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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: Doug Liman — 'Edge of Tomorrow'
    Director's Chair: Doug Liman — 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    HOLLYWOOD — Doug Liman first made his name directing the low-budget 1996 comedy Swingers, before proceeding to redefine the action spy thriller with the hugely successful The Bourne Identity, followed ...

    June 5, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Wally Pfister - 'Transcendence'
    Director's Chair: Wally Pfister - 'Transcendence'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since he became director Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer after shooting Memento a decade and a half ago, Wally Pfister has established himself as one of the top DPs in the busine ...

    May 6, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'
    Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'

    HOLLYWOOD — Writer-director Darren Aronofsky, whose last film, 2010’s Black Swan, won Best Picture and Best Director Oscar nominations, first made a big splash when his debut low-budget feature Pi won ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Justin Chadwick — 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'
    Director's Chair: Justin Chadwick — 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    HOLLYWOOD — Based on his 1994 autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles the inspirational life of the late Nelson Mandela, from freedom fighter to Nobel Peace Prize-winn ...

    March 6, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Peter Berg - 'Lone Survivor'
    Director's Chair: Peter Berg - 'Lone Survivor'

    HOLLYWOOD — Peter Berg may have started out as an actor in such shows and films as 21 Jump Street and Race For Glory, but it’s when he moved behind the camera that his career really took off, thanks t ...

    February 11, 2014

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    In terms of Oscar-worthy films, 2013 followed the usual release pattern; the first eight or nine months of the year saw a handful of potential contenders, including Fruitvale Station, The Great Gatsby ...

    January 15, 2014

  • Director's Chair: David O. Russell — 'American Hustle'
    Director's Chair: David O. Russell — 'American Hustle'

    HOLLYWOOD — Director/writer David O. Russell, who made his directorial debut with 1994’s dark comedy Spanking the Monkey, has since amassed a small but diverse body of work that includes the Gulf War ...

    January 15, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Paul Greengrass - 'Captain Phillips'
    Director's Chair: Paul Greengrass - 'Captain Phillips'

    HOLLYWOOD — After a long, distinguished career in documentaries that culminated in the award-winning documentary-style feature Bloody Sunday about the 1972 civil rights march in Northern Ireland, Brit ...

    December 10, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Alfonso Cuaron - 'Gravity'
    Director's Chair: Alfonso Cuaron - 'Gravity'

    HOLLYWOOD — Acclaimed Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron has tackled a lot of different projects — and subject matter — from the beloved children’s book “A Little Princess” (his 1995 American feature fil ...

    November 5, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Ron Howard - 'Rush'
    Director's Chair: Ron Howard - 'Rush'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since making his directorial debut in 1977 with Grand Theft Auto, director/producer and former child star Ron Howard has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful and versa ...

    October 8, 2013

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