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Lawrence in July 2015.
March 26, 1971
Film director, film producer, television producer, television director, music video director
Francis Lawrence (born March 26, 1971) is an Austrian-born American [1 ] film director, film producer, television producer, television director, and music video director. He is best known for directing three of the four films in the . Hunger Games film series
Life and career [ edit ]
Lawrence was born to American parents in
Vienna, Austria. His father is a Theoretical Physicist who taught at California State University, Northridge and his mother is V.P. Technology at a PR agency. [2 ] He moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. [3 ] Lawrence worked as 2nd assistant camera on the feature [2 ] directed by Pump Up the Volume Allan Moyle prior to earning his bachelor's degree in film production at Loyola Marymount University Film School. He went on to work as first AD on the feature directed by Marching out of Time Anton Vassil in 1993. Francis Lawrence then joined ex-classmate Mike Rosen in co-directing music videos. Lawrence directed his first music video for Michael Blakey, president of Atico Records and Tidal Force drummer for that band's single, A Man Rides Through. Soon, Lawrence became known for his original and imaginative music video scripts and visual directing style.
He eventually joined a major new production company and his successful career as music video director, having worked with stars like
Rihanna, Green Day, Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Fastball, Lisa Marie Presley, Destiny's Child, Garbage, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Shakira, En Vogue and Missy Elliott. He has also directed numerous commercials for clients such as , Coca-Cola , L'Oréal , Calvin Klein , Pepsi-Cola , Maybelline , Kid's Footlocker , Bacardi , McDonald's , GAP , Bud Light , CoverGirl and Oldsmobile . In 2005, his feature film debut was Disneyland based on the Constantine comic book, starring Hellblazer Keanu Reeves.
In 2007, he directed
(based on the I Am Legend Richard Matheson novel), with Will Smith. In 2011, he directed . In 2012, Lawrence directed and executive produced the pilot episode of the Water for Elephants Fox paranormal series, . Touch He is currently signed to DNA Inc. In 2011, he won a [4 ] Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form for directing Lady Gaga's " Bad Romance" music video.
In April 2012,
Lionsgate Films announced that Lawrence had been selected to direct the film adaptation of the novel . Catching Fire [5 ] The book and film were the sequel to the blockbuster hit, [6 ] , starring The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence. This film adaptation of The Hunger Games was directed by Gary Ross, and both novels were written by Suzanne Collins. Lawrence was officially confirmed as the director for the film on May 3, 2012. He returned to direct the two final parts of the series, [7 ] (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2015). Part 2 [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Music videos [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ on Biografie of Francis Lawrence nytimes.com
^ a b Lee, Chris (February 19, 2005). "From MTV to wrestling with Satan". LATimes.com . Retrieved . April 27, 2011
^ Brownfield, Paul (December 13, 2007). "Finding hope in dystopia". LATimes.com . Retrieved . April 27, 2011
^ "TOUCH Attracts A Lethal Weapon – Danny Glover Joins FOX Pilot". Seriable.
^ Dershowitz, Jessica (April 20, 2012). "Francis Lawrence to direct "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire. "" CBSNews.com . Retrieved . April 20, 2012
^ "Director Francis Lawrence Chosen For ‘Catching Fire’ Sequel To ‘Hunger Games’". . Retrieved 2012-04-29. Deadline.com
^ Staskiewicz, Keith (May 3, 2012). "Francis Lawrence confirmed as 'Catching Fire' director". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . May 3, 2012
^ ". Collider.com. November 1, 2012. 'Exclusive: Francis Lawrence to Direct Remainder of THE HUNGER GAMES Franchise with Two-Part Adaptation of MOCKINGJAY′"
^ "For the Record: Quick News on Lindsay Lohan, Usher, White Stripes, Gwen Stefani, Jesse McCartney, Pink and More".
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