Danny Boyle & Loveleen Tandan: The “Slumdog Millionaire” helmer directed former teen star James Franco in “127 Hours.” Casting director Tandan is back in India.
Abigail Breslin: Saw her pic “Janie Jones” preem at the Toronto film fest. Lends her voice to toon “Rango” opposite Johnny Depp.
David Kross: The young German star of “The Reader” is filming Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” slated for release in December 2011.
Claudio Gubitosi: The Giffoni Film Festival founder celebrated the kiddie fest’s 40th anniversary in 2010. Also broke ground on Giffoni Multimedia Valley project.
Jesse Harris: The 2010 edition of his National Film Festival for Talented Youth doubled in size. Earned a Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. grant to train young helmers.
Taylor Lautner: Squeezed two “Twilight” movies into the last 12 months, grossing nearly $1.4 billion worldwide. Just wrapped John Singleton’s “Abduction.”
Chris Weitz: Wrapping up “The Gardener” for Summit. Currently in development on “The Game,” which he will produce for Lionsgate.
Anton Yelchin: Recently wrapped “Fright Night 3D.” Jodie Foster-directed “The Beaver” is still in limbo, though he’s since reteamed with co-star Jennifer Lawrence on “Like Crazy.”