PGA EAST TURNS 1000 M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN JOINS THE PGA EAST AND BECOMES ITS 1000TH MEMBER
Screenwriter, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan has captured the attention of audiences around the world for almost two decades and is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.
Shyamalan became interested in making films at a young age and completed several short films before he finished high school. During his final year in college at NYU, Shyamalan wrote, directed, produced, and starred in "Praying with Anger," a semiautobiographical screenplay about a student from the U.S. who goes to India and finds himself a stranger in his homeland. This film later screened at the Toronto International film Festival.
In the years that followed, Shyamalan wrote "Stuart Little" for Columbia Pictures and completed his first main stream film, "Wide Awake." In 1999, "The Sixth Sense" catapulted Shyamalan into stardom and he became one of the most sought after young filmmakers in Hollywood. One of the highest grossing films of all time, "The Sixth Sense" received a total of six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Shyamalan has released a number of widely successful box office hits such as "Unbreakable," "Signs," "The Village," "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening." His most recent film "The Last Airbender," was an adaptation of the Nickelodeon series and Shyamalan's first foray into family entertainment and met with huge success worldwide.
In 2009, Shyamalan struck a deal with Media Rights Capital to produce a series of supernatural thrillers under the banner "The Night Chronicles." The series began with the film "Devil" that opened on September 17, 2010 and will continue with the thriller "Reincarnate." He is also beginning production on a new film at Columbia Pictures that finds him collaborating with Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment. Shyamalan's production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, is located near Philadelphia where the majority of his films take place.