When he directed High School Musical, Kenny Ortega had no idea it was going to turn into a preteen phenomenon. Working on the sequel, he tried to capture the same energy.
Guillermo del Toro loves to assemble the pieces of a film to see how they fit. For Pan's Labyrinth, he created a child's magical world side-by-side with the horrors of war.
In the towering TV series True Detective and in his features, Cary Fukunaga researches like crazy so that once he gets to the set he can really let fly.
When opportunity knocked, Gail Mancuso walked through the door, and she’s been directing hit comedies like Roseanne, Friends, and Dharma & Greg ever since. With her recent Emmy for Modern Family, she became the first female director to win twice for comedy direction.
Richard Linklater has always been fascinated by showing how lives change over a long period. In Boyhood, his latest and most ambitious film, he cast a young boy and watched him grow up—for 12 years.
After the early success of Barbershop and Fantastic Four, Tim Story has experienced the ups and down of a director’s life. Now with Ride Along and Think Like a Man Too, his career is on the rebound.