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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: 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

  • 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

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