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Mike Leigh

Writer-director, 'Happy-Go-Lucky'

Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly personal, critically acclaimed films.

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    New York Women in Film & Television to Honor Laura Dern, Judith Light, Others at Muse Awards

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Fox Developing 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel 'Death on the Nile'

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch

    Variety Announces 10 Screenwriters to Watch of 2017

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • Relativity School

    Relativity School Changes Name to Studio School Los Angeles

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • Dynamo, Spiral Co-produce ‘Falco,’ Re-versioning German

    Dynamo and Spiral Co-Producing 'Falco,' Re-versioning Germany’s ‘The Last Cop’

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • Lizzy Caplan

    Lizzy Caplan to Join Channing Tatum in 'Gambit' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

  • Quentin Tarantino

    California Production Tax Credits to Go to Quentin Tarantino's New Movie

    Since his 1971 feature debut “Bleak Moments,” Leigh has amassed a distinctive and idiosyncratic body of work.” The writer and director of this year’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” collaborates closely with actors to workshop and improvise scripts. Operating much like a British Woody Allen — a one-man cottage industry outside the main loop — he turns out highly […]

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