Mila Kunis discusses her dramatic new role in 'Third Person'

Mila Kunis discusses her dramatic new role in 'Third Person'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --Mila Kunis stars alongside James Franco as a woman accused of attempting to kill her son in new drama "Third Person."
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Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.
Paul Haggis praises Leah Remini's brave decision to leave Scientology

Paul Haggis praises Leah Remini's brave decision to leave Scientology

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is praising his fellow former Scientologist Leah Remini for leaving and speaking out against the controversial church.

Kim Basinger cast in Danish drama 'Petit'

COLOGNE, Germany, June 19 (UPI) -- Kim Basinger is to play an infertile career woman desperate for a child in "Petit," a drama by Danish director Anders Morgenthaler, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Church of Scientology calls Cruise 'wife audition' story 'hogwash'

Church of Scientology calls Cruise 'wife audition' story 'hogwash'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology denounced as "hogwash" a magazine's claims church officials screened possible companions for Hollywood film star Tom Cruise.
Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Banks is to be host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Director Paul Haggis leaves Scientology

Director Paul Haggis leaves Scientology

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian director Paul Haggis has left the Church of Scientology in a dispute over the church's support of a ban on homosexual marriages, his spokesman said.
Lionsgate, Haggis reunite for film

Lionsgate, Haggis reunite for film

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- Lionsgate announced Tuesday it is teaming again with Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Haggis on his thriller "The Next Three Days."
Haggis, Ruffalo urging Bush to close Gitmo

Haggis, Ruffalo urging Bush to close Gitmo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Paul Haggis and Mark Ruffalo have joined a protest urging the Bush administration to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, Amnesty International said.

Eco-friendly cars a hit in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars and directors say they are gladly embracing the new generation of new environmentally friendly automobiles.

Starz planning 'Crash' TV drama series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television movie network Starz said it is planning to air its first original drama series -- a show based on the Oscar-winning film "Crash."

Abu Dhabi establishes film fest

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmakers Harvey Weinstein and Paul Haggis are planning to attend the first Middle East Film Festival in Abu Dhabi, Variety.com said Tuesday.

Redford to adapt Clarke memoir for screen

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Robert Redford is attached to direct a screen adaptation of a book by former U.S. terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.

Haggis: Eastwood helped get 'Elah' made

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Paul Haggis says his new movie, "In the Valley of Elah," probably wouldn't have been made without Clint Eastwood's help.
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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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