Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is director Martin Scorsese, whose film, “A Letter to Elia,” was recently featured on PBS.
Company: World Cinema Foundation
What Made Him Haute: Critics and film scholars have called him the greatest living American director, several of his movies occupy spots on the AFI’s list of greatest movies, he finally got that Oscar for 2007’s The Departed, and, thankfully, there are no signs of him slowing down.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Growing up, Scorsese always admired director Elia Kazan’s award-winning film, “On the Waterfront,” starring Marlon Brando. Now, Scorsese has co-written and directed with Kent Jones and documentary, “A Letter to Elia,” that recently screened on PBS’ “American Masters.” A DVD collection set will be release on Nov. 9 by Fox including the documentary.
Scorsese’s film “The Age of Innocence” will also be featured in a new book that celebrates production design on films and trendsetting movements. The book, called “In Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction,” will include memorable moments in film history such as “The Graduate” and Avatar’s “Pandora.” Singer and television show host Charlotte Church recently announced her desire to be in Scorsese film, according to Radio Times.