Ross Katz (Director, Writer, Executive Producer) is a two-time Academy Award® nominee for producing and has now taken on the role of writer and director with Taking Chance, his first feature film. As a producer, Katz received Best Picture Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominations and won Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards for Sofia Coppola's 'Lost in Translation.' He also garnered Best Picture Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for Todd Field's 'In the Bedroom,' which premiered at Sundance. Previously, Katz earned an Emmy® nomination as an executive producer of HBO Films' 'The Laramie Project.' Katz also produced Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette.' His first feature as producer was Jim Fall's 'Trick.' One of Katz's upcoming projects as writer and director is 'Amateur American,' based on the political thriller by J. Elmore Saunders, and produced by A Likely Story.