Cyril Collard

Credits: Savage Nights, A nos amours, Rai, Loulou BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1956

Declan Quinn

This director of photography created the muted, yet penetrating realistic look of Mike Figgis' acclaimed "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) and again collaborated with the director on the romantic drama "One Night Stand" (1997). The son of Irish immigrants, Declan Quinn, along with his acting siblings Aidan, Paul and Marian, was raised in Chicago, Upon graduation from film school in 1979, Quinn left...

Dominique Deruddere

Made an impressive feature debut with the deftly handled "Love Is a Dog From Hell" (1987), based on stories by Charles Bukowski.

Ellen Simon

One might assume that being the daughter of one of the most famous playwrights and screenwriters in American history would have its perks, but for Ellen Simon, there was also a great deal of emotional trauma and pain. Her mother, Joan, a former dancer, died of bone cancer when Simon was 16. Searching for a spiritual center, Simon went to India in 1977, and returned with John Leland, a media...

Euzhan Palcy

Euzhan Palcy began her career as a TV writer and director in Martinique before moving to Paris in the mid-1970s. Her first feature, "Sugar Cane Alley", was shot in 1983 on a budget of only $800,000. The film is a remarkably polished account of Martiniquan sugar-cane workers whose condition still approaches that of slavery; it recounts the efforts of a young orphan to escape her background via a...

Ge You

Ge You, born to actor parents who both worked in film, began to follow in their footsteps when he was chosen to work with China's National Drama Troupe after that country's Cultural Revolution. He first performed in propaganda operas and stage plays but ventured into film work in the late 1980s. Ge You first made an impression in a supporting role as one of the travelers in director Teng Wenji's...

Gu Changwei

Gu quickly established himself as a preeminent cinematographer, not only in his native China, but also internationally. He has lensed films for two of China's most famous and talented Fifth Generation filmmakers, Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige, on an impressive assortment of works. These include "Red Sorghum" (1987), "Life on a String" (1991) and "Farewell My Concubine" (1993), which earned Gu an...

Hal Willner

This music producer and arranger has worked extensively in the recording business and on TV, but his most recent high-profile work has been on two jazzy Robert Altman films, "Short Cuts" and "Kansas City". Willner is famed in the music world for arranging and producing an eclectic group of albums, featuring such artists and personalities as Sun Ra, Henry Rollins, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful...