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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: 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

  • Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'
    Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'

    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 ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Wim Wenders - 'Pina'
    Director's Chair: Wim Wenders - 'Pina'

    HOLLYWOOD — German director Wim Wenders has long been ranked as one of the major directors of world cinema, thanks to such diverse and acclaimed films as Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Until The End O ...

    March 5, 2012

  • Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'
    Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since his first, aptly-titled 1975 feature Shivers, writer-director David Cronenberg has produced a uniquely-personal body of work, including The Fly, Dead Ringers, Scanners, Crash, A Hist ...

    January 27, 2012

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    When it comes down to Oscar-worthy films, 2011 pretty much followed the usual trend — the end of the year was packed with such serious, prestige projects as The Descendants, The Artist, The Iron Lady, ...

    December 29, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Clint Eastwood - 'J. Edgar'
    Director's Chair: Clint Eastwood - 'J. Edgar'

    CARMEL, CA — As an actor, Clint Eastwood remains one of Hollywood’s last great male icons. But over the course of four decades and some 40 films, the star has also metamorphosed, not into some musty a ...

    December 21, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'
    Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'

    HOLLYWOOD — Over the past 15 years, since his 1996 feature debut Citizen Ruth, director/writer Alexander Payne has created a small but potent body of work, including Sideways (which won him the ’05 Os ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Gary McKendry - 'Killer Elite'
    Director's Chair: Gary McKendry - 'Killer Elite'

    NEW YORK — Stylish Irish writer/director Gary McKendry cut his teeth in the advertising industry, where his award-winning work at Chiat Day on Reebok and Nynex campaigns established his reputation and ...

    October 12, 2011

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