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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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Oscar Picks
Published: January 3, 2013

In terms of Oscar-worthy films, 2012 charted a familiar course — the first eight months of the year saw a handful of potential contenders, including The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Brave and Moonrise Kingdom, but it’s the final stretch where the studios stack up such serious, prestige projects (along with a few more light-hearted movies) as Lincoln, The Master, Anna Karenina, Hyde Park on Hudson, Argo, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible, Flight, The Sessions, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Skyfall, Hitchcock, The Hobbit and Django Unchained.
Director's Chair: David Chase — 'Not Fade Away'
Published: January 3, 2013

HOLLYWOOD — What do you do for an encore after you’ve created one of the most influential and acclaimed TV series in history? If you’re The Sopranos’ godfather David Chase, you take a break and then write and direct a feature about your first love, rock music.
Director's Chair: Ben Affleck - 'Argo'
Published: November 5, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Who says there are no second acts? After winning the Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting with pal Matt Damon (in which he also starred), Ben Affleck’s acting career went turbo-charged thanks to such global hits as the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor.
Director's Chair: Martin McDonagh - 'Seven Psychopaths'
Published: October 5, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Writer/producer/director Martin McDonagh won an Academy Award for “Best Live Action Short Film” for Six Shooter, his first foray into film, and followed that project with his feature film debut, the critically-acclaimed In Bruges. 
Director's Chair: Todd Solondz - 'Dark Horse'
Published: September 4, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Indie director Todd Solondz first burst on the scene with Welcome to the Dollhouse, his acclaimed 1995 film about a relentlessly bullied, shy 7th grade girl, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
Director's Chair: Marc Webb - 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
Published: August 13, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — With a name like Marc Webb, the director was probably predestined to helm The Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth film in the multi-billion-dollar-grossing franchise — even though Webb’s last film and feature debut was the low-budget rom-com 500 Days of Summer.
Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'
Published: July 2, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Director/writer/producer Len Wiseman, who began his career as a storyboard and conceptual artist as well as an art department assistant on such Roland Emmerich blockbusters as Independence Day and Stargate, has since racked up his own string of hits, including Live Free or Die Hard and the Underworld franchise.
Director's Chair: William Friedkin - 'Killer Joe'
Published: May 31, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Even if he never directed another film, William Friedkin would always be remembered as one of the greats thanks to two iconic and highly influential films — 1971’s thrilling The French Connection, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, and 1973’s chilling The Exorcist, still considered by many to be the greatest horror film of all time. But while never prolific, Friedkin has never stopped working, and his eclectic credits include such films as Rules of Engagement, To Live And Die in LA, Cruising, Bug and Sorcerer.
Director's Chair: Barry Sonnenfeld - 'Men in Black 3'
Published: May 14, 2012

CULVER CITY — Black suits and shades. Aliens. Neuralyzers. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Yep, the men of  Men in Black are back for the third installment of director Barry Sonnenfeld’s sci-fi comedy franchise, and this time agents J (Smith) and K (Jones) travel back in time — to the ‘60s — to save the agency and the future of humankind.
Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'
Published: April 4, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — The line between live action and animation is becomingly increasingly blurred these days, with some very high-profile cross-fertilization going on. After directing the first three films in the mega-franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Gore Verbinski and ILM teamed up to make their first animated film, Rango, which just won the Oscar. Brad Bird, the director/writer of Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille, successfully took over the reins of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.
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