Female Feature Film Directors
The numbers are appalling. In 2013, only nine percent of DGA features released in theaters were directed by women. To inspire, encourage, and hopefully promote change, we interviewed some of those who succeeded in getting their films made. Here are their stories.
Richard Linklater has always been fascinated by showing how lives change over a long period. In Boyhood
, his latest and most ambitious film, he cast a young boy and watched him grow up—for 12 years.
In directing some of the most acclaimed commercials in recent years, Lance Acord goes for a casual feel that's anything but easy to achieve.
Steve James has captured revealing personal moments in documentaries like Hoop Dreams
and The Interrupters
. With a new film about Roger Ebert’s last days, he continues his exploration of lives in transition.
With rapid-fire dialogue and complex visual schemes, The Newsroom
was no easy assignment for director-producer Alan Poul and his team of directors. But no matter how big the stories, it's always about the characters.
Mitch Hurwitz, the director and creator of Arrested Development
offers some choice—and not so choice—words about meeting the demands of the job.
Godard famously once said, "the cinema is Nicholas Ray," and for a remarkable decade from 1948-1958, it was—before he flamed out in true American fashion.
Shawn Levy admires the storytelling skill and deep emotion of Steven Zaillian's Searching for Bobby Fischer
, a film that's had a lasting influence on his work.
As chairman of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley talks about the state of the industry and how Hollywood can do more to help women.
Coming of Age Movies
Coming of age is a subject that never gets old. From sexual awakening to peer pressure to work responsibilities, it’s an endless source of material. In a collection of rare set shots, we see how generations of directors have handled it.