The Professional

Ron Howard

Ron Howard grew up working in the business but he may be the least jaded man in Hollywood. After directing 20 movies in almost every genre and winning two DGA Awards, he still hasn’t lost his youthful enthusiasm for telling stories.

Directors and DPs
When the collaboration between directors and DPs is clicking, there is almost a non-verbal communication. We checked in with a few longstanding teams to see what makes them work.
Activist Documentaries
With the decline of investigative journalism on TV and in newspapers, social activist documentarians are filling the holes. It's not always glamorous but getting the story has its own rewards.
Paul Feig
The director of The Office and Arrested Development offers some helpful hints that may improve your life on the set. First of all, dress ofor the occasion.
Miguel Arteta
Making quirky comedies with Sad-Sack heroes like Chuck & Buck and Youth in Revolt, Miguel Arteta has learned to trust in his own goofy instincts.
The Piracy Problem
Digital theft poses the most serious threat to the livelihood of Guild members. This primer explains why.
The Piracy Problem
The author of The Cult of the Amateur refutes the notion that all creative work on the Internet should be free, and urges the film industry to aggressively combat digital theft.
Costa-Gavras
With films like Z and Missing, Costa-Gavras almost single-handedly invented the modern political thriller and influenced a generation of directors.
Rob Zombie
Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange entranced rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie when he was a kid. Taking another look, he stil sees a film that's like no other.
Singin' in the Rain
Fifty-seven years after it was made, Singin' in the Rain remains the high-water mark of American musicals. Stanley Donen remembers shooting the iconic sequence where Gene Kelly blissfully ignores the weather.
Previsualization Technology
Previsualization is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for directors on large-scale films. But could it also benefit indie directors?
Locations for Law & Order
UPMs and location managers cover the waterfront—and every other part of New York City—to find unique sites for the three long-running Law & Order series. The trick is keeping it fresh and not tripping over each other.
DGA Quarterly
Fall 2009
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