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Director Dereck Magyar on His Life, His Movie and Helping People By Rita Cook R ecently directing his first Feature, Award Winning Actor, Derek Magyar’s “Flying Lessons” stars the likes of Cary Elwes, Maggie Grace, Hal Holbrook, Christine Lahti and Jonathan Tucker. Derek's new movie "Flying Lessons" received rave reviews at Santa Barbara's International Film Festival. The film is about a 25-year-old girl named Sophie Conway (Maggie Grace) returning home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient. There is even an Oscar buzz about Emmy-winning actor Hal Holbrook's performance as a man who suffers from Alzheimers. 24 A DISTINCTIVE STYLE . COM Derek is also staying busy prepping his next feature film, “The Secrets we Share” with producers Chris Carter (The X-Files) and Mark Johnson (The Chronicles of Narnia), which is set to begin principal photography in March of 2011. And as if he is not busy enough, he is also going back to his Alma Mater Cal Arts to di- rect their upcoming theatrical production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Known for his leading role as “X” in the Indie favorite, “Boy Cul- ture” Magyar received two film festival awards for “Best Actor” for his outstanding performance. He also has a leading role in the much-anticipated Chris Carter ‘covert operation,’ “Fence- walker.”

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