In the cover story of our newly redesigned DGA Quarterly, Directors Ava DuVernay, Hiro Murai, Steven Zaillian, Christine Gernon, Peter O'Fallon and Marcos Siega sound off on forging a series template for some of the most buzzed-about shows in the Platinum Age of Television, and why sometimes rules are meant for breaking.
For Alexander Payne, reality is the spice of life, with films populated with ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and a mordant humor that's grounded in the flaws and foibles of protagonists whose lives are spiraling out of control.
For Kelly Reichardt, her cross-country roadtrips inform her creative process.
In magnifying their subjects, filmmakers also hold up a mirror to society.
Directors bring comic book heroes to vivid life for television.
Director Denis Villeneuve and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson discuss their modus operandi as they team up on their fourth film, Blade Runner 2049
Director Garth Davis opts for emotional immediacy.
Tech talk with Director Ang Lee.
It’s a thin line between reverence and parody for the directors of Documentary Now!
Fresh Off the Boat
directors relate to their characters' need to belong.
We’re talking bleeding-edge cameras—particularly two new models from Red and Lytro—that could promise to help directors take image capture to the next level.
Director Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals
) muses about Peter Bogdanovich’s astute choices on the timeless The Last Picture Show
and why the film continues to resonate for him personally.
Game of Thrones
Miguel Sapochnik's "Battle of the Bastards" episode of Game of Thrones
rivals epic big-screen confrontations, as the director gives us the blow-by-blow on the choices and inspirations behind his battle royal.
50 years ago, the New Hollywood was redefining the medium and echoing the tumult of the times.
Joe Martin, the maestro behind NBC’s Olympics swimming coverage at Rio, addresses how his team captured lightning in a bottle in the rivalry between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova.