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'The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie' represents the power of friendship

...Showtime's "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie." They're also the film's genesis. Paul Johansson, the movie's writer and director, recalls telling friend Nick Cassavetes a story about a woman he worked for as a youth. "(Cassavetes) said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/07/tel_380535.shtml
Television
Southern sensibilities inspire writer-director

...Tennessee pimp who finds redemption in rap in the film "Hustle & Flow." Only Brewer's not a rapper, he's a writer and director. And he's not black, he's white. But he knows what it is to be poor and struggling in the South, clinging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/06/mov_40357.shtml
Movies
Local filmmaker captured actor in type of role he was famous for

...Christopher Forbes feels like his entire life has led up to making iconic American westerns. Mr. Forbes, the writer and director behind independent releases such as The Battle of Aiken , Basketweave and Firetrail , recently completed his first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/25/mov_528720.shtml
Movies
Annual heart association theatrical benefit has become labor of love

...marks. This is what happens to Prince Charming and Cinderella after the honeymoon is over," said Jim Moore, the writer and director of the 42nd annual Heart Benefit, Happily Ever After??? , which will be presented at the University of South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/2011-02-16/annual-heart-association-theat
Things to Do | Life
Wilcox Inn, Rose Hill Estate used in movie

...will be the settings for the club. "This is what a gentleman's club looks like," said Don Michael Paul, the writer and director, at a news conference Thursday on the steps of the Willcox. Secondary filming began during the USPA Gold Cup polo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/06/met_99358.shtml
Metro
Director's career brief but brilliant

...story of Preston Sturges. Between 1940 and 1945, Mr. Sturges was Hollywood's highest-paid personality, a writer and director whose movies were can't-miss propositions. Funny, smart and wholly original, the Sturges style was to approach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/31/app_367332.shtml
Applause
Teen drama marks Duchovny's directing debut

...Return to Me" and last year's "Connie and Carla." Now he's having another try, for the first time, as writer and director. The coming-of-age tale "House of D" stars Duchovny's wife, Tea Leoni, as a woman emotionally paralyzed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/18/mov_450652.shtml
Movies
Recent history is backdrop for 'Gideon's Daughter'

...un-English explosion of ostentatious grief, which people didn't think the Brits did," says "Gideon's" writer and director, Stephen Poliakoff. "That was a shock to everyone, including me." Against this backdrop, Poliakoff - who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/22/tel_72577.shtml
Television
Mini reviews

...every morning. Augusta Exchange, Pastime, Aiken and Evans THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (*** 1/2 , PG-13) Writer and director Sylvain Chomet has created an animated feature of appalling originality and scary charm. A small boy in France...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/13/mov_404475.shtml
Movies
A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'

...A. and suddenly you're sitting with friends talking about their favorite surface-to-air missiles." The writer and director, who won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay in 2001 for "Traffic," tells another multilayered story...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/25/mov_25849.shtml
Movies