Hollywood director to lecture in Vietnam

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Hollywood director Michael Toshiyuki Uno. PHOTO COURTESY OF SIFS

Michael Toshiyuki Uno, a Japanese-American director in the Hollywood industry, will lecture to Vietnamese filmmakers in Ho Chi Minh City January 8 and 9.

The two-day lecture course is organized by the Saigon International Film School (SIFS) to provide basic knowledge and skills in directing, scriptwriting and filming.

Born and raised in the US, Uno is known for directing television shows including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, China Beach, The Outsiders, Early Edition, Dawson's Creek and An Old Ghost Walks The Earth.

He has also directed the films "The Silence", "The Wash", and "Dangerous Intentions" and was nominated with Joseph Benson for an Academy Award for Live Action Short Film in 1982 for "The Silence".

Uno is a founding member of the Independent Directors Committee of the Directors Guild of America and now works as lecturer at the Directing Department at the University of Southern California in the US.

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