Sandy Tung is an American independent film director, writer and producer. He was born on Staten Island, New York. He received an MFA in filmmaking from New York University.His feature films include A Marriage (1983), Across the Tracks (1991), Confessions of a Sexist Pig (1998), Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999), Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004), Saving Shiloh (2006), and Alice Upside Down (2008). Tung was also the first director of Asian American descent to receive the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for his direction of the CBS Schoolbreak Special, "The Day the Senior Class Got Married" (1985).
Across the Tracks is a 1991 American independent film drama about track and field. It was directed and written by Sandy Tung.
Confessions of a Sexist Pig is a 1998 American independent romantic comedy starring Edward Kerr and Traylor Howard. It was directed and written by Sandy Tung. It won Best Feature Film at the New Orleans International Film Festival, and the Werner Fassbinder Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival.
Shiloh Season is a 1999 film directed by Sandy Tung and starring Zachary Browne. It serves as a film sequel to the 1997 film Shiloh, which was adapted from the book by the same name by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Nora Ephron was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia (2009). Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002–03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy.
Alexander Smallens was a Russian-born American conductor and music director.
Harris Savides was an American cinematographer. Notable films include Gus Van Sant's "young death" trilogy, and the Van Sant films Milk, Finding Forrester, and Restless; David Fincher's The Game, Zodiac, and the opening title sequence in Seven; Martin Scorsese's short film The Key to Reserva; Wong Kar Wai's short film The Follow; Ridley Scott's American Gangster; Woody Allen's Whatever Works; Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and The Bling Ring; Noah Baumbach's Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding; and John Turturro's Illuminata.
Benjamin Coccio is an American filmmaker from Niskayuna, New York. He is best known for his feature film work, directing Zero Day and co-writing The Place Beyond The Pines.
Shiloh is a 1997 American family drama film produced and directed by Dale Rosenbloom. It was shown at the Heartland Film Festival in 1996, but its general release came on April 25, 1997. The original book by the same name was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. There are two sequels, Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999) and Saving Shiloh (2006), both directed by Sandy Tung.
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Carl Schultz is a Hungarian-Australian film director.
Franz Allers was a European-American conductor of ballet, opera, Broadway musicals, film scores, and symphony orchestras.
Rich Lee is an American music video and commercial director signed to Native Content in Hollywood, California and Moth Projects in Sydney, Australia. He has directed music videos for Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Norah Jones, Michael Bublé and The All-American Rejects. Rich Lee started his professional career as a sculptor and fabricator for Broadway shows in New York City. He later moved on to computer graphics and created 3-D previsualizations for big budget Hollywood feature films such as the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, I Am Legend, Minority Report and Constantine. From the encouragement of feature film directors he moved into directing music videos and commercials. He has directed commercials for brands like Fiat, Hyundai, Honda, Beats by Dre etc.
Stebbell Russell "Russ" Saunders was a fullback in the National Football League. He played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1931 NFL season.
Frederic Chapin was an American composer and writer.
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Stefan Blomquist is a Swedish born, New York–based Independent film writer and director, his latest work titled Miss D, starring Zuzana Stivínová was featured at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2012. In a recent article Blomquist states that he is currently working on a film titled Jack. Blomquist is a recipient of the Swedish Anders Sandrews Scholarship and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy as well as The New School University in New York City. 2013 Blomquist was announced by The Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup 15 August 2013 10:26 AM, PDT
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