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Darren Aronofsky

Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer known for films like Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream and Noah.

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Mike Binder
Actor/Film Director Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Binder, an award-winning American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, went to Camp Tamakwa in Ontario during the summers of 1966-75.

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Mel Brooks
Comedian/Film Director/Actor Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) attended Camp Sussex in New Jersey as a kid.

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Ethan Coen
Film Director/Producer/Screenwriter Herzl Camp, Wisconsin

Ethan his brother Joel, known as the Coen Brothers, are Academy Award-winning American film directors, screenwriters, producers, and editors. Their films include Blood SimpleFargoThe Big LebowskiO Brother, Where Art Thou?No Country for Old MenBurn After ReadingTrue Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Joel Coen
Film Director/Producer/Screenwriter Herzl Camp, Wisconsin

Joel and his brother Ethan, known as the Coen Brothers, are Academy Award winning American film directors, screenwriters, producers, and editors. Their films include Blood SimpleFargoThe Big LebowskiO Brother, Where Art Thou?No Country for Old MenBurn After ReadingTrue Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Jon Favreau
Actor/Film Director French Woods, New York

Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in RudySwingers (which he also wrote), Very Bad Things, and The Break-Up. His notable directorial efforts include ElfIron ManIron Man 2, and Cowboys & Aliens.

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Scott Goldstein
Writer/Producer/Director Camp Scatico, New York

Goldstein is a writer, producer, and director based in Los Angeles. He has achieved success in broadcast journalism, prime time entertainment, interactive educational & museum exhibits and documentaries. He is the winner of two Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. His credits include Doogie Howser M.D., LA Law and Today Show.

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Shawn Levy

Levy is a Canadian-American director, producer, and actor who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar,Just MarriedCheaper by the DozenThe Pink PantherNight at the MuseumDate Night, and The Internship, as well as the sci-fi sports drama film Real Steel.

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Jon Lucas
Screenwriter/Film Director Camp Becket, Massachusetts

Lucas is an American screenwriter and film director. He is most well known for his collaborative work with Scott Moore, which includes The Hangover and 21 & Over.

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Penny Marshall
Actress/Film Director

Marshall, known for starring in Laverne & Shirley and for directing and producing films and television shows, went to Camp Odetah in Connecticut, Camp Geneva in Lake Como, Pa., and Camp Edgement in Deposit, New York, and worked as a counselor at Camp Diana-Dalmaqua in the Catskills.

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Max Nichols

Nichols is a director and actor, known for Two Night Stand (2014) and Ragtime (1981).

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Zak Penn
Film Director/Screenwriter Camp Scatico, New York

Penn is an American screenwriter and director. Penn wrote and directed Incident at Loch NessThe Grand, and co-wrote the script for X-Men: The Last Stand. With Michael Karnow, Penn is the co-creator of the TV series Alphas on the Syfy network.

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Bob Peterson
Film Director/Screenwriter/Voice Actor

Peterson is an American animator, screenwriter, director and voice actor who works at Pixar Animation Studios. He made his directorial debut on Up, in which he also voiced the character Dug. He was hired by Roger Gould in 1994 and started as an animator for commercials. He then became an animator on Toy Story. He spent several summers working as a camp counselor in Ohio.

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Josh Radnor
Actor, producer, director and screenwriter

Radnor is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Radnor worked as a camp counselor at a day camp when he was in high school.

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Sam Raimi
Film Director/Producer Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Raimi is an American film director, producer, writer and actor, famous for directing the cult horror comedy Evil Dead series, the superhero film Darkman, and the Spider-Man trilogy; his most recent work is 2013’s fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi is also the producer of several successful television series.

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Julian Schnabel
Artist and Filmmaker Camp Roosevelt, New York

Schnabel is an American artist and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his “plate paintings”—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates.

Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem’s breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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David Wain
Film Director/Writer/Comedian Camp Modin, Maine

Wain is an American comedian, writer, actor and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer, the sketch comedy series The State and for producing, directing and writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Wain was a founding member of comedy group Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.

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John Waters

Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.

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Alex Winters
Actor/Film Director Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Winter is an English-born American actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for his role as Bill S. Preston Esq. in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. He is also well known for his role as Marko in the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, and for co-writing, co-directing and starring in the 1993 film Freaked.