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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: Joe Wright — <I>Cyrano</I>
    Director's Chair: Joe Wright — Cyrano

    British director/producer Joe Wright first grabbed Hollywood’s attention with his debut film, 2005’s Pride & Prejudice, which won a raft of awards and four Oscar nominations. He followed that up w ...

    January 5, 2022

  • Director's Chair: <I>Blue Bayou</I> - Justin Chon
    Director's Chair: Blue Bayou - Justin Chon

    Actor-turned-filmmaker Justin Chon is at the front of the new wave of Asian-American filmmakers. The Twilight Saga star took the Sundance Film Festival by storm in 2017 with his second film, the start ...

    October 8, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Sian Heder — <i>CODA</i>
    Director's Chair: Sian Heder — CODA

    Writer, director and showrunner Sian Heder first made a name for herself with her short film Mother, which was awarded the Cinéfondation Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her debut feature film, ...

    August 13, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - <I>Respect</I>
    Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - Respect

    Aptly titled Respect, the new film about Aretha Franklin follows the late music legend's career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, along the way chr ...

    August 9, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Aussie director Patrick Hughes’ 2017 movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard starred Ryan Reynolds as bodyguard Michael Bryce and Samuel L. Jackson as hitman Darius Kincaid in a gleefully over-the-top action fil ...

    August 4, 2021

  • Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — <I>The Water Man</I>
    Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — The Water Man

    British actor David Oyelowo is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, thanks to his starring roles in such films as Ava DuVernay’s Selma, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for hi ...

    April 20, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — <I>Minari</I>
    Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — Minari

    When American/Korean director/writer/producer Lee Isaac Chung debuted his latest film Minari at Sundance last year, it got a standing ovation, won the audience and grand jury prizes, and immediately e ...

    March 31, 2021

  • 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

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