paul haggis

Film Academy Expels Cosby and Polanski

May 3, 2018
The decision is the first major one since the organization implemented revised standards of conduct for its members after the expulsion of Harvey Weinstein in October.
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Haggis’ Big Disconnect From Scientology

Feb 8, 2011
Screenwriter and director Paul Haggis' public exit from the Church of Scientology continues with a long exposé in this month's issue of The New Yorker, in which Haggis describes his troubled early years, his initial embrace of L Ron Hubbard's religion and the fallout .

Filmmaker to Spill Scientology Story

Jan 6, 2011
His defection from the Church of Scientology's celebrity coterie was big news in 2009, and now writer and director Paul Haggis is following up with a detailed exploration of his former organization, in the form of a book collaboration with journalist Lawrence Wright.

Top Writer-Director Breaks With Scientology Over Proposition 8

Oct 26, 2009
The Church of Scientology counts several high-profile figures from the world of entertainment among its members -- Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, to name a few -- and they sometimes act as public advocates for their religion. However, one of their own, screenwriter and director Paul Haggis, has very publicly left the fold after taking issue with the church's stance on Proposition 8.