Director Jay Roach discusses Bombshell

Director Jay Roach discusses Bombshell

November 24, 2019 DGA Q&As in New York and Los Angeles

A group of women decide to take on a media mogul in Director Jay Roach’s new drama, Bombshell.

Based on the real scandal, Roach’s film tells the story of the female employees at Fox News, who took on the toxic male culture presided over by their boss, Roger Ailes, which ultimately led to his downfall.

Following the DGA membership screening in New York on November 10, Roach sat down with Director Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) to discuss the making of Bombshell. He also discussed the film in a conversation moderated by Director Elizabeth Banks (Charlie's Angels) following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on November 24.

In addition to Bombshell, Roach’s directorial credits include the feature films Trumbo, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign; the movie for television Earth to America; and the pilot for the television series The Brink. Roach was a nominee for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for his 2017 film All the Way. He won DGA Awards in that same category for his 2008 film Recount and his 2012 film Game Change. Roach has been a member of the DGA since 1996.

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


Event photos by Marcie Revens (New York) & Trixie Textor (Los Angeles) - Print courtesy of Lionsgate.

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