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Alexander Payne

 
Bio:
Alexander Payne is one of America’s most esteemed writer/directors. He is known for his films ‘Citizen Ruth,’ ‘Election,’ ‘Sideways,’ ‘The Descendants,’ and ‘Nebraska.’ He is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alexander Payne is one of America’s most esteemed writer/directors. He is known for his films ‘Citizen Ruth,’ ‘Election,’ ‘Sideways,’ ‘The Descendants,’ and ‘Nebraska.’ He is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the ... (read complete bio)
 

Alexander Payne Biography

Alexander Payne is one of America’s most esteemed writer/directors. He is known for his films ‘Citizen Ruth,’ ‘Election,’ ‘Sideways,’ ‘The Descendants,’ and ‘Nebraska.’ He is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. In 1995, Payne’s film ‘Sideways’ won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.





Alexander Payne News

Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Photo Lili Reinhart, Carey Mulligan, Dede Gardner & More Announced as Honorees for 2022 WIF Honors
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

They will join the women previously announced to receive Crystal Awards—”Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson, “The Woman King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and “Don’t Worry Darling” writer and director Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde—as well as Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award recipient Michaela Coel.

The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre' Photo The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre'
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

Today, the Castro Theatre Conservancy (CTC)—a nonprofit organization—launched “Save the Castro Theatre,” a campaign dedicated to preserving and protecting San Francisco's Castro Theatre as a cultural and entertainment venue for motion pictures and live performances.

BWW Interview: Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS Photo BWW Interview: Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS
by Gil Kaan - Dec 31, 2021

Groundlings alum/Oscar winner Jim Rash will be guesting in The Groundlings’ January 6th edition of COOKIN’ WITH GAS. The actor/comedian/filmmaker took a moment from the set of Bros to answer a few of my Groundlings and Oscar queries.

Gotham Storytelling Festival Announces Performance Schedule at The Kraine Theater Photo Gotham Storytelling Festival Announces Performance Schedule at The Kraine Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021

FRIGID New York will present the 10th Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), November 2-14. Performances will also be available to livestream from home. Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($20 in-person; $15 online, suggested) and are available for advance purchase.

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Sundance Institute Announces 10 Producers Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 10 Producers Lab Fellows
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2021

Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its weeklong Producers Lab, taking place July 25 - 29, and the participants in the Producers Summit, August 2 - 5, both taking place digitally on Sundance Co//ab.

'TIL KINGDOM COME Filmmakers Talk Trump, Netanyahu & Religion On Tom Needham's SOUNDS Photo 'TIL KINGDOM COME Filmmakers Talk Trump, Netanyahu & Religion On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2021

'TIL KINGDOM COME director Maya Zinshtein and producer Abraham 'Abie' Troen are Tom Needham's special guests on the next SOUNDS OF FILM.

Alexander Payne Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HAL, the Documentary on the Oscar®-Winning Director Hal Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HAL, the Documentary on the Oscar®-Winning Director Hal Ashby Directed by Amy Scott

by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2018

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott's exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist.

VIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Star in Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Star in Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING

by Caryn Robbins - Sep 12, 2017

A big world is waiting. Watch the new trailer for DOWNSIZING, directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig! The film hits theaters this December.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Premiere of TOSH.O Among Comedy Central's Best Bets
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 14, 2014

Comedy Central announces its Best Bets for week of February 16th. Below, check out a sneak peek of an all-new episode of TOSH.O.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with DEAD ACCOUNTS' Judy Greer!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 5, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The kick-off event, a two hour career Conversations with Judy Greer moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge was recently held at the NYIT Auditorium, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below!

STAGE TUBE: Red Carpet Premiere of THE DESCENDANTS
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2011

Stars arrived on the red carpet for the US premiere of THE DESCENDANTS in Beverley Hills. The film opens in theaters today, November 16th. George Clooney, Beau Bridges and Shailene Woodley were among the stars who attended the special event.

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Trailer for George Clooney's THE DESCENDANTS
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2011

THE DESCENDANTS is coming to theaters on November 18, 2011 from Fox Searchlight. The film is directed by Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS and stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster