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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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  • '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

  • Director's Chair: Chris McQuarrie — 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
    Director's Chair: Chris McQuarrie — 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

    Writer/director/producer Chris McQuarrie got his start with his acclaimed script for The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, which won him an Oscar. In 2000 he made his directorial debut with Th ...

    July 27, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Colin Trevorrow - 'Jurassic World'
    Director's Chair: Colin Trevorrow - 'Jurassic World'

    It’s been 23 years since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park wowed audiences worldwide (it was the highest-grossing film ever, until Titanic ) and re-wrote the book on VFX, bringing to magical — and scar ...

    June 12, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Paul Feig — 'Spy'
    Director's Chair: Paul Feig — 'Spy'

    After laboring for over a decade in the TV trenches, where the Emmy-nominated Paul Feig created the cult hit Freaks and Geeks and directed everything from The Office to Arrested Development and 30 Roc ...

    May 7, 2015

  • Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'
    Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'

    For millions of fans of The Police, the new feature-length film Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, based on guitarist Andy Summers’ 2006 memoir One Train Later, will be the next best thing ...

    April 6, 2015

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