John Nicholas Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen . He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.
Mike Nichols was an American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and an aptitude for getting the best out of actors regardless of their acting experience. Nichols began his career in the 1950s with the comedy improvisational troupe, The Compass Players, predecessor of The Second City, in Chicago. He then teamed up with his improv partner, Elaine May, to form the comedy duo Nichols and May. Their live improv acts were a hit on Broadway resulting in three albums, with their debut album winning a Grammy Award.
Peter Hans Docter is an American film director, animator, screenwriter, producer and voice actor from Bloomington, Minnesota. He is best known for directing the animated feature films Monsters, Inc. , Up and Inside Out and as a key figure and collaborator at Pixar Animation Studios. The A.V. Club has called him "almost universally successful". He has been nominated for eight Oscars , seven Annie Awards , a BAFTA Children's Film Award , and a Hochi Film Award . He has described himself as a "geeky kid from Minnesota who likes to draw cartoons."
Judith Susan Sheindlin , professionally known as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, television producer, and author. Since September 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful Daytime Emmy Award–winning Arbitration-based court show series, Judge Judy, produced by Big Ticket Entertainment.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.George Sand
Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.Nikolai Gogol