Jodie Foster

The Honest Truth

In her 50-year career as an actor, Jodie Foster has learned a few things about leadership. As the director of three features, episodic TV, and the upcoming Money Monster, she doesn’t tell cast and crew what they want to hear—she tells them the truth.

U2
As the technology emerges and becomes more affordable, directors are venturing into virtual reality as a new way of storytelling—with the viewer in the middle
Roots
Although Roots was a massive hit and cultural milestone when it was first broadcast in 1977, the saga of an African-American family from slavery to modern times was ready for a more contemporary treatment by a new generation of directors.
Niki Caro
Niki Caro’s films—from Whale Rider to the upcoming Nazi-era drama The Zookeeper’s Wife have dealt with strong women testing their courage and strength. She should know.
The Godfather
As the DGA celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, we decided to poll our members to see what they consider the 80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the Guild's founding in 1936.
Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
With Whiplash and the upcoming throwback musical La La Land, film-savvy director Damien Chazelle is exploring the intersection of real life and cinematic life.
Saturday Night Fever John Badham John Travolta
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
For the introduction of Johnny Depp’s iconic character, director Gore Verbinski created a surrealistic playground. Here’s how he did it.
Tricia Brock
Tricia Brock’s directing career got off to a slow start, but once she knew what she wanted to do, she pursued it fiercely—on network, cable, and now, the Internet.
Susanne Daniels
Susanne Daniels
YouTube Global Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels is developing new programming for subscribers. Will the famously free service now challenge other SVOD platforms?
Screening Room
Richard Linklater
Early in his career, Richard Linklater was inspired by the sweeping style, conflicted characters, and unabashed emotion of Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running.
Photo Essay
From Méliès to Spielberg, directors have long wondered what life would look like in the future. With the help of production and costume design, here’s how directors visualized the shape of things to come.
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