Nanette Burstein discusses Hillary

Director Nanette Burstein discusses Hillary

March 3, 2020 A DGA Eastern Directors Council’s Focus on Women Committee & Eastern Region Special Projects Documentary Series screening

In 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton very nearly became the first female President of the United States of America. In Hillary, a four-part documentary series for Hulu, Director Nanette Burstein utilizes never-before-seen footage from Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and  interweaves biographical chapters of the life of the former first lady and Secretary of State to reveal how she became one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

On March 3, the DGA Eastern Directors Council’s Focus on Women (FOW) Committee and the Eastern Region Special Projects Committee’s Documentary Series held a special screening of two episodes of Hillary in the DGA's New York Theater. The screening was introduced by Special Projects Committee member Dennis W. Mazzocco and FOW Committee member Marilyn Agrelo. Following the screening, Burstein discussed the making of the series in a conversation moderated by Director Rebecca Cammisa (Atomic Homefront).

In addition to Hillary, Burstein's filmography includes the feature film Going the Distance; the documentary features Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, American Teen, The Kid Stays in the Picture and the DGA Award-nominated On the Ropes. She also directed episodes of the series The Carrie Diaries, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and New Girl; and episodes of the television documentary series Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America and The Investigators. Burstein has been a DGA member since 2002.

You can listen to Burstein’s Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Marcie Revens - Print courtesy of Hulu.

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