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Profile:Michael Phillips /Producer/Oscar Winner/Taxi Driver

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Michael Phillips has been producing films and television in Hollywood since 1971.  His films have garnered 23 Academy Award nominations, winning him a best picture Oscar for The Sting, a Palme d’Or Prize for best film for Taxi Driver, and Italy’s David di Donatello award for best picture for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in History in 1965 and from NYU Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1968.  He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1969. Phillips serves as a Trustee Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, and he has taught classes there on Cinema of the 70’s, Science Fiction in cinema, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and is currently teaching a course called  How I Got My Movie Made featuring filmmaking and business perspectives from today’s world. Credits: The Sting, Taxi Driver, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind to name but a few. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film