WIM WENDERS (Director) established himself as one of the leading
talents to emerge from the young, talented German filmmakers of the 1970s
and went on to become a highly-regarded and influential talent in the cinema
of the 1980s and 1990s. His haunting drama Paris, Texas, starring Harry
Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski, won the 1984 Palm d'Or at Cannes. He
subsequently won the Cannes Best Director Prize in 1987 for his stark, wistful
Wings of Desire, starring Bruno Ganz as an angel who travels though Berlin
and decides to rejoin the human race. He followed that film with Until the
End of the World, a futuristic, cross-continental romance, starring William
Hurt. In 1993, he directed the feature Faraway, So Close, a follow up to
Wings of Desire, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.
Wenders' first American feature was Hammett, a tumultuous project produced
under Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. He documented the troubled
film in his own feature, The State of Things. Other films which he directed
and wrote include Summer in the City (Dedicated to the Kinks), which he
also produced and in which he appeared; The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty
Kick; The Scarlet Letter; Alice in the Cities; Kings of the Road, which
he also produced; The American Friend; Lightening Over Water; and Chambre
666, in which he acted. In addition, he directed The Wrong Move, produced
The Left-Handed Woman and associate produced Radio On.
Wenders recently collaborated with singer-songwriter Bono and screenwriter
Nicholas Klein on two screenplays, The Million Dollar Hotel and The Billion
NICHOLAS KLEIN (Screenwriter) began his career as a playwright while
attending New York University Film School. He soon segued into writing screenplays,
first for producer Elliot Kastner at London's Pinewood Studios, for whom
he wrote two espionage stories, Someone Else and Blockbuster, based on the
Other screenwriting credits include a genetic engineering thriller called
Elixir; Delta of Venus, based on the life and work of Anais Nin and directed
by Zalman King; the action-adventure Ice Rider; and the romantic comedy
One Last Thing.
Klein has also written for such television series as "MacGyver"
and "Friday Night Mystery Series." Over the last five years, Klein
has collaborated with singer-songwriter Bono, with whom he developed the
story for the script The Million Dollar Hotel. Klein subsequently divided
the project into two movies, the other entitled The Billion Dollar Hotel,
in collaboration with Wim Wenders.
In addition to writing movies, Klein has penned songs with various partners,
including "The Business of Love," for the Jim Carrey comedy hit
The Mask. He has also assembled touring stage shows, such as "A Chorus
Line" and a revival of "West Side Story."
DEEPAK NAYAR (Producer) produced David Lynch's latest feature Lost
Highway. He had also collaborated with Lynch as a producer on the HBO anthology
"Hotel Room" and the ABC series "On the Air."
Nayar has also produced several features for the acclaimed Merchant-Ivory
filmmaking team, including The Perfect Murder, Heat & Dust and The Deceivers.
His other credits include the mesmerizing Fox special "White Dwarf,"
for Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope; the CBS series "Second
Chances" and "Hotel Malibu."
Nayar began his career in his native India, where he produced such features
as Turn Laut Aao and Gharonda, both for Climb Films.