Ted Kotcheff tells boisterous and insightful stories from his 60-year directing career beginning in live television drama, and including classic feature films like First Blood and North Dallas Forty, as well as 12 years executive producing Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
The DGA remembers film and television director Richard Bare, member for 70 years -- winner of the DGA Award in 1958 for Outstanding Achievement in Television Direction and director of nearly every episode of Green Acres' six season run.
Bill Duke discusses his directorial career and working with Ossie Davis, Laurence Fishburne and Forest Whitaker in films such as Deep Cover, A Rage in Harlem, Hoodlum, and Deacons for Defense. He also discusses changes in the film industry and the DGA’s role in fostering diversity in Hollywood.
Director Randa Haines (Children of a Lesser God, The Ron Clark Story) discusses her career in feature films and movies for television, sharing, among other highlights, how she selected Marlee Matlin from a background role and directed her to an Oscar-winning performance.
Norman Jewison shares stories from his more than forty-year career beginning as a live television director before transitioning to direct genre-bending feature films that entertained and challenged audiences, such as The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming, In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, and Moonstruck.
Veteran sitcom and pilot director and producer James Burrows (Cheers, Frasier, Taxi) discusses his vast, critically acclaimed and award-winning career directing some of the most iconic series from the 1970s to the present day.
Director John Landis recounts his journey through the film business, starting as an 18-year-old mail boy at 20th Century Fox to directing blockbuster comedies like National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and Coming To America.
Assistant Director Yudi Bennett shares stories from her extensive career from the early beginnings of the DGA’s Assistant Director Training Program in New York, to the sets of award-winning feature films and television movies.
Veteran Associate Director Vince DeDario discusses his 40-plus year career working for ABC Sports, highlighting notable assignments including six Winter and Summer Olympics games, Monday Night Football, and Wide World of Sports.
Robert Butler discusses his career as a director on television shows such as Batman (1966) and Hill Street Blues (1981). Butler discusses his participation in the Guild and offers his insights and philosophy on the craft of directing.
The DGA remembers film and television director Walter Grauman (633 Squadron, Lady in a Cage, Murder She Wrote).
Arthur Hiller discusses his long career directing films such as Love Story (1970) and The Hospital (1971), and television hits including Naked City and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, as well as his many years as a leader of the Directors Guild of America.
Director Steve James recounts career highlights including the groundbreaking documentary Hoop Dreams and the six-year-long process to make the film, which led to directing narrative films like Prefontaine and critically-acclaimed documentaries like The Interrupters and Life Itself.
Veteran film and movies-for-television director Joseph Sargent (Something the Lord Made, Warm Springs, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three) discusses his long directorial career and shares his working philosophy from both on and off the set.