John Skipper Woods, known best by the abbreviated name Skip Woods, is a film director, screenwriter and producer based in Hollywood. The American National has been working in the movie business for eighteen years now and during this time has been involved in some notable films including the movie versions of the video game series Hitman.

The first film he worked on was Thursday, a multi-genre film that encased elements of the thriller as well as some black comedy in it. Woods worked on the film as screenwriter, director as well as a co-producer. The film was given mixed reviews by critics, but it did win the Special Jury Prize at the 1999 Cognac Film Festival.

His next efforts came in the 2001 action film Swordfish where he worked as a writer as well as co-producer. The film was a star-studded affair, starring the likes of John Travolta, Halle Berry, and Hugh Jackman. Despite that, the film didn't do good numbers at the box office and was generally panned by critics. John Travolta's role ended up earning him a Razzie nomination for Worst Actor that year.

His next work was done in the 4th installment of the Die Hard series simply titled Die Hard 4, where he served as a screenwriter and also did some work on the movie dialogues. Die Hard 4 was well received by critics and also did very good business at the box office grossing nearly $384 million in worldwide collections.

Woods then worked on the movie Hitman, a film adapted from the video game series of the same name which revolves around a professional hitman. The movie did decent business and grossed more than four times its original budget, even if it was given the proverbial thumbs down from critics. A sequel to this film titled Hitman: Agent 47 was released in 2015.

He has also done screenwriting for other successful movies. He was a member of the group that brought X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the big screen. It did gangbuster business worldwide even though critics saw no saving grace in the movie except for Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine.

He was also the screenwriter for the film The A-Team, which had a star-studded cast that included Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Jessica Biel. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, mostly due to the storyline being fairly predictable, it did good numbers worldwide and upon release was generally considered a success by many.

Rebecca Yeldham English Actress

Rebecca Yeldham

Rebecca Yeldham is an English film producer and director. She was born on the 9th of September 1967 in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. In 1989, she moved to the USA to pursue B.A. in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has been the Sundance Film Festival’s Senior Film Programmer and the Associate Director of International Programs (Sundance Institute). From the year 1996 to 2000, her job was to select movies for the festival and create initiatives worldwide to support the emerging film writers, producers, and directors. Rebecca had managed FilmFour ( an arm of Channel Four in the UK) in its production office in the US for many years. After supervising the development and production, she worked with top directors like Alison Maclean, Todd Haynes, David Siegel, Walter Salles and Scott McGeehee. While in FilmFour, Rebecca developed Tishomingo Blues, which is based on Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name. Don Cheadle was supposed to helm the film, but in the year 2007, the said project failed to materialize. In the year 2003, she partnered with Bill Horberg (producer) on his Wonderland Films. Their production venture includes an adaptation of the acclaimed novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. In 2004, she collaborated with Walter Salles in the biopic film about Ernesto Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries and co-produced the Brazilian film, Linha de Passe in 2008. In the same year, she has worked with the debutante, Sacha Gervasi, in the documentary film, ‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil’, which is based on the story of the Canadian heavy metal band called Anvil. Rebecca and Walter Salles had their reunion in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in the year 2012. In 2015, she co-produced the American-Australian psychological thriller film, The Gift, which marks the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton. In 2009, when Richard Radon resigned, Rebecca took the spot and became the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Before this, she has served the executive board of the Film Independent. Rebecca is married to Curtis Hanson, an American screenwriter, producer, and director and they have one son. She received the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming for her work in Anvil! The Story of Anvil and earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language for The Kite Runner in 2007.

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