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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: Kelly Reichardt — <I>First Cow</I>
    Director's Chair: Kelly Reichardt — First Cow

    Post indie auteurs comfortably orbit the red hot sun that is big-budget, tent pole-driven Hollywood, more than happy to exchange their artistic vision and the eternal quest for financing for a shot at ...

    February 23, 2021

  • <I>The Stand</I>: Showrunner/producer Benjamin Cavell
    The Stand: Showrunner/producer Benjamin Cavell

    Talk about timely. When Stephen King’s 1978 novel “The Stand”, a story of a world brought to its knees by a lethal pandemic nicknamed “Captain Trips”, first hit the bestseller lists, no one could have ...

    January 28, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Max Barbakow — Hulu's <I>Palm Springs</I>
    Director's Chair: Max Barbakow — Hulu's Palm Springs

    When Hulu picked up the Sundance hit Palm Springs for a reported record $22 million deal, it took many industry observers by surprise. But it immediately set new records on the streaming platform, and ...

    December 11, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Catherine Hardwicke — Quibi's <I>Don't Look Deeper</I>
    Director's Chair: Catherine Hardwicke — Quibi's Don't Look Deeper

    Texan writer/director Catherine Hardwicke began her career as a production designer for such big names as David O. Russell, Cameron Crowe and Richard Linklater before making the leap into directing mo ...

    August 11, 2020

  • <I>The Handmaid's Tale</I>: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller
    The Handmaid's Tale: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller

    Crippling disease and pollution. Economic chaos. Civil war. Power-crazed leaders. Subjugated women. Revolution. If ever a show and its themes seemed like they were tailor-made for the COVID-19 era, it ...

    June 23, 2020

  • Streaming: Quibi's <I>The Stranger</I>
    Streaming: Quibi's The Stranger

    Despite increasing awareness — and protests about — the stark gender inequality and lack of diversity in Hollywood, women directors still find it hard to get projects made, unless they choose to direc ...

    June 8, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — <I>Greed</I>
    Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — Greed

    Since he made his feature film debut in 1995 with Butterfly Kiss, British writer/director Michael Winterbottom has helmed a wide variety of acclaimed movies, including Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, ...

    April 8, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Kate Woods directs Netflix's <I>Messiah</I>
    Director's Chair: Kate Woods directs Netflix's Messiah

    Australian director Kate Woods began her prolific career in TV down under, where she’s had a long association with ABC TV drama. Her episodes of G.P. , Phoenix and Janus were nominated for numerous AF ...

    February 7, 2020

  • Oscars: The nominations are in
    Oscars: The nominations are in

    The 92nd Academy Awards, which take place earlier this year on February 9th, are almost here, and the nominations are in. And as usual, the spring and summer releases and biggest box office films of t ...

    January 22, 2020

  • Oscar Contenders
    Oscar Contenders

    The 92nd Academy Awards, which take place earlier this year on Feb 9th, are almost here, and the nominations will soon be in. And as usual, the spring and summer releases and biggest box office films ...

    January 3, 2020

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