Why filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh use pseudonyms.

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Jan. 2 2007 3:24 PM

What's in a Name?

Why filmmakers use pseudonyms.

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Corrections, March 5, 2010: This article originally referred to Ian McLellan Hunter as Ian McCullen Hunter. It also stated that Robert Rich accepted an Oscar on Trumbo's behalf in 1957. In fact, that award went unclaimed for a number of years. (Return to the corrected paragraph.)

Gabriel Snyder covers the film industry for Variety in Los Angeles.