|Everybody Just Stay Calm -- Stories in Independent Filmmaking||1995 1994 - 1995||Actor||n/a||19957|
|La Linea del Cielo||1984||Actor||Thornton||19847|
|Damsels In Distress||2012||Director||n/a||4|
|Jane Austen's Love & Friendship||2014||Director||n/a||4|
|The Last Days of Disco||1998||Director||n/a||4|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||1997 1996 - 1997||Director||n/a||4|
|The Last Days of Disco||1998||Producer||n/a||3|
|Damsels In Distress||2012||Producer||n/a||3|
|Jane Austen's Love & Friendship||2014||Screenplay||(adaptation)||1|
|Damsels In Distress||2012||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|The Last Days of Disco||1998||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|While in L.A., approached by Castle Rock president Martin Shafer and president of production Liz Glotzer; they expressed interest in funding "Barcelona" while giving Stillman complete creative control (date approx.)|
|Started his own Spanish production company (date approx.)|
|Began appearing as "the quirky American" in Spanish films: "Sal Gorda/Fat Salt" and Fernando Colomo's "La linea del Cielo/Skyline"|
|After graduating from Harvard, aspired to work in TV and film production but landed in the training program at Doubleday|
|Returned to Spain to marry|
|Left Harvard during his sophomore year to visit Mexican relatives; learned Spanish; published his first article, about political violence in Mexico, in The Village Voice (date approx.)|
|Grew up in Manhattan and Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY except during Democratic administrations (when he lived in Washington, DC)|
|Worked as editor and freelance journalist in book and magazine publishing; became acting editor at Doubleday and executive editor of a daily world news summary while writing fiction and journalism for such publications as Harper's, The Wall Stre|
|Feature producing debut, "Barcelona"; also wrote and directed|
|After a long hiatus, returned to features as writer, director, and producer of comedy "Damsels in Distress"|
|Made third film, "The Last Days of Disco"|
|First feature film as director and writer, "Metropolitan" (made on a budget of approximately $250,000); received Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay|
|Entered film industry representing Spanish films for foreign sales|
|Made film acting debut as an extra in "Hammersmith is Out", a Spanish production filmed in Mexico starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton|
|Left for Spain to woo his future wife, a Barcelona native|
|Played a party goer in "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!"|
|Signed contract with Farrar, Straus & Giroux to write novel based on "The Last Days of Disco"|
|Took over family business, an agency representing cartoonists and illustrators (including French artists Sempe and Pierre Le-Tan)|
|Irene Stillman||Wife||married in 1980; from Barcelona, Spain|
|Ann Stillman||Daughter||born c. 1986; mother, Irene Stillman|
|Isabel Stillman||Daughter||born c. 1991; mother, Irene Stillman|
|James Stillman||Great-Grandfather||helped start Citibank; knew J P Morgan personally|
|"Ultimately, despite the unusual circumstance of shooting in Spain and having access to Hollywood funding, Stillman's mode of production remained the same, as has the essential personality of his films. Visually, 'Barcelona' retains the simple, unobstrusive style of 'Metropolitan'. Stillman's directorial style is designed to give him the greatest amount of freedom in the editing room; it also accommodates his penchant for extended close-ups. Perhaps Stillman's knack for holding onto his artistic vision lies in his belief that the writing and editing stages are where his production really takes place. It is as a writer that Stillman creates his style as an auteur, and it is in the editing room that he refines that style."– from "Sketches of Spain" by Noam Christopher, Filmmaker, Summer 1994|
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