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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: John Carpenter - 'The Ward'
    Director's Chair: John Carpenter - 'The Ward'

    HOLLYWOOD — Over the past four decades, director/producer/ writer/actor/editor/composer John Carpenter has thrilled, chilled and scared the pants off audiences worldwide with such films as the Hallowe ...

    May 16, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Jonathan Liebesman — 'Battle: Los Angeles'
    Director's Chair: Jonathan Liebesman — 'Battle: Los Angeles'

    HOLLYWOOD — Maybe only one thing could make LA’s freeway traffic even worse — an invasion of aliens who relentlessly set about destroying the city — and cities everywhere. That’s the set up for Battle ...

    April 5, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski - 'Rango'
    Director's Chair: Gore Verbinski - 'Rango'

    HOLLYWOOD — After directing the first three films in the mega-franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski knows a thing or two about how to helm a huge production. And thanks to all the CGI in ...

    March 4, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'
    Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'

    HOLLYWOOD — Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu directed and produced his acclaimed 2000 debut feature film Amores Perros, which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Fi ...

    January 31, 2011

  • Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold
    Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold

    Maybe it’s an illustration of that old saw, ‘Out of sight, out of mind,’ or maybe it’s just human nature to pay most attention to what’s right in front of us. Either way, the biggest number of Academy ...

    January 4, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's  'Another Year'
    Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's 'Another Year'

    HOLLYWOOD — For the past 40 years, since his aptly-named 1971 feature debut Bleak Moments, British director Mike Leigh has amassed a body of work — including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
    Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

    LONDON — British director Michael Apted has led an interesting double life since moving to Hollywood in the late seventies. While helming such big studio hits as the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's ...

    December 6, 2010

  • SWOT: Directors discuss the feature film business
    SWOT: Directors discuss the feature film business

    Despite — or because of — the ongoing grim economic picture, 2010 was a pretty good year for Hollywood. Audiences, happy to forget the recession and their financial woes for a couple of hours, headed ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Director's Chair: Stephen Frears - 'Tamara Drewe'
    Director's Chair: Stephen Frears - 'Tamara Drewe'

    HOLLYWOOD — At first glance the long film career of acclaimed British director Stephen Frears might look a little schizophrenic. He’s made big Hollywood studio pictures with big stars, such as Mary Re ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Director's Chair: Randall Wallace - 'Secretariat'
    Director's Chair: Randall Wallace - 'Secretariat'

    HOLLYWOOD — Movie fans have always loved a good horse racing film. Now, following in the hooves of such favorites as Seabiscuit, Dreamer and National Velvet, comes the new Disney film Secretariat. Bas ...

    October 5, 2010

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