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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: Justin Lin - 'Fast & Furious 6'
    Director's Chair: Justin Lin - 'Fast & Furious 6'

    HOLLYWOOD — Justin Lin has been driving the Fast & Furious mega-franchise since 2006’s Tokyo Drift, and has become the go-to car-chase and car-stunt filmmaker of his generation. Now he’s back for ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Andrew Niccol — 'The Host'
    Director's Chair: Andrew Niccol — 'The Host'

    HOLLYWOOD — Born in New Zealand, writer/director Andrew Niccol moved to London in the ‘80s and began his career directing TV commercials before making his movie debut in 1997 by writing and directing ...

    June 7, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Danny Boyle — 'Trance'
    Director's Chair: Danny Boyle — 'Trance'

    HOLLYWOOD — Visionary director Danny Boyle, who won the 2009 Oscar for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire, has always been attracted to controversial stories and to pushing the cinematic envelope a ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Tom Hooper — 'Les Miserables'
    Director's Chair: Tom Hooper — 'Les Miserables'

    HOLLYWOOD — British director Tom Hooper and The King’s Speech, his film about the true-life story of the stuttering King George VI and his Aussie speech therapist, swept the Oscars in 2011, with the f ...

    April 3, 2013

  • 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

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