Stars line up for DGA Honors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorcese and Mike Nichols head the list of presenters for the upcoming Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA has announced.

Filmmaker Demme hits U.S. foreign policy

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Jonathan Demme criticized U.S. foreign policy at the Venice International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Analysis: Haiti's challenge on film

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Two centuries after Haiti declared its independence from France, the Caribbean island nation has yet to enjoy the prosperity that self-determination promises, a
PAT NASON, UPI Los Angeles

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2004 with 313 to follow.
By United Press International

Two in Hollywood want to support N.J. boy

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Both a Hollywood director and a screenwriter have offered to buy a controversial drawing that landed a 14-year-old New Jersey boy in detention.

MPAA: videocassette ban will remain

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Motion Picture Association of America says it will not lift its ban on distributing videocassette and DVD copies of movies for the film awards season.

'Manchurian Candidate' remake on

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Liev Schreiber will join Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" at Paramount Pictures.

Hollywood Digest

BOX-OFFICE PREVIEW Action-comedy, hip-hop comedy, an adaptation from popular juvenile literature, old folkies and a Latina-based comedy are playing in U.S. theaters this weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Video of the Week: 'Red Dragon'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- The primordial human fear of being eaten has inspired three of Hollywood's all-time most profitable franchises: "Jaws," "Jurassic Park," and the Hannibal the Ca
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Interview with Stanley Donen

NEW YORK, D.C., March 3 (UPI) -- The 25th floor of Lincoln Plaza overlooking Manhattan's Central Park is a long way from Los Angeles in more ways than just the geographic. So too is "Adult Ente

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2003 with 312 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In "The Truth About Charlie," Jonathan Demme tries to climb out of this hole he has dug for himself by building his movie on a wacky what-if conceit. Remember that glossy 1963 romantic comedy-thriller "Charade," with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in a pre
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Joni Mitchell, calling the music industry a "cesspool," said in an interview with Rolling Stone she'll never make another major label deal again. The 58-year-old singer songwriter said she is "ashamed" to be part of the music business and may retire from
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme poses for pictures at the premiere of "The Agronomist" at the Chelsea West Cinemas in New York on April 13, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Robert Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944) is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director.

Demme was born in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York in 1944. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He also was the uncle of Ted Demme, who died in 2002. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo Theater in Oberlin, Ohio, along with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Demme has three children by two marriages: Ramona, Brooklyn, Josephine.

During the 1980s, Demme had a brief romantic relationship with rock singer Belinda Carlisle, who appeared in his movie Swing Shift.

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