Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón learned to direct in his native Mexico, traveled to Hogwarts for Harry Potter, and a dystopian future for Children of Men. For his latest excursion, Gravity, he goes spacewalking.
Jack Shea
The late Jack Shea served the Guild for nearly 50 years. Our national executive director fondly recalls his contributions—as a president and a person.
Allegra Clegg
UPM Allegra Clegg enjoys the challenge of working on complicated films. Beneath her sunny demeanor is a keen negotiating sense.
Mark Cendrowski
In sitcoms as in science, timing is everything. On The Big Bang Theory, director Mark Cendrowski carefully calculates how to make the jokes work—and has fun doing it.
Noah Baumbach
François Truffaut’s New Wave classic Jules and Jim has lost none of its freshness and sense of innovation for Noah Baumbach. In fact, he borrowed some of its techniques for his latest film.
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Saturday Night Fever
John Badham’s Saturday Night Fever helped create the disco craze of the late ’70s. But nostalgia aside, the climactic dance contest was a precisely directed piece of filmmaking.
Anthony Hemingway
Director Anthony Hemingway started his career as one of the youngest ADs in Guild history, eventually helming numerous episodic shows and serving as director-producer on Treme. But it’s his attention to the human element that has defined his style.
Noam Murro
At least not for Noam Murro, who has won two DGA Awards for groundbreaking commercials and conquered tricky special effects in his upcoming feature, 300: Rise of an Empire. But the one thing he hopes all his work has in common is heart.
Ken Kwapis
The director of the pilot and finale of The Office reflects on the unconventional beginning and wistful ending of the popular series.
Steve McQueen
After training as an artist, Steve McQueen has turned his camera on the struggles of life with the darkly beautiful Hunger and Shame. He continues the descent with his first American film, 12 Years a Slave.
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson started out making low-budget splatter movies in his native New Zealand and moved on to explore new cinematic worlds in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. But no matter how far he’s gone, he’s always made it seem real.
Filming Sports
With the built-in drama of competition, it’s no wonder directors have long been attracted to the world of sports. In a collection of shots, here are some of the triumphs—real and fictional—they’ve captured on film.
DGA Quarterly
Summer 2013