging new stars. Her acclaimed performances incl ...

    January 19, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>
    Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok

    The “God of Thunder” is back, although you may not recognize him at first without his trademark long locks and hammer. But then, a lot has changed since his last outing, the 2013 global blockbuster, T ...

    November 10, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Jon Watts — <I>Spider-Man: Homecoming</I>
    Director's Chair: Jon Watts — Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man’s back, and a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, now enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in earnest in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homeco ...

    July 10, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Doug Liman — <I>The Wall</I>
    Director's Chair: Doug Liman — The Wall

    Doug Liman first made his name directing the 1996 low-budget cult hit comedy, Swingers, before proceeding to redefine the action/spy thriller with the hugely successful, The Bourne Identity, which spa ...

    May 16, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski — <i>A Cure For Wellness</i>
    Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski — A Cure For Wellness

    After directing such blockbusters as the 2011 Oscar-winner Rango and the first three films in the multi-billion-dollar mega-franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski knows a thing or two abou ...

    February 9, 2017

  • Education: Biola U's Studio Task Force Dinner features <i>Batman</i> EP
    Education: Biola U's Studio Task Force Dinner features Batman EP

    HOLLYWOOD — Biola University’s acclaimed Cinema and Media Arts Program (www.biola.edu/cinema-and-media-arts-ba) recently sponsored a Studio Task Force Dinner at CBS Studios in Los Angeles with special ...

    February 6, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Mike Mills — <i>20th Century Women</i>
    Director's Chair: Mike Mills — 20th Century Women

    The multifaceted Mike Mills isn’t just an acclaimed writer/director who’s best known for his independent films, Beginners (2011) and Thumbsucker (2005); he also works as a graphic designer and artist ...

    January 20, 2017

  • Director's Chair: Warren Beatty — <i>Rules Don't Apply</i>
    Director's Chair: Warren Beatty — Rules Don't Apply

    A living legend and a towering presence in cinema, Oscar-winner Warren Beatty remains one of Hollywood’s last great male icons and last links to the old studio system. He starred in his first film, Sp ...

    December 16, 2016

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