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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: Robert Zemeckis — 'Flight'
    Director's Chair: Robert Zemeckis — 'Flight'

    HOLLYWOOD — It’s been a long 12 years since Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, who has focused his energy on animated projects over the past decade, has made a live-action film.

    February 4, 2013

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    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, ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Director's Chair: David Chase — 'Not Fade Away'
    Director's Chair: David Chase — 'Not Fade Away'

    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 w ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Ben Affleck - 'Argo'
    Director's Chair: Ben Affleck - 'Argo'

    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 t ...

    November 5, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Martin McDonagh - 'Seven Psychopaths'
    Director's Chair: Martin McDonagh - 'Seven Psychopaths'

    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 ...

    October 5, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Todd Solondz - 'Dark Horse'
    Director's Chair: Todd Solondz - 'Dark Horse'

    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 J ...

    September 4, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Marc Webb - 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
    Director's Chair: Marc Webb - 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    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 f ...

    August 13, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'
    Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'

    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 ...

    July 2, 2012

  • Director's Chair: William Friedkin - 'Killer Joe'
    Director's Chair: William Friedkin - 'Killer Joe'

    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 Con ...

    May 31, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Barry Sonnenfeld - 'Men in Black 3'
    Director's Chair: Barry Sonnenfeld - 'Men in Black 3'

    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 ...

    May 14, 2012

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