Veteran feature and documentary film director and past-president of the DGA Michael Apted discusses his 45-plus year directorial career, highlighting his work on the Seven Up! documentary series, Coal Miner’s Daughter and Nell, among other notable projects. (Part 1 of 2)
Versatile director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever) provides insight into his broad filmography which ranges from bleak war dramas to blithe romantic comedies, including four of the most iconic James Bond films.
Penelope Spheeris discusses her career as a filmmaker, directing documentaries like The Decline of Western Civilization and studio films such as Wayne's World. Spheeris talks about growing up in her father’s traveling carnival, as well as major influences in her life, including Janis Joplin and punk rock music.
Fred Levinson directed some of the most iconic advertising spots during the “golden age of advertising” for the largest agencies and corporations of the time. Levinson looks back at the commercials that shaped his career, as well as his brief foray into feature film directing.
Veteran director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back, Never Say Never Again) discusses his long career in film and TV, directing for some of the most well-known and beloved franchises of all time.
Miloš Forman discusses his career from the difficulties making films like Loves of a Blonde and The Fireman's Ball under the Soviet
regime in his native Czechoslovakia, to directing award winning films like like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeaus with the creative freedom he found in the United States.
Jesús Treviño discusses his career as a director of documentaries, episodic series and movies for television and his work on the series Resurrection Blvd.. Treviño also shares his working philosophy, his responsibility as a director in representing his community, and his involvement with the DGA’s Latino Committee.
Arthur Penn discusses his career from the early days of live television to his successes in feature films including The Miracle Worker (1962), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), and Little Big Man (1970).
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 director and actor Norman Lloyd discusses his 60-plus year directorial career, highlighting his work on both Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Lloyd also touches upon his 80-plus year acting career, working with such notable directors as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Chaplin, Jean Renoir, Martin Scorsese, Peter Weir, and most recently Judd Apatow.
Director Robert Altman describes his working philosophy, often comparing filmmaking to painting, and discusses the sources of his storytelling and directing techniques he used on films like M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and The Player.
Alan Myerson (Steelyard Blues, The Larry Sanders Show) recounts his 30-plus year career directing feature films and episodic television, his involvement with Second City, and the formation of the world-renowned improvisational troupe, The Committee.