Marc Foster to direct new Bond movie

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- Marc Foster has signed on to direct the new James Bond film, which will start production in December at London's Pinewood Studios.

'Heroes' recap DVD coming to Netflix

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- NBC is joining with video rental service Netflix to offer a preview of two new dramas and a recap of "Heroes," one of the network's most popular shows.

'Valley of Elah' adds more cast members

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Hollywood film "In the Valley of Elah" added five new cast members this week, including actor Jason Patric and country singer Tim McGraw.

'In the Valley of Elah' cast grows

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker are joining fellow actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron in the cast of "In the Valley of Elah."

Jones, Theron in talks for Haggis film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron are in talks to be the leads in the next Hollywood offering from "Crash" director Paul Haggis.

'Last Kiss' is 1st film for 'OC' star

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson says the chance to work with Zach Braff was a major reason she wanted to make her big-screen debut in "The Last Kiss."

Stars of 'Crash' not getting paid well

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- This year's Oscar winner for best picture "Crash" has not been the money making machine that co-writer and director Paul Haggis thought it would be.

Haggis wants Vaughn for Sept. 11 film

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- "Crash" director Paul Haggis has reportedly targeted Vince Vaughn for the role of FBI agent John O'Neill "Against All Enemies."

Tommy Lee lands big screen role

HOLLYWOOD, July 7 (UPI) -- Tommy Lee, formerly of rock group Motley Crue, is set to appear on the big screen in the Hollywood mob drama "10th & Wolf."

Drama surrounding 'The Illusionist'

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- A sequel to the nastiest movie credit skirmish ever is now under way, featuring the same producers involved in a battle over credits for "Crash."

Broadband Report: Bravo goes alternative

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- In the last two weeks the folks at Bravo have made some interesting moves with the launch of two brand new broadband sites, BrilliantButCancelled.com, which fea
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NBC announces two new dramas

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- NBC Monday announced it had given early orders for two new dramas -- one starring Dana Delany, Timothy Hutton and others from the makers of "Crash."

'Crash' upsets 'Brokeback' for top Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Crash" won three of the six Academy Awards it was nominated for Sunday night, including best film, original screenplay and film editing.

'Brokeback' takes top Orange Bafta

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's gay western, "Brokeback Mountain," won Orange Baftas in London Sunday night for best film, best director and best supporting actor.

'Crash' producer loses Oscar bid

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "Crash" financier Bob Yari will not be part of the production team up for an Academy Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled.
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Paul Haggis
Director Paul Haggis attends the 2008 Holly Shorts Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian-American screenwriter, producer and film director. He spent his early career producing and directing various American and Canadian television network series.

Paul Haggis was born on March 10, 1953, in London, Ontario, the son of Mary Yvonne (née Metcalf) and Edward H. Haggis. The Gallery Theatre in London, Ontario was owned by his parents, and Haggis gained experience in the field through work at the theatre. He attended St. Thomas More Elementary School, and after being inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard, proceeded to study art at H. B. Beal Secondary School. After viewing Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup, he traveled to England with the intent of becoming a fashion photographer. Haggis later went back to Canada, in order to pursue studies in cinematography at Fanshawe College. In 1975, Haggis moved to Los Angeles, California to begin a career in writing in the entertainment industry.

Haggis began to work as a writer for television programs, including The Love Boat, One Day at a Time, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life. With The Facts of Life, Haggis also gained his first credit as producer. During the 1980s and 1990s, Haggis wrote for television series including The Tracey Ullman Show, Due South, L.A. Law, and EZ Streets. He helped to create the television series Walker, Texas Ranger and Family Law. Haggis served as executive producer on series including Michael Hayes and Family Law.

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