Behind the Scenes

MARC NORMAN (writer/producer) is an Academy Award winning writer/producer and the co-screenwriter/producer of Shakespeare In Love, released by Miramax Films in December of 1998. The film was ultimately nominated for 13 Oscars and received a total of seven, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, for which Norman also received an Oscar as a producer.

Born and raised in Hollywood, Norman is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received his masters degree in English Literature and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society. Following graduation, Norman spent most of his free time writing poetry, short stories, and, ultimately, three novels.

After a stint in advertising, he started his entertainment career at Universal Studios working in the mail room. He subsequently worked for Leonard Stern, the producer of Get Smart. Stern encouraged him to move to New York City, where he worked for David Susskind and Daniel Melnick.

Returning to Los Angeles, he wrote a screenplay, The Challenge, which was turned into one of the first ABC Movies of the Week. He continued writing movies for television before selling his original screenplay, Oklahoma Crude, to Columbia for Stanley Kramer to direct for the big screen.

In recent years, he has transferred his love of speed from airplanes to hot rods, and is currently developing his homage to the early years of that sport, a feature script entitled Lakesters. He has also published three novels, including Fools Errand and Oklahoma Crude.

In addition to the two Oscars, Shakespeare In Love has also earned Norman two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award, a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and best screenplay awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Chicago Film Critics Association.

MARK HANAUER (photographer) A native Californian, Mark Hanauer photographs people anywhere and everywhere. His passion for photographing people developed in his childhood while hanging around LAX just watching travelers.

Influenced by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Ralph Gibson, Mark learned that in and between every moment there is a visual story to be told.

With a client list including Fox Studios, Paramount, Nike, Warner Music and Quicksilver Entertainment, Mark enjoys the challenge of each assignment.

He is currently working on a gallery showing of his fine art work due this fall, which includes artist portraits, landscapes and nudes.

Photo Credits
All photo credits are Mark Hanauer except for I.A.L & Billy Wilder (photo courtesy of I.A.L. Diamond estate), William Goldman (Terry O'Neill) and Paddy Chayefsky (© Bettmann/CORBIS)