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Thomas Ince

Began his film career as an actor with Biograph Studios before moving into directing, particularly westerns, at Independent Motion Pictures Company. Initiated the process of creating a shooting schedule that allowed multiple scenes to be filmed simultaneously by several crews, an innovation that led him to be considered the originator of the Hollywood assembly-line studio system. While with the New York Motion Picture Company, built his own vast studio, called Inceville, delegating directorial duties to up-and-comers like Francis Ford, Jack Conway, Frank Borzage and William S. Hart. In 1915, formed the Triangle Film Corporation with D. W. Griffith and Mack Sennett; built another new studio in Culver City, CA. Most famous production was the 1916 anti-war film Civilization. In 1919, established Associated Producers Inc., expanding his output to adaptations of novels and plays, such as Anna Christie (1923). Died in 1924 after suddenly taking ill on the yacht of William Randolph Hearst, leading to unfounded Hollywood rumors of foul play.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Civil War Films of the Silent Era
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Soul of the Beast
  • Producer
1923
No Score Yet Lorna Doone
  • Producer
1922
No Score Yet False Faces
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet The Busher
  • Producer
1919
No Score Yet The Captive God
  • Producer
1916
No Score Yet Civilization
  • Director
  • Producer
1916
No Score Yet Hell's Hinges
  • Producer
1916
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers
  • Director
1916
No Score Yet The Return of Draw Egan
  • Producer
1916
No Score Yet On the Night Stage
  • Producer
1915
No Score Yet The Coward
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1915
No Score Yet The Italian
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1915
No Score Yet The Disciple
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1915
No Score Yet Fugitive
  • Producer
1915
No Score Yet The Typhoon
  • Producer
1914
No Score Yet The Bargain
  • Screenwriter
1914
No Score Yet The Invaders
  • Director
  • Producer
1912

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