Howard Kazanjian is an accomplished film and television producer and entertainment executive. Kazanjian has produced several blockbuster films including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. During his seven years as Vice President of Production at Lucasfilm Ltd., Kazanjian also oversaw the production of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Throughout his 40-plus years in the film industry, Kazanjian has been privileged to work with some of cinema's finest directors. Kazanjian advanced his craft on many films as an Assistant Director and Producer working closely with legendary filmmakers such as: Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Robert Wise, Joshua Logan, Elia Kazan, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas.
Kazanjian's films have garnered more than a dozen Oscar nominations and have won ten Oscars. He also won an Emmy for a TV documentary. Kazanjian has coauthored 12 books with writer Chris Enss.
Chris Enss is a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about women of the Old West for more than 20 years. She has penned more than 40 published books on the subject. Her work has been honored with five Will Rogers Medallion Awards, two Elmer Kelton Book Awards, an Oklahoma Center for the Book Award, and was a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist. Her book The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency has been optioned by NBC and is currently in development to become a television series. Enss's most recent works include According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday and No Place for a Woman: The Struggle for Suffrage in the Old West.