Kagan

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Jeremy Kagan

23 interview(s)

Jeremy Kagan is a director, writer, and producer of feature films and television. His credits include the box-office hits Heroes, The Big Fix and The Chosen (winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Paris Film Festival and the Grand Prix des Ameriques and Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Montreal Film Festival). The Journey of Natty Gann was the first U.S. film to win a Gold Prize at the Moscow Film Festival. Other directing credits include Katherine; Courage; Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (winner of the CableACE Award for Best Dramatic Special); Descending Angel; Roswell: The UFO Coverup, which he produced and directed and was nominated for a Golden Globe; and Color of Justice.

In 1996, an episode he directed for Chicago Hope won an Emmy for Outstanding Direction for a Dramatic Series. One of his segments of Picket Fences was listed by television critics among the Top Hundred Television Episodes. His recent work includes an episode of Steven Spielberg's Emmy-winning anthology, Taken and numerous episodes of such hit series as The Guardian and The West Wing. His Bobbie's Girl was the highest rated film on Showtime in 2003 and his movie Crown Heights, which he produced and directed, won the Humanitas Prize and was nominated for a DGA Award in 2004. His most recent work includes the independent feature film, Golda's Balcony starring Valerie Harper, and the ten-part series The Freedom Files for Court TV.

Jeremy Kagan chairs the DGA’s Special Projects Committee and has served on the National Board of the DGA. He is the author of the book, Directors Close Up, based on the popular annual symposium he conducts with the nominees for the DGA Award in feature film directing. In 2004, Kagan received the Guild's Robert B. Aldrich Award for Extraordinary Service to the Guild.

Avildsen Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
August 22, 2007
John Badham Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
March 23, 2005
Richard Benjamin Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
February 17, 2011
Davis Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
March 27, 2009
DeToth Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
June 28, 2000
Mike Figgis interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
May 27, 2014
JohnsonInterview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
May 23, 2006
Irvin Kershner Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
December 14, 2001
John Landis
by  Jeremy  Kagan
June 11, 2013
John Madden interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
June 13, 2014
Paul Mazursky interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
April 10, 2003
Peter Medak Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
March 28, 2007
Pierson Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
February 10, 2009
Post Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
October 30, 2001
John Rich Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
April 16, 2002
Ritchie Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
November 22, 2000
Mark Rydell Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
August 12, 2003
Sandrich Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
January 14, 2005
Sargent Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
August 31, 2004
Haskell Wexler Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
November 01, 2001
DGA Visual History Robert Wise
by  Jeremy  Kagan
November 13, 2000
Young Interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
February 11, 2005
Jerry Zucker interview
by  Jeremy  Kagan
October 09, 2013