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Nancy Buirski

Even before it was cool, Nancy Buirski has been a tireless champion for low-budget documentary films.

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Casey Neistat

If anyone can make the case for vlogs as a serious art form, it’s definitely this dude.

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The Maysles Brothers

Pioneers of the Direct Cinema movement, who strove to make their documentaries feel as real as the characters they featured.

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Brett Morgen

The “mad scientist” of documentary film, Morgen’s unique approach to storytelling has allowed his viewers to experience history as it unfolded for those who were there.

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Karen Shatzkin

When it comes to documentary film laws, no one has you covered quite as well as Karen Shatzkin.

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Chris Gay

When it comes to editing, you have to learn from the best to be the best.

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Meryl Streep

“Meryl Streep could play Batman and be the right choice.” – Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

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Michael Kenneth Williams

Even though he’s often typecast as tough guys and criminals, Michael Kenneth Williams still finds the human qualities in these roles.

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Clint Eastwood

Are you an actor looking to turn director? No one has done that better than Clint Eastwood. So we gotta ask, are you feeling lucky, punk?

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Lucy Boynton

Meet the talent who shatters the mold of child-actors-who-burn-out by embracing range in roles and in time periods.

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Max Von Sydow

An actor with unlimited range, who let his talent and not his “brand” define him as a star.

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Robert Redford

“The technology available for filmmaking now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it’s all in the story.” – Robert Redford

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Risa Bramon Garcia

With a casting resume that includes “True Romance,” “Born on the Fourth July” and “Wall Street” – here’s someone that knows how to spot talent and keep the chemistry alive.

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Norman Lloyd

A man of many qualities, who has seen more of the film industry than any other working professional in its history.

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Oskar Werner

“Acting in the cinema is photographed life. In the theatre it’s formed, or signified, life. A good actor should keep working in both mediums.”

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Roger Corman

We automatically think of art and business as two opposing forces, but Roger Corman’s career offers a nice counter-argument to that assumption.

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Bernard Herrmann

Career highlights that include working with Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese? That’s music to our ears!

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Wes Craven

Wes Craven directed films that held a mirror to the audience and asked us why we like to be scared.

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John Carpenter

If Roger Corman legitimized low-budget genre cinema, John Carpenter made it an art form.

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Mel Brooks

A legend in the field of comedy, Mel Brooks has used his absurd humor to make Nazis, racists and monsters look like fools.

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Miloš Forman

Throughout his career, Miloš Forman has demonstrated a unique ability to take difficult source material and translate it to the screen.

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Robert Altman

The ultimate New Hollywood hipster, who took creative risks in a remarkable career spanning over 50 years. Talk about longevity!

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Pauline Kael

A sophisticated, intelligent and often quite funny writer, Pauline Kael elevated criticism into an art-form in its own right.

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Robert Evans

Known for his aggressive style and creative vision, Robert Evans was a true maverick on the business side of film.

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Peter Bogdanovich

As a film critic, historian and director, Peter Bogdanovich pays homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood while also breathing new life into American cinema.

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Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker first collaborated with Scorsese in film school, and has worked on every one of his films since “Raging Bull.”

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Walter Murch

An editor who is equally talented in working with visuals as he is with sound – and it’s all in service of the story.


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