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Chat Room Interviews
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Friday, Jul. 25, 2014
Chat Room: Shawn Levy
Director Shawn Levy will soon have two of his feature films released within a mere few months of each other--the first being This Is Where I Leave You which is scheduled to go wide via Warner Bros. Pictures in mid-September; and the second being the third installment of the popular Night at the...
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
Chat Room: Wally Pfister
Wally Pfister, ASC, is a four-time Best Cinematography Oscar nominee, winning in 2011 for director Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Pfister’s other three noms were also for Nolan films: Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. Now Pfister is embarking on a new career chapter, having wrapped...
Friday, Mar. 21, 2014
Chat Room: Scott Leberecht
Eleven days before several of its artisans won the Visual Effects Oscar for the Ang Lee-directed Life of Pi, visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Some 45 seconds into his 2013 Oscar ceremony acceptance speech--just when he was about to address the hard times...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Chat Room: Lucy Walker
SHOOT caught up with director Lucy Walker the same day (1/13) she earned her first DGA Award nomination. The honor came for her feature-length documentary The Crash Reel (HBO Documentary Films). Then this past weekend, Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens debuted as part of the Shorts program at the...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Chat Room: Phedon Papamichael
Phedon Papamichael, ASC, enjoys ongoing collaborative bonds with several directors as reflected in his last two movies: The Monuments Men, for which he was finishing the DI at press time; and Nebraska, which debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
A Q&A With Alexander Payne: Equal Parts Filmmaker and Film Buff
Alexander Payne is equal parts filmmaker and film buff. The Omaha-born filmmaker, for example, found time while premiering his latest, "Nebraska," at the Cannes Film Festival to see 10 other films (including the four-hour "Cleopatra" restoration). And he chased that with a five-day movie-going...
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Chat Room: Christopher Manley, ASC
Back in July, Christopher Manley, ASC, earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series on the strength of "The Doorway" episode of Mad Men . This marked the fourth time in the past five years that he has come up an Emmy nominee for his lensing of Mad Men ...
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
Chat Room: Director Doug Pray
What is art? Director Doug Pray has provided different, thought-provoking answers to that question over the years as reflected, for example, in his Grand Jury Prize-nominated feature documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival—first in 1996 for Hype which chronicled Seattle's grunge music scene; in...
Friday, May. 17, 2013
Chat Room: Director Allen Coulter
Perhaps most telling about Allen Coulter's directorial range are his five DGA Award nominations--three for dramatic series (twice for The Sopranos and most recently in 2011 for Boardwalk Empire ) and two for his sitcom fare (both for Sex and the City ). Add to this seven primetime Emmy noms...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
Chat Room: Heather Wright
Ten years ago, Heather Wright brought extensive ad agency and live-action production house experience to Bristol, U.K.-based Aardman Animations when she came aboard as exec producer/head of commercials, a title which was later expanded to include branded content. "I had never worked in animation...