Robert Markowitz

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Robert Markowitz

11 interview(s)

Robert Markowitz got his start as a journalist, first as a reporter for the Associated Press, then as a documentary filmmaker. His first documentary, Face of Genius (1967), about the playwright Eugene O'Neill, won an Emmy and was nominated for an Oscar.

Markowitz made the transition to dramatic films producing the docudrama Song of Myself (1976), about the poet Walt Whitman; and directing and producing With All Deliberate Speed (1976), about the Supreme Court and the desegregation of Southern schools, The 34th Star (1974), about the early history of Kansas. Since 1976, when he began direct movies for television he has directed over 30 films, including The Deadliest Season (1977); A Long Way Home (1981); The Wall (1982); Kojak: The Belarus Files (1985); Decoration Day (1990); Too Young to Die (1990), Afterburn (1992); David (1997) and Avenger (2006).

Decoration Day (1990) won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Movie and Best Actor, and was nominated for six Emmys, including Best Director. Afterburn was nominated for three Emmys and CableAce Awards in five categories in 1992, including Best Picture and Best Director. In 1996, he was nominated for a DGA Award for his work on the television movie The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), which also won a Peabody Award, two Image Awards, and was nominated for ten Emmys (winning three).

Markowitz also directed the feature film Voices (1979) and several miniseries including Murder in the Heartland (1993) and A Dangerous Life (1988). He worked on such episodic series as Serpico (1976) and Amazing Stories (1986), as well as the movies for television Nicholas' Gift (1998), winner of the 1999 Christopher Award; The Great Gatsby (2000); and The Big Heist (2001).

Robert Markowitz has served on the Guild's Television Creative Rights Committee and co-chaired the DGA's Movies for Television Directors Committee. He also served as an Alternate on the Guild's Western Directors Council from 2005 to 2009.

Harold Becker Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
May 05, 2010
Chomsky Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
August 17, 2006
DGA Visual History Walter Hill
by  Robert  Markowitz
February 26, 2007
Holland Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
November 09, 2007
Mick Jackson Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
April 01, 2008
Norman Jewison interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
April 08, 2014
Korty Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
March 30, 2007
Levin Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
July 10, 2007
Mike Robe Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
April 24, 2012
Schiller Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
March 26, 2009
Silverstein Interview
by  Robert  Markowitz
May 17, 2002