Matthew Reilly is an international bestselling author, screenwriter and producer. Novels that he has written that have been optioned for film include “Ice Station” (Paramount), “Hover Car Racer” (Disney) and “Seven Deadly Wonders” (ABC TV). His original pilot, “Literary Superstars”, was bought by Sony Pictures and the ABC network but was never
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister . Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology, but he
Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and went on to study at University … Read more
Lana Wachowski and her sister , also known as the Wachowskis, are the duo behind such ground-breaking movies as (1999) and (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight creative relationship with her sister Lilly. After
Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize … Read more
Iliza Shlesinger was born on February 22, 1983 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Iliza Vie Shlesinger. She is a writer and actress, known for Spenser Confidential (2020), Good on Paper (2022) and Instant Family (2018). She has been married to Noah Galuten since May 12, 2018. They have one child.
Born in Rye, New York, writer/director/producer/author Justine Bateman’s directorial feature film debut of her own script, Violet (2021), stars Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux. The film premiered at SXSW and The Toronto Film Festival in 2021. Her best-selling first book, “Fame,” a non-fiction about society’s need for its presence, was …
John Hughes was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was credited for creating some of the most memorable comedy films of the 1980s and the 1990s, when he was at the height of his career. He had a talent for writing coming-of-age stories, and for depicting fairly realistic adolescent characters. In 1950, … Read more