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  • Farhad Samji

    Farhad Samji -Sajid-Farhad are an Indian film director and writer duo consisting of Sajid Samji and Farhad Samji. Their work as writers include the films Shiva, Sunday, Double Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Chashme Baddoor, Himmatwala, Chennai Express, It's Entertainment and Singham Returns. Five of the films they have written have entered the Bollywood 100 crore club. In 2014, they started directing films with Entertainment. Housefull 4 is an upcoming Indian reincarnation comedy film directed by Farhad Samji, and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The film is the fourth installment of Housefull franchise.

  • S. S. Rajamouli

    Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, professionally known as S. S. Rajamouli is an Indian film director, and screenwriter known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema.[4] He is best known for directing the fantasy action films Magadheera (2009) and Eega (2012), and the two-part epic action films Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).[5][6] The Baahubali franchise has achieved the highest grossing Indian multilingual film franchise of all time globally, with a box office of approximately ?1,810 crore (US$260 million).[7][8][9][10] The first edition, Baahubali: The Beginning was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, while the second edition, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion received the Saturn Award for Best International Film by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.[11][12] The second edition, garnered the Australian Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

  • Vikas Bahl

    Vikas Bahl - Vikas Bahl (born 1971) is Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema.[2] He produces films under Phantom Films, and was the former head of UTV Spot Boy.[3][4] He has won three National Film Awards and one Filmfare Award.[5] He is best known for his 2014 movie Queen, which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Director, alongside many more accolades. In October 2018, Bahl was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee of Phantom Films. After others made similar accusations, Phantom Films disbanded.

  • Nitesh Tiwari

    Nitesh Tiwari - Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood.[1][2] He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year.[1] He then directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014) which became a box office hit.[3][4] In 2016, he scripted, and directed Dangal which was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017 and second BRICS festival in June 2017.[5] The film is the highest-grossing Indian films and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, having collected over ?2,000 crore (US$290 million) of which more than ?1,200 crore was earned in China,[6][7] where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time.[8] Tiwari has garnered the Filmfare Best Director Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, and the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[9][10] He won the Filmfare award for best director in 2017 for directing Dangal.

  • Shimit Amin

    Shimit Amin is an Indian film director and editor. He is best known for the award-winning film Chak De! India (2007) starring Shah Rukh Khan. He is married to screenwriter Megha Ramaswamy. Amin was born in Kampala, Uganda[1] but grew up in Florida, in the United States. While Shimit Amin was enamored with film culture from an early age, his parents pressed him to be more conventional in his college studies; he graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Florida. After playing a significant role in organizing and promoting North Florida's first international film festival, The 1991 Asian/Asian American International Film Festival, in Jacksonville, Florida, Shimit moved to Miami and primarily worked on industrial/corporate and small independent film projects. After about a year in Miami, Amin traveled to California where he worked on independent films before beginning to work, in many behind the camera roles with major Hollywood directors. Amin's energy, film knowledge and high quality work attracted the attention of Bollywood filmmakers. From Los Angeles, Mr. Amin moved on to working in the Indian film Industry.

  • Anubhav Sinha

    Anubhav Sinha - Anubhav Sinha (born 22 June 1965) is an Indian film director, producer and writer known for his work in Tum Bin (2001), Dus (2005), Ra.One (2011) and Mulk (2018). Sinha was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh to Prem Govind Sinha and Sushila Sinha. He went to school in Kalagarh, Garhwal, Government Inter College, Allahabad and Queen's College, Varanasi. Sinha completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from The Aligarh Muslim University in 1988. Sinha worked for two years in New Delhi as an engineer before moving to Mumbai on 4 December 1990. He worked as an assistant director to Pankaj Parashar until 1994 before branching out as an independent director for television for Zee TV. He was noticed for his work on Shikast, the flagship show of the TV network in Mumbai. This was followed by the TV show Sea Hawks for UTV. Sea Hawks was the number one show for 35 weeks across all networks. 72 episodes later, he turned to directing music videos.

  • Vikramaditya Motwane

    Vikramaditya Motwane (born 6 December 1976) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards.His second film was Lootera, a big-budget Bollywood period romance, released on 5 July 2013. His third film was Trapped, a survival drama starring Rajkummar Rao, released theatrically on 17 March 2017. His fourth film was Bhavesh Joshi, released theatrically on 1 June 2018. Motwane is the creator of Netflix's first Indian series Sacred Games.

  • Jagan Shakti

    Jagan Shakti - Mission Mangal. Mission Mangal ( transl. Mission Mars) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language historical drama film directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu.

  • David Leitch

    David Leitch - David Leitch (born February 7, 1970); is an American filmmaker, actor, stunt performer, and stunt coordinator who made his directorial debut on the 2014 action film John Wick with Chad Stahelski, though only Stahelski was credited.[1] Leitch then directed the 2017 thriller film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, and 2018's Deadpool 2, the sequel to the 2016 film. In 2019, he directed Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious franchise.

  • K. S. Ravikumar

    K. S. Ravikumar - K. S. Ravikumar (born 30 May 1958) is an Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema. In a career spanning around 25 years, he has directed some of the most recognisable and well-known Tamil films of all time and is considered one of the most popular film makers in Tamil cinema. He has directed numerous films ranging from comedy and drama to action thrillers. He has so far directed over 40 films.

  • Baz Luhrmann

    Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann, 17 September 1962) is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur[2] for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, design, and musical components of all his work. He is the most commercially successful Australian director, with four of his films in the top ten highest worldwide grossing Australian films of all time. After theatrical successes, including the original stage version of Strictly Ballroom, Luhrmann moved into film and has directed five so far: Red Curtain Trilogy: Strictly Ballroom (1992) Romeo + Juliet (1996) Moulin Rouge! (2001) Australia (2008) The Great Gatsby (2013) On the screen he is best known for his Red Curtain Trilogy, comprising his romantic comedy film Strictly Ballroom (1992), the romantic tragedy William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Moulin Rouge! (2001). Following the trilogy, projects included Australia (2008), The Great Gatsby (2013), and his television period drama The Get Down for Netflix. Additional projects include stage productions of Giacomo Puccini's La bohème for both the Australian Opera and Broadway and Strictly Ballroom the Musical.

  • Vikas Bahl

    Vikas Bahl - Vikas Bahl (born 1971) is Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema. He produces films under Phantom Films, and was the former head of UTV Spot Boy.He has won three National Film Awards and one Filmfare Award. He is best known for his 2014 movie Queen, which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Director, alongside many more accolades. In October 2018, Bahl was accused of sexual harrassment by a former employee of Phantom Films. After others made similar accusations, Phantom Films disbanded. Bahl started his career with advertising, working for several years in client servicing, before joining UTV Spotboy. In 2011, he started Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. Over the years as a director he has worked with film directors such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Gupta and Vikramaditya Motwane.

  • Kabir Khan

    Kabir Khan is an Indian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Kabul Express which was followed by New York (2009), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Tubelight and Phantom (2015). Khan started his career at age 25 as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel documentary film Beyond the Himalayas (1996) directed by Gautam Ghosh. He then made his own directorial debut with the documentary The Forgotten Army (1999) based on Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. He then directed two more documentaries before shifting his focus to mainstream cinema.[8] Kabir debuted through Kabul Express which gained him Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director at the 54th National Film Awards. He then went on to direct two more films with Yash Raj Films, i.e. New York (film) and Ek Tha Tiger. It was the later which gave him the taste of commercial success but the previous ones also did fairly well at the box office. After his 3-film deal ended with YRF, Kabir set up his production house through which he produced Bajrangi Bhaijaan. His most-successful film is Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which had been the third highest-grossing Indian film globally. The film garnered the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards.

  • Luv Ranjan

    Luv Ranjan - Luv Ranjan is an Indian film director, writer and producer. He was born in Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh.[1] He has directed films such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Sonu ke Titu Ki Sweety, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and Akaash Vani.[2] He is an alumnus of St. Paul's Academy, Ghaziabad and the Asian Academy Of Film & TV. He began his career as a Director in 2011 with the film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama produced by Abhishek Pathak, Panorama Studios & Viacom18 Motion Pictures which starred newcomers Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Raj Sharma, Sonnalli Seygall, Divyendu Sharma and Raayo S. Bakhirta. The film, a romantic comedy which depicts the life of three young bachelors has attained a cult status amongst the youth of India.[3] In 2013, he wrote and directed Akaash Vani, reuniting him with Aaryan and Bharuch. Two years later, in 2015, he co-wrote and directed the sequel of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 starring Aaryan, Bharucha, Sunny Singh, Ishita Raj Sharma, Omkar Kapoor and Sonnalli Seygall. The sequel too received much appreciation and performed well at the box office.[4] [5] He directed the blockbuster Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018. The film performed exceedingly well at the box office and gained commercial acclaim.[6] His next film De De Pyar De under his banner Luv Films featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakulpreet released on 17th May, 2019. His upcoming films include Jay Mummy Di and Malang.

  • Prabhu Deva

    Prabhu Deva - Prabhu Deva (born 3 April 1973) is an Indian dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor,[3] who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles and has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography.He was also awarded the Padma Shree award in 2019 for his contributions to the art. Beginning with a series of acting roles in the 1990s and early 2000s, Prabhu Deva featured in several commercially successful films including Kadhalan (1994), Minsara Kanavu (1997) and VIP (1997). After further critically acclaimed performances in the comedy Kaathala Kaathala (1998) and the family drama Vanathai Pola (2000), Deva then failed to recreate the success of his earlier films and his box office value began to decline and he subsequently made appearances in supporting roles and low budget Telugu language films. He then successfully ventured into direction with the 2005 Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, and the success of the project prompted further offers for Deva as a director. He then went on to make highly profitable films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages such as Pokkiri (2007), Wanted (2009), Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Singh is Bling (2015).

  • Sanjay Gupta

    || Sanjay Gupta || - Sanjay Gupta is an Indian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter working primarily in Bollywood industry. Gupta is mostly known for his films such as Jung,[2] Khauff,[3] Kaante,[4] Kaabil and Zinda.[5] He has frequently cast Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Pancholi in his movies. Gupta started his career with Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994) starring Aditya Pancholi and Sanjay Dutt. Later he went to write and direct films including Ram Shastra, Khauff and Jung. The filming of Jung (2000), lasted over two years.[2] Gupta and producer Satish Tandon had a dispute about the release of the film, with Tandon pushing for a release while Gupta wanted Sanjay Dutt to re-dub some lines, which Dutt was refusing to do.[2] He is famous for plagiarism , most his movies are inspired/copied.

  • S. S. Rajamouli

    Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli || - professionally known as S. S. Rajamouli & abbreviated as SSR,[4] is an Indian film Screenwriter, director, screenplay, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema. He is known for directing high fantasy works such as Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012), the two part Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).[5][6] The Baahubali franchise has achieved the highest grossing Indian multilingual film franchise of all time globally, with a box office of approximately ?1,900 crore (US$270 million).[7][8][9][10] The first edition, Baahubali: The Beginning was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, while the second edition, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion received the Saturn Award for Best International Film by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.[11][12] The second edition, garnered the Australian Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[13] His other works include the sports drama film Sye and the social problem film Vikramarkudu, which was screened at the 37th International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.[14] The melodrama films Maryada Ramanna, Vikramarkudu and Chhatrapati were remade in various Indian languages, with successful reviews.[15][16] Rajamouli has garnered several awards including three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, five state Nandi Awards, the IIFA Award, two SIIMA Awards, the Star World India, "Entertainer of The Year" in 2012, and the "CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in Entertainment" for 2015.[17][18][19] In 2016, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contributions towards the field of Art.

  • Sandeep Reddy Vanga

    Sandeep Reddy Vanga (born 22 December 1981) is an Indian director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Telugu-language film Arjun Reddy. He also directed Kabir Singh, Hindi Remake of Arjun Reddy with Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani which was released on 21 June 2019. Sandeep worked as an apprentice for the film Manasu Maata Vinadhu in 2005 for 25 days at Rushikonda Beach, Vizag. He worked for a few Tollywood films, including Kedi as an assistant director and "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju" as Associate Director with Kranthi Madhav. He started writing the script for Sugar Factory for his directorial debut, but shelved it and started working for Arjun Reddy.

  • Sandeep Vanga

    || Sandeep Vanga || - Sandeep Reddy Vanga (born 25 December 1981) is an Indian director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Telugu-language film Arjun Reddy. He also directed Kabir Singh, Hindi Remake of Arjun Reddy with Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani which was released on 21 June 2019. Sandeep worked as an apprentice for the film Manasu Maata Vinadhu in 2005 for 25 days at Rushikonda Beach, Vizag. He worked for a few Tollywood films, including Kedi as an assistant director and "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju" as Associate Director with Kranthi Madhav. He started writing the script for Sugar Factory for his directorial debut, but shelved it and started working for Arjun Reddy.

  • Jack Bender

    Neil Marshall directed two episodes, both with large battle scenes: "Blackwater" and "The Watchers on the Wall". Other directors have been Jack Bender, David Petrarca, Daniel Sackheim, Michael Slovis and Matt Shakman. David Benioff and D. B. Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was both produced and filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Filming locations also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain.[1] The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.

  • Joss Whedon

    || Joseph Hill Whedon || - born (June 23, 1964) is an American producer, director, screenwriter, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–present). Whedon co-wrote the Pixar animated film Toy Story (1995), wrote and directed the Firefly film continuation Serenity (2005), co-wrote and directed the Internet miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), and co-wrote and produced the horror comedy film The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He wrote and directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and also co-wrote the script for the DC Extended Universe superhero film Justice League (2017), for which he also served as director on reshoots.

  • Ali Abbas Zafar

    || Ali Abbas Zafar || - Ali Abbas Zafar is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in India. Zafar is a graduate of Kirori Mal College, New Delhi[1]. He achieved moderate success for his debut film, the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). He then went on to direct the action drama Gunday (2014). He received widespread recognition for the sports drama Sultan (2016), which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films. He then achieved bigger success directing the action thriller, Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). Zafar entered the film industry as an assistant director, with multiple projects for the production company Yash Raj Films (YRF). He then made his own directorial and screen-writing debut with the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). The film revolved around a young man (Imran Khan) who finds a bride (Katrina Kaif) for his older brother (Ali Zafar), but then finds that he himself has fallen in love with her.

  • Prashanth Neel

    Prashanth Neel is an Indian film director who works in Kannada cinema. He made his debut with the 2014 film, Ugramm starring Sriimurali that emerged as a blockbuster and all-time box office hit, and followed it up with the Kannada magnum opus KGF, which he has written and directed. In an interview with a Kannada weekly magazine, Neel said he took to filmmaking initially for want of money, following which he completed a course in the same, eventually developing interest in it. After having completed the course, he decided to cast his brother-in-law and actor Srimurali in Aa Hudugi Neene, a screenplay that he had written during the time. After the latter expressed his concerns due to his inexperience, Neel changed his mind and began observing Srimurali's mannerisms over a period of time, and came up with the project Ugramm, an action film.[1] The film turned out to be a massive commercial success and emerged as one of the highest grossing Kannada films of 2014.[2] Reports emerged in late-2014 and early-2015 of Neel having been signed to direct three films. The first is a sequel to Ugrammm, entitled Ugramm Veeram, which would feature Srimurali reprise his role from Ugramm. His next movie KGF which stands for Kolar Gold Fields presented Yash in the role of Rocky, an orphan who becomes a don and the movie turned to be an all time industry hit. The movie released in five languages at the same time and has set the premises for a sequel which will be happening soon considering the success of the first movie.

  • Aditya Dhar

    Aditya Dhar(born 12 March 1983)[1] is an Indian film director, lyricist, singer.[2][3] He made his directoral debut in 2019 with the action film film Uri: The Surgical Strike[4] which was based on 2016 Uri attack. The film gained positive response both from critics and audiences.[5][6] The film grossed over 325 crore in worldwide box office collections, a resounding success as his directorial debut.

  • Sriram Raghavan

    Sriram Raghavan (born 22 June 1963) is an Indian film director and screen writer.[1] He is notable for producing a 45-minute docufiction on Indian serial killer Raman Raghav and 2004 Hindi feature film Ek Hasina Thi produced by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan. His second feature film was 2007's Johnny Gaddar.[2] His latest film Andhadhun (2018) which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film received positive reviews and was commercially successful.[3] He is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the Kautik International Student Film Festival[4] Sriram was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Tamil family to a botanist father and a movie-loving mother. He grew up in Pune, where he did his schooling at the St. Vincent's High School. He also studied economics at Fergusson College in Pune. He is a graduate of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.[5] Rajkumar Hirani, one of his batch-mates, edited his diploma film, The Eight Column Affair, which went on win the National Film Award in 1987.[1]

  • S. S. Rajamouli

    Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, professionally known as S. S. Rajamouli & abbreviated as SSR, [4] is an Indian film Screenwriter, director, screenplay, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema. He is known for directing high fantasy works such as Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012), the two part Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).[5][6] The Baahubali franchise has achieved the highest grossing Indian multilingual film franchise of all time globally, with a box office of approximately ?1,900 crore (US$270 million).[7][8][9][10] The first edition, Baahubali: The Beginning was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, while the second edition, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion received the Saturn Award for Best International Film by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.[11][12] The second edition, garnered the Australian Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[13] His other works include the sports drama film Sye and the social problem film Vikramarkudu, which was screened at the 37th International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.[14] The melodrama films Maryada Ramanna, Vikramarkudu and Chhatrapati were remade in various Indian languages, with successful reviews.[15][16] Rajamouli has garnered several awards including three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, five state Nandi Awards, the IIFA Award, two SIIMA Awards, the Star World India, "Entertainer of The Year" in 2012, and the "CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in Entertainment" for 2015.[17][18][19] In 2016, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contributions towards the field of Art.[20][21]

  • Christopher McQuarrie

    Christopher McQuarrie (born 1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. McQuarrie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA, Edgar Allan Poe Award and Independent Spirit Award for The Usual Suspects. McQuarrie made his directorial debut in 2000 with The Way of the Gun. He is a frequent collaborator with Tom Cruise, having written and directed Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He was also part of the writing team on Cruise films Valkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow, The Mummy, and Top Gun: Maverick. McQuarrie's first feature film was the 1993 thriller Public Access, directed by Bryan Singer. It won the Critics Award at the Deauville American Film Festival and shared the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize. The film did not secure a theatrical distributor in the United States.

  • Alex Kurtzman

    Alex Kurtzman (born September 7, 1973) is an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He is best known for executive producing the Star Trek franchise since 2017, co-writing the scripts to Transformers, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with his writing and producing partner Roberto Orci, and directing and co-writing The Mummy.

  • Shivam Nair

    || Shivam Nair|| - Shivam Nair is an Indian film and television director and editor who is best known for his television serial Sea Hawks and his 2006 film, Ahista Ahista. Nair has been working in the television industry since 1982, and has been involved in numerous television series. He has also directed and edited three other docudramas based on serial killers and murderers Auto Shankar, Ranga Billa and Feroz Daruwalla. Ahista Ahista, based on a script by Imtiaz Ali was his first feature film as director, and the 2008 film Maharathi, based on the play by Uttam Gada, is his most recent one. His next thriller film Bhaag Johnny starring Kunal Khemu and Zoa Morani released in 2015. The film is produced by T Series.

  • Anurag Singh

    Anurag Singh is an Indian film director. He is a Mumbai-based film director and writer known for Kesari which is the biggest blockbuster of 2019 in the Bollywood industry as well as for Punjab 1984, Jatt and Juliet Series and Yaar Annmulle. Jatt and Juliet series and Punjab 1984 are the top 3 highest grossers of Punjabi Cinema.He has also directed a Bollywood film Raqeeb which didn't do well at the box office.In 2005,he was married to Madhurjeet Sarghi , a theatre artist and an actress who also belongs from Jalandhar. Anurag gets to interact a lot with kids especially his nephews and nieces who live in Jalandhar. Anurag is likely to produce Puaada and Shadaa in 2019. Singh comes from Jalandhar of Punjab, India. He left India to study media arts at Deakin University, Australia, before returning to work in the Punjabi film Industry and then in Bollywood.

  • Vipul Amrutlal Shah

    Vipul Amrutlal Shah is a film producer and director of Hindi films. He began his career with Gujarati theater. He was part/director of a number of Gujarati dramas, some of which were well received by Gujarati audience. He made his debut with Gujarati film 'Dariya-Chhoru' in late 90s, with JD Majethia in main lead.Vipul Amrutlal Shah (commonly known as Vipul Shah) is a film producer and director of Hindi films. He began his career with Gujarati theater. He was part/director of a number of Gujarati dramas, some of which were well received by Gujarati audience. He made his debut with Gujarati film 'Dariya-Chhoru' (means children of ocean) in late 90s, with JD Majethia in main lead. As of 2010, he has directed six Hindi films, four of which have starred Akshay Kumar.Shah's debut film as director was Dariya Chhoru (Gujarati). This film was well-made. He made his debut in Hindi films with Aankhen, which was based on his Gujarati play 'Aandhlo Pato' (means Blind Fold). It was among the five biggest hits of 2002. He then impressed the audience and critics in his next film Waqt: The Race Against Time, which was again based on a Gujarati play 'Aavjo Vhala Phari Malishu' (means good bye dear, will meet again). It was also one of the highest-grossing films of 2005. His next two films, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng did very well at the box office with the latter breaking all previous opening records in bollywood. In 2009, he directed London Dreams, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Asin Thottumkal, which was an average grosser at the box office. His 2010 release, Action Replay starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, which was a flop.

  • Vijay Krishna Acharya

    Vijay Krishna Acharya, also known as Viktor Acharya, is an film director from Kanpur, U.P. He is also a screenwriter, dialogue writer, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood and television. He called himself a scriptwriter after his work on the film Dhoom Franchise.His directorial debut was the film Tashan which opened to negative reviews. Though his second attempt at film directing Dhoom 3 which was panned by critics worldwide, it went on to gross ?4 billion (US$56 million) worldwide in just ten days, to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets at the time and as of May 2017 is included in the sixth highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven Allan Spielberg KBE OMRI (/?spi?lb??r?/; born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster.[3] His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction and adventure films, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993) are seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking.

  • Karan Johar

    Karan Kumar Johar (born Rahul Kumar Johar, 25 May 1972),often informally referred to as KJo,is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who works in Hindi films.He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the producer Yash Johar.Johar made his directorial debut with the widely-seen romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His social drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. The 2018 spy thriller Raazi won him Filmfare Award for Best Film. These, along with the several successful films he has produced under the Dharma Productions banner, have established him as one of the leading director-producers in Hindi cinema.

  • Neeraj Panday

    Neeraj Pandey is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Pandey made his directoral debut in A Wednesday!, which was largely praised by audiences as well as critics and which later became a recipient of many accolades.

  • Rohit Shetty

    Rohit Shetty (born 14 March 1973)is an Indian film director and producer. His work as a filmmaker includes the Golmaal film series, the Singham film series, Bol Bachchan, Chennai Express (for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director), and Dilwale.He started his career at the age of 17 as an assistant director with Kuku Kohli during Phool Aur Kaante (Ajay Devgn's debut film that costarred Madhoo).Then he assisted him in Ek Aur Kohinoor, which was never released. He also worked with him on Suhaag (starring Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor), Haqeeqat (starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu) and Zulmi (starring Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna). In the movie, Suhaag, Rohit also played a body double for Akshay Kumar.Shetty directed his debut feature film, Zameen, as an independent director with Devgn in 2003 at the age of 30. Zameen did average business at the boxoffice. He rose to fame after he directed the 2006 comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starring Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.

  • Arati Kadav

    She is an ex-IITian, ex-Microsoftie who moved to India to make her own movies. She is the founder of Short Film Window which is a community of all short filmmakers. She has graduated from Whistling Woods in 2010 and has worked on films like Uss Paar, Time Machine and Gulmohar.

  • Sujoy Ghosh

    Is an Indian film director, actor and screenwriter.[1] He has directed Jhankaar Beats (2003), Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005), Aladin (2009) and Kahaani (2012). He was born in Calcutta. He studied in St. James' School. He used to stay in Bhowanipore and then moved to London when he was 13. Sujoy attended Queen Elizabeth's College, Darlington where he completed his A Levels. He has a degree in engineering and an MBA from Manchester University. He worked as a South Asia head of the media division of Reuters before quitting in 1999.

  • Rahul Bose Returns To Direction With 'Poorna'

    After his 2002 film Everybody Says I'm Fine!, actor Rahul Bose has returned to direction with POORNA , a biopic about Malavath Poorna a tribal girl from Telangana. Poorna created history on May 25, 2014, by becoming the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest. Rahul, who was last seen in Dil Dhadakne Do, will also act in the film. Rahul is yet to show the film to Poorna and her father. And he plans to take the film to her village, where they shot for 11 days. Aditi Inamdar, a girl hailing from Telangana, was chosen to play the role of female lead after Rahul auditioned 109 girls. Rahul will be essaying the role of her father.

  • Darjeeling lad Saurav Rai's short film Gudh goes to Cannes

    A young filmmaker from a small town in West Bengal's Darjeeling district will be India's sole representative at the Cannes International Film Festival that begins on May 11 in the French Riviera. Saurav Rai's 28-min film Gudh (Nest) is the only official Indian entry to compete in the 69th Cannes film festival's Cinefondation Selection. "It is autobiographical. The film is a recollection of my childhood in a very raw and bold form. It also showcases my relationship with my grandparents and parents. My genre of filmmaking is not pleasing to anyone," said Rai from New Delhi, where he is busy shooting for a travelogue, but 'Gudh' isn't a narrative-based film. It has a lot of long shots and surreal elements. Awaiting his convocation on May 2, he is currently soaking in all the adulation of his friends and faculty members. However, international acclaim isn't new to Rai. In 2014, his short film titled 'Monsoon Rain' was officially selected at the Munich film festival.

  • Yashpal Sharma - Talent Unlimited

    Yashpal Sharma is an Indian Actor renowned for playing challenging roles of all types in various movies. He is best known for the portrayal of Laakha in the historical epic Lagaan.

  • Pankaj Tripathi - The Raw Talent

    Pankaj Tripathi is an acclaimed Indian Film Actor who has a panache of pulling out beautifully crafted acting in any role he is given. He is best known for the portrayal of Sultan Qureshi in critically acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur.

  • Tigmanshu Dhulia - The Wasseypuri Talent

    Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and casting director. Dil Se., for which he wrote the screenplay, was the first Hindi movie to chart in the UK top ten. He is best known for the portrayal of the role of Ramadhir Singh in Gangs of Wasseypur

  • Piyush Mishra - The Multi Talented

    Piyush Mishra is an Indian Actor, music director, lyricist, singer, dialogue and script writer. Although he is most famous for the role of Nasir in Gangs of Wasseypur, he has done many memorable roles in other movies and short films, most importantly that of Prithvi Bana in Gulaal.

  • Ratna Pathak Shah

    Known for her comic act in the hugely successful Sarabhai vs Sarabhai television Series, Ratna Pathak Shah is an accomplished actress who has worked in various bollywood hits like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Mirch Masala, Mandi, Golmaal 3 to name a few. In Mai, the acting prowess of the actress comes to the fore once again. With a very impressive act, she shows what an accomplished actress she is.

  • Varun Machhar

    Varun is the Director of the Short Movie Bling, that is being featured on Shotz-7 this week. Apart from being the Director of the Short Movie, Varun is also the story writer of the movie. Varun has quality experience in the film making domain and has also worked as an Assistant Director for the Short Movie “A little ways down the road”. Moreover, he has also worked in the capacity of Assistant Director of the much awaited Romantic Comedy of the year “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”

  • Bryan Thomas Norton & Antonio Padovan

    Bryan Thomas Norton is a qualified film maker with an M.F.A. degree in film production from the Tisch School of The Arts Graduate Film and Television Program and Maurice Kanbar Institute. Bryan has also earned a B.A. in Cinema Studies from the Sarah Lawrence College. The seasoned Bryan Thomas is an adept filmmaker and also dons the hat of being a professor by teaching filmmaking all over the United States and fostering young talent through his teaching. Bryan is also a writer and has been a consultant on a number of documentaries, books and articles dealing with the history of cinema. Antonio Padovan, an Italian origin immigrant who came to the United States in order to study in a one year program at the New York Film Academy. Antonio Padovan is also a writer and a film director whose work concentrates on depicting ordinary people and events and makes the usual scenarios come alive by his skill in the art of filmmaking.

  • Arati Kadav - Precision Personified

    Arati Kadav is the director of Uss Par- the short movie featured this week by Shotz7. Arati was a computer engineer from IIT Kanpur and has worked for Microsoft in Seattle. Perhaps it is her technical background that reflects the precision seen in Uss Par. No doubt, her education in the technical aspects of film making has added to her skills but this talent may also be innate in her. Arati has been successful in matching with the brilliant performance by Jackie Shroff in this flick and the technical soundness and the artistic flair that this movie depicts speaks highly of Arati’s finesse in the art of movie making. Uss Paar was highly acclaimed and has been selected in over 25 film festivals and won several awards.

  • Riya Sen

    Even though her success in Hindi film industry may be moderate, actor and model Riya Sen possesses the ability to captivate the viewers with her killer looks and charm. Her bold avatars in both her reel and real life have established her as a youth icon. Hailing from an illustrious family of actors with Moon Moon Sen being her mother, Riya has been successful in establishing a bold and a carefree image for herself. We wish her loads of success in the times ahead.

  • Harsh Chhaya- The Shadow Master

    People associate Harsh Chhaya more with television and as a Bollywood film actor and just a few know that Harsh Chhaya is also an accomplished director. His directorial venture, A Puzzle, in which he has also acted, is featured in Shotz7 website. A skillful director, Harsh has delivered a crisp and an engaging film, and both the critics and the general audience have received this movie well. Shot way back in 2010, Puzzle depicts the unrelenting efforts of a man to understand the real feelings and emotions of women in his life but fails miserably to fathom what really goes on inside the minds of the female species. Harsh shot into prominence in the mid nineties by playing KT on the television, a wealthy boss who has an extra martial affair with his married employee. Harsh has been instrumental in delivering mature and debonair content to the Indian television audiences. His subsequent roles include the one as the CEO Naveen Shroff in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Corporate and his role as a gay fashion designer in the critically acclaimed Fashion by the same director in 2008 were also hugely appreciated. Harsh wanted to break the mould as he found television to be 'creatively bankrupt' and aiming just to mint money rather than focusing on the creative aspects. Thus, to give vent to his creativity both as a writer and a director, Harsh Chhaya wrote, produced and directed A Puzzle in 2010. In his own words, Harsh has attempted to 'uplift the benchmark of sensibilities' rather than finding just the common minimum denominator in the public taste. This urge to create something different and meaningful is clearly reflected in ‘A Puzzle'. Harsh Chhaya still has a lot to offer in the world of cinema and we wish him a bright future ahead.

  • Mandira Bedi

    Besides being a talented actor, Mandira Bedi has done her bit to break the gender stereotypes entrenched in the Indian mindset by being the first female to host a series of prestigious cricketing events and IPL seasons alongside veterans like Harsha Bhogle and Charu Sharma. Besides this, the graceful Mandira Bedi is also involved in fashion designing and modelling. Mandira has already left an indelible mark on the television viewers by oozing sensuality and charisma both on screen and off screen.

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