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Peter Bogdanovich is the director of "The Thing Called Love." The Paramount film was produced by John Davis. The screenplay was written by Carol Heikkinen. George Folsey, Jr. is the executive producer and Darlene K. Chan is the co-producer.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
The films of PETER BOGDANOVICH (Director) include "Noises Off," "Texasville," "Mask," "They All Laughed," "Saint Jack," "Nickelodeon," "Daisy Miller," "Paper Moon," "What's Up, Doc?," and "The Last Picture Show."
"The Last Picture Show" received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. The drama won Oscars for supporting actor Ben Johnson and supporting actress Cloris Leachman; and Bogdanovich and Larry McMurtry were honored with the New York Film Critics Award and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Screenplay.
Other awards bestowed upon Bogdanovich's films include a Writers Guild original story and screenplay award for "What's Up, Doc?," a Best Supporting Actress Oscar (Tatum O'Neal) for "Paper Moon," a Best Director Award at Brussels for "Daisy Miller," a Venice Film Festival Critics Prize best film and best actor (Ben Gazzara) for "Saint Jack," and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress prize (Cher) for "Mask."
Bogdanovich began his career as a teenage actor in New York stage and television productions and studied acting with Stella Adler. He directed and produced off-Broadway plays before beginning his film career as Roger Corman's assistant/second unit director/co-screenwriter for "The Wild Angels." He then directed, co-wrote, produced, and acted in "Targets" starring Boris Karloff in his last film appearance.
Bogdanovich has written several books including John Ford, Pieces of Time, The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980, and the recently published This is Orson Welles. Bogdanovich has also compiled and edited the annual A Year and a Day Calendar, (1991 - present) based on the works of Robert Graves.
The films of producer JOHN DAVIS include "The Firm," "Predator," "Predator 2," "Shattered," "Storyville," and "Three O'Clock High." His upcoming films include "Grumpy Old Men," "Fortress" and "Gunmen." Among his future projects are "Richie Rich" and "Water World."
Davis was born in Denver, Colorado and attended the Colorado Academy, Bowdoin and Amherst. He was named a James Bowdoin Scholar and graduated in 1977. He graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1981. That same year, he began his entertainment industry career. Working with Steve Roberts, then president of telecommunications at Twentieth Century Fox, Davis studied and evaluated acquisition possibilities and new technologies.
From 1982 through 1984, Davis headed Fox's low budget feature films division. He then became vice president of production for Fox and supervised the hit Arnold Schwarzenegger action film "Commando." Davis formed Davis Entertainment Company in 1985.
DARLENE K. CHAN (Co-Producer) serves as the vice president in charge of production for Davis Entertainment. She began her career in the film industry as a production assistant on various independent films, including a pilot for The Disney Channel. As a creative executive at Paramount Pictures, she worked in development and production for such films as "Beverly Hills Cop." She then served as executive director of production at Walt Disney Pictures prior to joining Davis Entertainment.