DGA Quarterly Interview Director Lesli Linka Glatter

The Good Fight

Lesli Linka Glatter

Lesli Linka Glatter has brought a sense of urgency and psychological depth to such series as The West Wing, ER, Mad Men, and Homeland—and won two DGA Awards along the way. Yet she still finds time to serve the Guild and be an advocate for diversity.

DGAQ TV Series Jane the Virgin Briesewitz
Brad Silberling, Edward Ornelas, & Uta Briesewitz on directing The CW's Jane the Virgin.
DGAQ First Time Episodic Directors
First-Time Directors
Breaking in as a first-time director in episodic television is never easy. It takes talent, persistence, and a helping hand. We interviewed some recent newcomers to see how they got started.
DGA The Americans Daniel Sackheim
Daniel Sackheim, John Dahl, & Kevin Dowling on directing FX's The Americans.
DGAQ TV Series The New Girl Fred Goss
Trent O'Donnell, Fred Goss, & Jay Chandrasekhar on directing Fox's New Girl.
DGA NCIS New Orleans Leslie Libman
James Hayman, Oz Scott, & Leslie Libman on directing CBS' NCIS: New Orleans.
DGAQ Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
In putting together Saturday Night Live, one of television’s most iconic shows, director Don Roy King and his team have to deal with enormous changes at the last minute. Here’s what really goes on behind the scenes.
DGA The Walking Dead Greg Nicotero
Greg Nicotero, Ernest R. Dickerson, & Michael E. Satrazemis on directing AMC's The Walking Dead.
Saturday Night Fever John Badham John Travolta
The Sopranos
Eight years after it aired, the finale of The Sopranos continues to be hotly debated. David Chase explains how he created the excruciating tension of the last scene. What he won’t say is what happened at the end.
DGAQ Spring 2015 The Industry
Industry
With Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and many others following suit, subscription video-on-demand is the new wave for content. But is it supplanting television as we know it, or a boon to production? It’s still too early to tell.
DGAQ Funny Business Eric Appel
Eric Appel
What happens when you’re in the middle of directing an episode and the show gets canceled? Director Eric Appel says look on the bright side—you’ll be home in time for dinner
DGA Appreciation Robert Butler
A Lifetime in Television
With his bold innovations in pilots for such landmark series as Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting, Star Trek, and Remington Steele, Bob Butler brought a new sense of realism to dramatic television.
DGA Appreciation James Burrows
A Lifetime in Television
With 1,000 episodes of TV, including pilots for such iconic comedies as Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will & Grace, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory, Jimmy Burrows has helped directors define the genre.
DGAQ Ten Questions Michael Lombardo
Michael Lombardo
HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo reflects on the industry’s changing business model and how directors have contributed to the new wave of quality television.
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