Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.
David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- British film director David Slade has been hired to head up "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit Entertainment announced.
Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona has been hired to direct "Eclipse," the third installment of the "Twilight" film franchise, Variety.com said.
Hardwicke won't direct 'Twilight' sequel

Hardwicke won't direct 'Twilight' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment and Catherine Hardwicke have announced that the U.S. filmmaker will not direct the next installment of the "Twilight" movie franchise.

Director: 'Twilight' filming 'pretty cool'

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke says filming the big screen adaptation of the vampire novel "Twilight" has been "pretty cool" to date.

Type A buys rights to 'Under the Bridge'

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- A true-crime account of a brutal Canadian high school murder written by Rebecca Godfrey is being turned into a feature film by Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films.

Hardwicke: 'Nativity' caps teen 'trilogy'

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. director Catherine Hardwicke says she sees a link between "The Nativity Story" and her previous films, since all three focus on teenage protagonists.

Vatican gives 'Nativity' a premiere locale

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Vatican City will show a world premiere of a film for the first time when New Line's "The Nativity Story" plays in the Vatican this month.

'Whale Rider' star set for 'Nativity'

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- "Whale Rider" star Keisha Castle-Hughes has been cast as the Virgin Mary in New Line Cinema's film, "Nativity."

'Thirteen star joins 'The O.C.'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Award-winning film actress Nikki Reed of "Thirteen" will make her small screen debut on Fox TV's the "The O.C."

Heath Ledger signs on as 'Casanova'

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Australian Heath Ledger will play the title role in Lasse Hallstrom's "Casanova," scheduled for filming in August in Venice, Italy.

Ledger heads to 'Dogtown'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger has signed on to star in the skate-boarding movie "The Lords of Dogtown," Daily Variety reported Friday.
Catherine Hardwicke
The director of the film, Catherine Hardwicke, arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Nativity Story" benefitting Habitat for Humanity and held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on November 28, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Catherine Hardwicke (born Helllen Catherine Hardwicke; October 21, 1955(1955-10-21)) is an American production designer and film director. Her works include the independent film Thirteen, which she co-wrote with one of the film's co-stars, Nikki Reed, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, and the vampire film Twilight. The opening weekend of Twilight was the biggest opening ever for a female director.

Hardwicke was born in Cameron, Texas, the daughter of Jamee Elberta (née Bennett) and John Benjamin Hardwicke. She grew up in McAllen, Texas and was raised in the Presbyterian denomination. While at UCLA film school during the 1980s, Hardwicke made an award-winning short, Puppy Does the Gumbo. She has a sister called Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, who is an artist, and she has a brother named Ben.

Hardwicke began her career as an architect. She spent most of the 1990s as a production designer, working on such films as Tombstone (1993), Tank Girl (1995), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), The Newton Boys (1998), and Three Kings (1999). The following year, she collaborated with director/screenwriter Cameron Crowe and actor/producer Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky (2001). The latter two films are notable for their original use of color-manipulation techniques to complement the narrative.

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