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Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham up for directing awards

Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham up for directing awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Television stars-directors Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham and Louis C.K. are among those nominated for Directors Guild of America Awards Wednesday.
Will Ferrell hits 'The Campaign' trail

Will Ferrell hits 'The Campaign' trail

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" star Will Ferrell says he wanted to make a hilarious movie, not necessarily a biting American political satire, when he signed on to star with Zach Galifianakis in "The Campaign."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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McCain adviser calls HBO film 'accurate'

McCain adviser calls HBO film 'accurate'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- John McCain's former campaign manager Steve Schmidt says the HBO movie "Game Change" is an accurate portrayal of McCain's 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.
Jay Roach not directing 'Little Fockers'

Jay Roach not directing 'Little Fockers'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Universal is trying to a secure a director for "Little Fockers," the second sequel in the "Meet the Parents" franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said.
'John Adams' cleans up at Emmys

'John Adams' cleans up at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- "John Adams," a seven-part HBO series about the second U.S. president, won the Emmy for outstanding miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night.
HBO film 'Recount' to premiere in Florida

HBO film 'Recount' to premiere in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- HBO, Comcast and the Jacksonville Office of Film and Television will roll out the red carpet for the premiere of "Recount" at the Florida Theatre.

'Borat' star finds two new gigs

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 5 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has chosen two new film projects to follow up his success in last year’s "Borat," Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Studios vying for next Cohen film comedy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Several Hollywood film studios have been engaged in a costly bidding war for the next film comedy from "Borat" creator, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Carrey, Stiller in talks for 'Used Guys'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Ben Stiller reportedly wants Jim Carrey to play an obsolete pleasure clone in his comedy, "Used Guys."

Another Focker film in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Universal Studios is planning to expand the Focker family in a second sequel to "Meet The Parents," it was reported Thursday.

Feature: Why should he worry?

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Jay Roach is widely recognized as one of Hollywood's leading comedy directors, with a list of features to his credit that have grossed an aggregate of close to
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Bangles lead singer sells film script

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Susanna Hoffs Roach, former lead singer of the 1980s pop group The Bangles, has sold a script called "Exorcism for Dummies" to a Hollywood film studio.

New director for Ferrell comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell's new soccer comedy is getting a new director one week into filming, representatives for Universal Pictures said in Los Angeles.
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Director Jay Roach, left, with his wife, singer Susanna Hoffs, arrive at the December 16th, 2004 Los Angeles premiere of the film, ' Meet the Fockers'. (UPI Photo/Francis Specker)
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Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director and producer, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents.

Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his father was a military worker. He graduated in 1975 from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, then received his BA degree from Stanford University in Economics. He earned an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1986. He directed the 2010 film Dinner For Schmucks, the American remake of Le Dîner de Cons, featuring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. He did not return to direct Little Fockers, the third installment in the Meet the Parents series, taking a producing role only.

Roach is married to Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jay Roach."
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