Catherine Hardwicke: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Catherine Hardwicke

Visionary Director

Twilight: The Director's Notebook is an intimate look at the creative process of visionary director Catherine Hardwicke while making Summit Entertainment's Twilight. Designed to replicate the director's own personal notebook that she kept on set, readers will discover the inside secrets on casting, location scouting and wardrobe to storyboard sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, personal notes about Catherine's favorite scenes and much more.

"With this book, I tried to show fans and aspiring filmmakers some of the process that the crew and I went through filming Twilight. My challenge was to translate Stephenie's powerful book and make you feel what she makes you feel when you read her words."

The movie version of Twilight has grossed over $340 million worldwide since its release on November 21, 2008. The movie debuted at #1 at the box office with $70 million in gross ticket sales, making it the highest debut ever for a female director.

Catherine Hardwicke trained as an architect at the University of Texas, and started in film as a production designer. She designed over 20 films, including Tombstone, Tank Girl, Three Kings and Vanilla Sky. Hardwicke's debut as a feature film co-writer and director was the Sundance award winning Thirteen. Made for under $2 million dollars, it garnered an Academy Award nomination for Holly Hunter. She has since directed Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story and most recently, Twilight.

At the podium, Hardwicke explores why she chose to move from production design to directing; how she chooses a film project, from the script to other factors; and the director's role in bringing a mega-bestseller to the big screen.

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  • Twilight: The Director's Notebook
  • Choosing a Film Project: Beyond the Script
  • Bringing a Best-Seller to the Big Screen

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