Filmmakers in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895-12-28 Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916-11-19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1987-03-20 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1990-03-26 Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-03-26 Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1861-12-08 George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris (d. 1938)
  • 1862-10-19 Auguste Lumière, French filmmaker, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), born in Besançon, France (1954)
  • 1880-10-21 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Symphonie Diagonale), born in Lund, Sweden (d. 1925)

Person of interestCecil B. DeMille

1881-08-12 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1959)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1884-02-16 Robert Flaherty, American filmmaker and the father of documentary film (Nanook of North), born in Iron Mountain, Michigan (d. 1957)
  • 1884-10-09 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • 1884-10-20 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1890-12-05 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker and screenwriter (Metropolis), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • 1892-12-13 Brand Dirck Ochse, Dutch filmmaker and co-founder (Polygoon), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • 1894-03-14 Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1898-04-26 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), born in Deanston, Stirling, Scotland (d. 1972)
  • 1898-11-14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1900-04-23 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1900-11-24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • 1901-02-22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1901-06-15 Peter Shankland, English filmmaker and historian
  • 1903-01-17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)

Person of interestHoward Hughes

1905-12-24 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator (Hughes Aircraft), born in Humble, Texas (d. 1976)

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Person of interestBilly Wilder

1906-06-22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmaker (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1906-06-24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • 1908-05-22 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1970)
  • 1909-02-03 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, born in Carcassonne (d. 1989)
  • 1909-05-25 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1911-12-28 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • 1912-12-15 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1988)
  • 1913-06-28 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1915-05-27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1916-02-04 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker

Person of interestEd Sabol

1916-09-11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1917-04-29 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), American filmmaker , born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1917-05-15 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist
  • 1917-06-02 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1921-06-12 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1922-12-24 Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, born in Semeniškiai, Lithuania (d. 2019)
  • 1923-12-04 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-31 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1925-07-15 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1925-11-04 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)
  • 1926-12-23 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • 1927-02-03 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • 1927-08-14 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, born in Vancouver (d. 1995)
  • 1928-10-04 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1928-12-11 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1996)
  • 1929-10-07 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1929-12-06 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director, (Charles, Dead or Alive), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1930-01-01 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930-02-23 Imre Gyongyossy, filmmaker
  • 1930-07-01 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), born in Aleppo, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon (d. 2005)
  • 1930-09-19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), born in Rome (d. 2002)

Person of interestRobert Duvall

1931-01-05 Robert Duvall, American award winning actor and filmmaker (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, MASH, Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • 1931-09-20 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)
  • 1932-04-04 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • 1933-01-14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1933-01-18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom
  • 1934-07-15 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • 1935-11-27 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1936-02-26 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1936-06-30 Assia Djebar [Fatma-Zohra Imalhayène], Algerian writer and filmmaker, born in Iol, Algeria (d. 2015)

Person of interestJim Henson

1936-09-24 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson
  • 1937-02-04 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • 1938-05-19 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), born in Dharwad, British India (d. 2019)
  • 1938-11-30 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker
  • 1939-03-05 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer and filmmaker, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1939-10-25 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

Person of interestHayao Miyazaki

1941-01-05 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki
  • 1941-07-13 Jacques Perrin, French actor (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon) and filmmaker, born in Paris, France
  • 1941-07-25 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)

Person of interestSteve Sabol

1942-10-02 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 1943-11-22 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1944-01-09 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1944-08-24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1945-03-23 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1945-05-31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1945-08-14 Wim Wenders, German filmmaker (American Friend, Hammett), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1945-12-06 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • 1946-08-19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1949-03-12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • 1949-09-25 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • 1950-03-12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1950-06-06 Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1950-10-11 Amos Gitai, Israeli filmmaker (Neo-Fascist Trilogy, Golem, Arena of Murder), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1951-01-01 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1951-07-19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker (King of New York), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-08-21 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestMichael Moore

1954-04-23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1954-06-25 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler's Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1954-07-04 Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1954-10-23 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • 1954-11-24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
  • 1954-11-29 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955-12-25 Claus Strigel, German filmmaker and director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God), born in Munich, West Germany

Person of interestMel Gibson

1956-01-03 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1956-04-12 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1957-08-03 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker, born in Guntur, India
  • 1957-09-15 Paweł Pawlikowski, Polish filmmaker (Cold War), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1957-09-21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1957-10-15 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1902-08-16 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

LoveWedding of Interest

1936-12-22 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (30) weds first wife Judith Coppicus

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-02-02 Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

1984-04-01 Filmmaker Joel Coel marries actress Frances McDormand

LoveWedding of Interest

1984-10-01 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

LoveWedding of Interest

1991-10-19 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-10-02 Filmmaker Spike Lee weds attorney Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • 1996-04-12 Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper (60) weds actress Victoria Duffy (29) at Boston's Old South Church

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-04-30 Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

  • 2004-12-29 "The X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-01-14 Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-07-07 Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux
  • 2015-07-30 Filmmaker Guy Ritchie (47) weds model Jacqui Ainsley (33) in Ashcombe House in Wiltshire

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1925-05-19 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Symphonie Diagonale) dies at 44
  • 1937-01-13 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 52
  • 1938-01-21 George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76
  • 1951-07-23 Robert Flaherty, American filmmaker and the father of documentary film (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • 1953-01-07 Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 58
  • 1958-12-13 Brand Dirck Ochse, Dutch filmmaker and co-founder (Polygoon), dies at 66

Person of interestCecil B. DeMille

1959-01-21 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah), dies of heart failure at 77

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1961-10-13 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • 1966-06-12 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • 1970-08-17 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), dies at 62
  • 1970-12-29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61
  • 1971-01-02 Willard Maas, American educator & experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • 1972-02-19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), dies at 73
  • 1974-04-18 Marcel Pagnol, French novelist & filmmaker (Topaz), dies at 79
  • 1976-02-06 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), dies at 50

Person of interestHoward Hughes

1976-04-05 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • 1976-09-13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1977-12-16 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934)
  • 1978-12-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies of heart failure at 54
  • 1982-06-10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of drug overdose at 37
  • 1982-08-09 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and artist, dies at 81
  • 1986-12-29 Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), dies at 54
  • 1988-08-21 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • 1989-02-06 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, dies at 80

Person of interestJim Henson

1990-05-16 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), dies of toxic shock syndrome caused by pneumonia at 53

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson
  • 1992-08-02 Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • 1993-04-03 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1993-08-22 Don Getz, American filmmaker (Playpoint), dies at 50
  • 1993-12-04 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • 1994-03-01 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • 1994-03-02 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 1995-05-07 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, dies at 73
  • 1995-07-24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995-08-12 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, dies at 68
  • 1995-09-21 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94
  • 1995-12-09 Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56
  • 1996-03-30 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
  • 1996-04-16 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), dies at 67
  • 1996-05-31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • 1996-06-20 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1997-08-25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 1997-10-23 Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 1997-11-14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1997-12-20 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, dies of cancer at 51
  • 2001-06-19 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-04 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), dies at 72
  • 2003-03-09 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
  • 2003-06-27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • 2004-02-18 Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-04-17 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), dies at 83
  • 2005-09-14 Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • 2006-07-20 Gérard Oury, French filmmaker (b. 1919)
  • 2007-01-04 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • 2007-02-14 Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • 2007-08-11 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), dies at 94
  • 2009-07-22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-05-31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
  • 2010-08-30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • 2010-10-29 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 47
  • 2010-11-13 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • 2011-04-04 Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
  • 2011-07-25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • 2011-08-19 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), dies at 70
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2012-01-06 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96

Person of interestSteve Sabol

2012-09-18 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

Person of interestEd Sabol

2015-02-09 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), dies at 98

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 2015-05-16 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), dies of cardiac arrest at 42
  • 2015-08-30 Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), dies at 76
  • 2016-05-07 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), dies at 92
  • 2016-06-25 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, dies at 71

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

2017-07-16 George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • 2019-01-23 Jonas Mekas, American avant garde filmmaker and film critic, dies at 96
  • 2019-06-10 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), dies at 81
  • 2019-08-01 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), dies at 94