Peter Cowie (UK) is one of the most respected international writers on film, having in 1963 founded the annual survey of world cinema, the International Film Guide, which he has edited for over 40 years. As an author, he has published many influential books on cinema, including biographies of Louise Brooks and Francis Ford Coppola. In 2007, he was the co-editor of Projections: The Euro-pean Film Academy, which included interviews with some 40 European directors, actors, technicians, and producers, and he is a contributing editor to The Ingmar Bergman Archives, published by Taschen this year. In 1989, Cowie joined Variety and served as the trade paper's International Publishing Direc-tor from 1993 to 2000. He now serves as a special consultant to the Berlinale and the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 1989, Cowie was decorated by the King Carl Gustaf of Sweden with the Royal Order of the Polar Star for his services to Swedish culture.