Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America bestowed its top honors on Alfonso Cuaron, Vince Gilligan and Beth McCarthy-Miller in Los Angeles Saturday night.

Directors Guild reaches tentative contract agreement

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, members said.

'Narnia' takes No. 1 spot at box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," directed by Michael Apted, took in $24.5 million during the weekend for the No. 1 U.S. spot.
Michael Apted to direct 3rd 'Narnia' film

Michael Apted to direct 3rd 'Narnia' film

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- New Zealand filmmaker Andrew Adamson said that after directing two "Chronicles of Narnia" epics, he is ready to hand the franchise off to someone else.

DGA ratifies contract with producers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America said its membership overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Directors Guild, producers reach deal

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America Thursday reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after six days of negotiations.

Coens, Penn, Gilroy grab DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Paul Thomas Anderson, Ethan and Joel Coen, Tony Gilroy, Sean Penn and Julian Schnabel have been nominated for the Directors Guild of America award.

Michael Apted head director once again

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Director Michael Apted was re-elected president of the Directors Guild of America at the group's national biennial convention in Los Angeles.

Michael Apted to direct third Narnia film

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- The third installment in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series will have Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted at the helm.

Tribeca Festival kicks off in April

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- The 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, a fixture in New York for six years, announced the lineups for its competitions and film events for fans of edgier fare.

Seminar covers business of movies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Hollywood studio executive, a director and a U.S. senator will debate the movie business and its economic impact in a symposium in Washington.

AFI honors 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima" added to its growing list of honors Sunday when the American Film Institute named it one of the year's 10 best films.

Bloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads the list of this year's honorees to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America.

Federal ruling stops video censorship

DENVER, July 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Denver has ruled in favor of Hollywood executives by making it illegal for retail video companies to censor their products.

Ang Lee wins DGA top honor for 'Brokeback'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America has named Ang Lee best feature film director of 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain."
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Michael Apted
Director Michael Apted arrives on the red carpet on closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of "Amazing Grace" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada on September 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Michael David Apted, CMG (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. He is one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation but is best known for his work on the Up series of documentaries.

On June 29, 2003 he was elected President of the Directors Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the first three episodes of the TV series Rome. His most recent feature film project was Amazing Grace, which premiered at the closing of the Toronto Film Festival on September 16, 2006. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Apted was born to a middle class family in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the son of Frances Amelia (née Thomas) and Ronald William Apted, who worked for an insurance company. Apted secured a scholarship to attend City of London School and then to study law and history at Cambridge University (Downing College).

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