The Director's Cut - A Podcast from the DGA

Brought to you by The Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you
the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features
a new director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations
about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing the most interesting stories to life.

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Episode 68: Fist Fight with Richie Keen and Seth Gordon


Director Richie Keen discusses his new film, Fist Fight, with fellow director Seth Gordon. The film follows Andy (by Charlie Day), a high school teacher who is challenged to a fight by another high school teacher Ron (played by Ice Cube) after Andy inadvertently gets Ron fired.



Episode 67: Logan with James Mangold and Gavin O' Connor


Director James Mangold discusses his new film, Logan, with Director Gavin O'Connor. The film tells the story of Logan as he cares for his ailing friend, Professor X. They are approached by a young mutant who is being pursued by a villain connected to Logan's past and must rise again to protect an innocent.



Episode 66: Meet the Nominees Documentary


James Moll moderates the Meet the Nominees: Documentary Symposium featuring Otto Bell, Ezra Edelman, Josh Kriegman, and Roger Ross Williams on their nominated films. Nominees Raoul Peck, the director of I Am Not Your Negro and Elyse Steinberg, the co-director of Weiner were not available to participate. The discussion covers a variety of topics including editing and interacting with the subjects of their films.



Episode 65: Meet the Nominees 2017: Feature Film Symposium (Part 3 of 3)


Jeremy Kagan moderates the 26th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium featuring Damien Chazelle, Garth Davis, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, and Denis Villeneuve on their nominated films. Topics for part three include the nominees' approach to pivotal scenes within each film and how they deal with the pressures of directing.



Episode 64: Meet the Nominees 2017: Feature Film Symposium (Part 2 of 3)


Jeremy Kagan moderates the 26th Annual DGA Meet the Nominees: Feature Film Symposium featuring Damien Chazelle, Garth Davis, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, and Denis Villeneuve on their nominated films. Topics for part two include how the nominees' approach casting and found the right actor for each films' pivotal roles.



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Exclusive Video: Meet the Feature Film Nominees

Watch the five nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film Direction for the 68th DGA Awards all one stage together! Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Ridley Scott (The Martian) discuss making their nominated films.

Piloting TV’s Future - Six directors on forging a series template

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.