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Howie Deutch (pictured with Lea Thompson)

I was fortunate enough to have been a friend and colleague of John Hughes at his most prolific time. He was responsible for giving me my start as a director, but more importantly, inspired and challenged me to make creative choices that were the hallmark of his writing, truthful, daring, and human. The world of film has lost a giant, but I have lost a mentor and a friend. (Directed "Pretty in Pink," "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "The Great Outdoors.")Alex Berliner / Berliner Studio