Allen Payne

This young, thoughtful African-American player turned down a chance for lucrative steady work in TV to pursue a career in features. Saved from the perils of the streets of NYC's Harlem by attending acting classes in his youth, Payne received his first wide exposure playing a recurring role during the last seasons (1990-92) of the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show". He was one of the wisecracking friends...

Brian Greenbaum

Location scout turned production manager on several German-financed films, including Waltraud Ehrhardt's "Katzenjammer Kids" (1988), which he also executive produced. Greenbaum served as line producer for "Metropolitan" (1990), Whit Stillman's acclaimed directorial debut, and was executive producer on "Poison" (1991), the controversial independent feature directed by Todd Haynes. He also produced...

Carlo Carlei

Carlo Carlei
Gifted young director whose first feature release "Flight of the Innocent" (1993), received glowing reviews and was a hit on the festival circuit. Carlei began directing in his native Italy. His first short, "Through the Light", an homage to the work of Stanley Kubrick, was released as part of an Italian science fiction anthology. Carlei next took a job at a distribution company, where he aquired...
Credits: Romeo and Juliet, The Last Legion, Ferrari, Fluke, Fluke BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1961

Claudia Shear

Claudia Shear might just be the most famous former brothel receptionist/hardware store clerk/waitress in the world. Single-minded and confident. the playwright/actress worked a whopping 64 jobs before she shot to fame with her one-woman play "Blown Sideways Through Life" (1993), a comedy that chronicled the many careers she supported herself with until her acting took off. Directed by Christopher...

David Magee

David Magee
Whether penning film versions of period dramas, as he did with "Finding Neverland" (2004), or of bestselling fantasy-adventure novels like "Life of Pi" (2012), David Magee consistently delivered powerful stories that stayed true to the emotions and the spirit of the material that he was adapting. Born in 1962 in Flint, MI, David Magee was a theater graduate from Michigan State University. He...

Doug Wright

Playwright Doug Wright had been working at his craft for almost a decade when he enjoyed success with the 1995 Off-Broadway staging of "Quills", a play inspired equally by the life of the Marquis de Sade and the raging debate over censorship of the arts in contemporary America. Following his graduation from Yale, Wright enrolled in the master's program in playwriting at New York University. The...

Enamul Karim Nirjhar

Credits: Aha!, Aha! BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1961

Feng Yan

Credits: Bingai, Bingai, Bingai, Bingai, Bingai BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1961