• DGA Quarterly Magazine Director Todd Haynes Director of Photography Ed Lachman
  • DGA Quarterly Magazine Fall 2018 Collaborators Nicole Holofcener Richard Frazen
  • DGA Quarterly Summer 2018 Collaborators Barry Levinson Ellen Chenoweth
  • DGA Quarterly Magazine Spring 2018 Collaborators Director Francis Lawrence and DP Jo Willems
  • DGAQ Magazine Summer 2017 Collaborators Jeff Nichols Adam Stone
  • DGA Quarterly Spring 2017 Collaborators Sofia Coppola Anne Ross
  • DGAQ Collaborators
Collaborators

Our new series involves a three-way conversation between the interviewer and a director and his or her frequent collaborator—whether it be a cinematographer, composer, editor, costume designer or production designer—about their creative alchemy and the process by which they bring out the best in each other’s artistry.

DGA Quarterly Magazine Fall 2018 Collaborators Nicole Holofcener Richard Frazen
Fall 2018
Nicole Holofcener and Robert Frazen

Nicole Holofcener and editor Robert Frazen arrive at the beats and cadences of her character-driven dramas with a shared understanding of the director's intent.

DGA Quarterly Summer 2018 Collaborators Barry Levinson Ellen Chenoweth
Summer 2018
Barry Levinson and Ellen Chenoweth

When it comes to casting, director Barry Levinson and casting professional Ellen Chenoweth rely on a combination of expertise and instinct.

DGA Quarterly Magazine Spring 2018 Collaborators Director Francis Lawrence and DP Jo Willems
Spring 2018
Francis Lawrence and Jo Willems

Director Francis Lawrence and DP Jo Willems have been creative partners since their pop video days.

Winter 2018
Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Doyle

Three decades of kinship have allowed director Kenneth Branagh and composer Patrick Doyle to work in cultivated harmony, dating back beyond Branagh's first feature, 1989's Henry V.

DGA Quarterly Magazine Director Todd Haynes Director of Photography Ed Lachman
Fall 2017
Todd Haynes and Ed Lachman

Director Todd Haynes and DP Ed Lachman liken their relationship to dance partners, in step to the same emotional rhythms.

DGAQ Magazine Summer 2017 Collaborators Jeff Nichols Adam Stone
Summer 2017
Jeff Nichols and Adam Stone

Director Jeff Nichols and cinematographer Adam Stone eschew conspicuous camera movement for stately objectivity.

DGA Quarterly Spring 2017 Collaborators Sofia Coppola Anne Ross
Spring 2017
Sofia Coppola and Anne Ross

For The Beguiled, Director Sofia Coppola and Production Designer Anne Ross talk color schemes, mood boards and the value of actual locations.

DGAQ Collaborators
Fall/Winter 2016-17

Director Denis Villeneuve and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson discuss their modus operandi as they team up on their fourth film, Blade Runner 2049.

Fall 2009
Directors and DPs

When the collaboration between directors and DPs is clicking, there is almost a non-verbal communication. We checked in with a few longstanding teams to see what makes them work.

Spring 2009
David Fincher

Director David Fincher worked closely with his composer and sound designer to achieve the haunting score for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

DGA Quarterly Spring 2008 Books
Spring 2008
Production Designers

The relationship between directors and production designers is one of the most crucial on a film. No wonder once the collaboration clicks, they often stick together. Several longtime teams explain how it works.