Newswire: R.I.P. Still Alice director Richard Glatzer

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, best known for co-writing and co-directing Still Alice, has died from complications related to ALS. He was 63.

Before he started working in the entertainment industry, Glatzer earned a PhD in English from the University Of Virginia, where—according to Variety—he befriended legendary It’s A Wonderful Life director Frank Capra, who eventually inspired him to go to Los Angeles and start working in television. Once there, he wrote and produced shows Divorce Court, Road Rules, and America’s Next Top Model. Though they weren’t exactly the sort of shows one would normally associate with a guy who has a doctorate in anything, his experience on reality shows drove him to make his first feature film, Grief, which was about a writer for a bad TV show whose partner dies.

In the early ‘90s, Glatzer met his future husband, Wash Westmoreland. They would go on …

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