Guillermo del Toro DGAQ Interview

Beauty and the Beasts

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro has combined his love of strange creatures, ghosts and Gothic horror stories with a deep literary sensibility to create genre films uniquely his own.

Michelle MacLaren
Michelle MacLaren went from doing almost any job on the set to directing some of the most brutal episodes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. For her, the rougher the better.
Saturday Night Fever John Badham John Travolta
Titanic
The kiss on the ship's bow in Titanic gave the film its emotional core. James Cameron explains how he used natural and man-made elements to create the complex scene.
Seith Mann
Seith Mann
Seith Mann’s steady rise in television owes much to his natural talent and his ability to stay calm in the face of obstacles.
Tom Hooper
Hooked on directing at an early age, Tom Hooper used his experience in soaps and the theater to create the intimate details of The King’s Speech and the grand gestures of Les Misérables.

Amy Berg
As the director of the documentary West of Memphis and now her first feature, Every Secret Thing, Amy Berg has learned to observe and let the story unfold.
The Following
As characters drop like flies in the hit TV series The Following, director-producer Marcos Siega and his team create an authentically tense and scary atmosphere. Even the blood is directed.
Seth Gordon
The director of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and Horrible Bosses explains why making documentaries is ideal training for directing comedies.
Richard Shepard
Richard Shepard
For a director, getting an actor to try a radical new look is not always an easy process. Say, Jude Law in mutton chops?
John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes’ work was emotionally raw and intentionally untidy—and continues to influence directors with its passion and purpose.
Paul Feig
Woody Allen’s second film, Take the Money and Run, delighted a young Paul Feig. Even today it defines his sense of what you can get away with in comedy.
Holiday Films
With lost kids, dysfunctional families and too much food, the holidays have always been a perfect backdrop for comedy, drama and even action. Here's how some directors have celebrated the occasion.
Megan Clarken
Megan Clarken, Nielsen executive vice president of global product leadership, talks about the company’s plan to count mobile devices starting with the fall 2014 TV season.
DGA Quarterly
Winter 2014
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