Naomi Kawase has been tagged Japan's leading woman director since her first feature, "Suzaku," won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1997. But that might be considered a dubious distinction, given the…
It's a bittersweet notion for all of those who worked with and knew writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly that her final feature film, "Waitress," was also the work that finally introduced her…
People intuitively understand what directors, actors and cinematographers do, but not so much the job of an editor, says Thelma Schoonmaker. That's one of the reasons the three-time Oscar winner (her…
Pilar Revuelta's film roots, working on short films with friends, are more collegial than academic. "We did it on the weekends and everyone did a little bit of everything," she remembers. "It's kind…
Women are a common sight in some parts of post-production, but not in sound bays. That makes Anna Behlmer's success even more notable. Twenty years and nearly 100 films after her first feature sound…
Funny lady, Allison Jones. Just don't ask her to tell a joke. "Personally, I have no talent for making people laugh," she says. "Thank God you don't have to be funny to work in comedy."
With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final installment in the bestselling series having just hit the streets in record-setting numbers (each preceding book reached No. 1 on…
Move over, Diane Warren, Kara DioGuardi is on a roll. When she shared BMI's songwriter of the year honors in May, it only solidified her rep as one of the decade's top tunesmiths.
After landing the highest post ever held by a woman at the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Lipman did the unthinkable: She left.
When Jane Friedman walked into the Rainbow Room in New York recently, all eyes turned to record her arrival. The HarperCollins president-CEO wasn't the only high-profile exec in attendance; the room…