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James Ivory    

Director, Producer & Screenwriter Known for "Call Me By Your Name"

James Ivory is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. For many years he worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his domestic as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions, whose films have won six Academy Awards; Ivory himself has been nominated for four Oscars.

For his work on Call Me by Your Name (2017), which he wrote and produced, Ivory won awards from the Academy Awards, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Writers Guild of America, the Critics' Choice Awards, and the Scripter Awards, among others. Upon winning the Oscar and BAFTA at the age of 89, Ivory became the oldest-ever winner in any category for both award shows.



James Ivory on His Film Legacy and Adapting 'Call Me by Your Name'

At 89, James Ivory isn't done yet. The American filmmaker, whose collaboration with producer Ismail Merchant (and their longtime screenwriter, the late Ruth Prawer Jhabvala) made Merchant Ivory a byword for classy cinema in the mid- 1980s and early '90s, has staged a dramatic late-career comeback with Call Me by Your ...

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