This HBO hit has brought the concept of working without a script into the TV mainstream, transforming its creator and star Larry David from the man behind the genius of Seinfeld to the butt of every self-inflicted joke on camera in Curb.

The Art of Collaboration
WGAw president Victoria Riskin shared what she claimed was Hollywood's "big, dark secret." "The truth is that writers and directors sometimes get along, and even collaborate very well."

Many cinematographers said it was impossible to film multi-camera before a live audience. It just couldn't be done. But that was not a phrase in Desi Arnaz' vocabulary.
The business of trying to make people laugh, whether the medium be theatrical film, television sitcom or TV commercial, is surely no joke. It makes undergoing root canal work seem positively light and breezy by comparison.

Champlin on Chaplin
In Chaplin's last film, A Countess From Hong Kong, he plays a steward in a scene which borders on self-effacement. Entering a room with his tray of drinks, he seems to stumble, but recovers with a grace that is charming to watch.
On May 12, the Eastern AD/SM/PA Council held a reception and presented a plaque to DGA Second Vice President Larry Auerbach to commemorate his many years of dedicated service to their category.
Chen Kaige
On May 12, the Eastern AD/SM/PA Council held a reception and presented a plaque to DGA Second Vice President Larry Auerbach to commemorate his many years of dedicated service to their category.
More than 200 filmmakers and industry leaders showed their support for both the Tribeca Film Festival and the DGA at the kickoff breakfast of the Second Tribeca Film Festival in New York on May 7.
Any director will tell you that they depend on professional relationships in order to translate their vision to the screen. On May 5, the DGA hosted a conference between experienced professionals from both fields in its New York office.
Neil LaBute
More than 120 independent filmmakers packed the DGA atrium in late April for a screening of IDC member Neil LaBute's new film, The Shape of Things, followed by a Q&A moderated by Michael Apted.
The French Connection
On April 15 the Independent Directors Committee's "Under the Influence" series screened The French Connection followed by a Q&A with director William Friedkin moderated by Rod Lurie.
DGA Magazine
July 2003
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