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Len Wiseman

Len Wiseman's experience in the film industry began in the art department on the blockbuster hits Godzilla, Stargate, Men In Black and Independence Day. With his natural visual flair and eye for design, he was soon behind the lens directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel and Activision, which quickly lead to a career in music videos. A host of award nominations followed, including Best Art Direction at the 2002 MTV Video Awards(tm) for Quarashi's Stick 'Em Up and Best Director at the 2002 MVPA Awards for the Rufus Wainwright video Across the Universe. In addition, Wiseman has directed groundbreaking music videos for Megadeath, En Vogue, Static X, Paul Oakenfold and Brooke Allison.

With his distinctive style and growing reputation, Wiseman came to the attention of Skip Williamson, President of Lakeshore Records, who saw Wiseman at work and made the push for him to direct his first feature film Underworld.

Wiseman and writer Danny McBride met through their agent, Nick Reed, at ICM. The two hit it off upon discovering they had a common love and knowledge of genre films. The screenplay for Underworld was so well received that Wiseman and McBride were able to set up another project, tentatively called Black Chapter, with Antoine Fuqua attached to produce for Disney. Wiseman went on to direct Underworld: Evolution.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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