RICHARD CURTIS This is Richard Curtis, one of the leading romantic comedy writers in Britain. His resume includes: Love Actually Four Weddings and a Funeral Notting Hill He notes in an interview that he likes ‘a lot of plots’ within a film – which is why Love Actually has so many characters, all in some way connected. His use of British actors, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth.
NANCY MEYERS Nancy Meyers is one of the most successful female American director, recently winning an Oscar for her film: It’s Complicated. Other than It’s Complicated, she has written and produced: The Holiday Something’s Gotta Give She has always had some aspects of romance in all of her films, going back to The Parent Trap in 1998. The Holiday (2008) was another of Meyer’s successes, featuring big name actors, it grossed $63 million at the box office. She is the highest grossing female director. In 2009 she was considered to be the most powerful female director
GARY MARSHALL Gary Marshall has directed many romantic-comedy films, including: Valentine’s Day Runaway Bride The Princess Diaries The Princess Diaries 2 Pretty Woman He has not only focused on romantic-comedies,throughout his film career he has directed manyfilms in many genres.
Valentine’s Day Interviewhttp://www.indielondon.co.uk/Film-Review/valentine-s-day-garry-marshall-interview