Roman Coppola

Film Industry Role: Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer

Nationality: North-American

Major Works: "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012) and "Isle of Dogs" (2018)

Major Awards and Nominations: Oscar and BAFTA nominee for Best Writting and Original Screenplay for "Moonrise Kingdom", shared with Wes Anderson (2013)

Roman Coppola grew up in the world of filmmaking, and has developed his directing skills by working in multiple capacities – from sound recordist to cinematographer, from writer and producer, to inventor.

He began his directing career with visual effects direction and second-unit direction on Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" (1992). Then came his first feature film, "C.Q." (2001), that world-premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival and was well-received critically.

He then continued to lend his talents as second-unit director to, among other films, Sofia Coppola’s "Lost in Translation" (2003) and "Marie Antoinette" (2006); and Wes Anderson’s "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004).

His most recent feature as director and writer was "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (2012), starring Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman.

Roman Coppola was an Academy Award nominee, Writers Guild of America Award nominee, and BAFTA Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay category as co-writer, with director Wes Anderson, for "Moonrise Kingdom". The film received accolades including the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature, and their screenplay was honored by several critics’ groups.

He is also the founder and owner of The Directors Bureau (TDB), an award-winning production company, and the president of the pioneering San Francisco-based film company, American Zoetrope.

As an executive producer of Amazon’s hit series "Mozart in the Jungle", Coppola shared with his colleagues from the program a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series [Comedy or Musical].

As a co-writer, his latest work was on Wes’ new film "Isle of Dogs", which premiered in March 2018.

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