Director Scott Z. Burns discusses The Report

Director Scott Z. Burns discusses The Report

November 13, 2019 DGA Q&As in Los Angeles and New York

An idealistic Senate staffer uncovers shocking secrets about a government agency in Director Scott Z. Burns’ new thriller, The Report.

Burns’ film tells the true story of Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) who was tasked by his boss, Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening), to lead an investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. His relentless pursuit of the truth uncovers the lengths to which the nation's top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on November 2, Scott Z. Burns sat down with Director David Mackenzie (Outlaw King), to discuss the making of The Report. He also discussed the film in a conversation moderated by Director Steven Soderbergh (The Laundromat) following the DGA membership screening in New York on November 13.

In addition to The Report, Burns’ credits include the movie for television Pu-239; episodes of the mini-series The View from Here and The Loudest Voice; and an episode of the series Californication. Burns has been a DGA member since 1996.

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


Event photos by Shane Karns (Los Angeles) and DGA Staff (New York) - Print courtesy of Amazon Studios

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