Weitz says he may direct one more film

Weitz says he may direct one more film

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. director Chris Weitz says the process of helming films is so exhausting he might only make one more in his career.
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'

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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.
Taylor Lautner on board for 'New Moon'

Taylor Lautner on board for 'New Moon'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Chris Weitz says actor Taylor Lautner will return to play Jacob Black in "New Moon," the sequel to the vampire movie "Twilight."
Chris Weitz to direct 'Twilight' sequel

Chris Weitz to direct 'Twilight' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has announced that U.S. filmmaker Chris Weitz has been hired to direct the second film in the studio's "Twilight" film franchise.

Weitz may direct 'Twilight' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chris Weitz, who directed "The Golden Compass," is negotiating to direct the cinematic sequel to "Twilight," industry sources say.

'Compass' bringing Kidman to London

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman plans to live in London while filming "The Golden Compass," the first film for the Oscar-winning actress since she was married last month.

Anand Tucker takes 'Golden Compass' helm

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- British director Anand Tucker will step into the director's chair for the first movie based on author Philip Pullman's "Dark Materials" trilogy.

Movie downplays anti-religious themes

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Hollywood adaptation of "His Dark Materials" will play down anti-religious themes to avoid angering the Christian right, the Times of London said.

'Antwone Fisher' wins top Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- "Antwone Fisher," the story of a sailor who learns to displace intense anger and cynicism with love and trust, won the top feature film award Thursday as the 20
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Humanitas Prize announces 2003 nominees

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Peter Hedges and "The Bernie Mac Show" writer Larry Wilmore had two nominations each, leading the field of nominees announced Monday for the 2003 H
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'The Hours' wins USC Scripter Award

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter David Hare and author Michael Cunningham won the 15th USC Scripter Award for the Oscar-nominated movie "The Hours."

Nominees for 75th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 75th Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills:

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Critics are describing the British documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" as a journalist's attempt to understand, not exploit, his subject.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
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Chris Weitz
American director Chris Weitz attends the world premiere of "The Golden Compass" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on November 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Christopher John "Chris" Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American producer, writer, director and actor. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, as well as directing the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books.

Weitz was born in New York City, New York, the son of actress Susan Kohner and novelist/fashion designer John Weitz. His brother is Paul Weitz. Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar were his maternal grandparents. His grandmother, Lupita, starred in Santa, Mexico's first talkie in 1932. He is married to Mercedes Martinez with whom he has one son, Sebastian.

He graduated with an English degree from Trinity College in Cambridge.

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