A film historian and former international publishing director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.
British costume designer for film opera and theatre, most famous for her work on the films of Derek Jarman, Neil Jordan, Todd Haynes and Martin Scorsese. She was nominated for the Academy Award nine times and won in 1999 for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, in 2005 for THE AVIATOR and in 2010 for THE YOUNG VICTORIA. She also worked on Scorsese‘s HUGO CABRET.