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Oscar Nominated Best Documentary Feature Last Men In Aleppo

February 5, 2018 | By
Oscar Nominated Best Documentary Feature <em>Last Men In Aleppo</em>

In 2013, during the siege of Aleppo by the Assad regime, director Feras Fayyad started shooting on his own, following the White Helmets, the volunteer first responders who organized to protect their neighborhoods and save the civilian lives impacted by Russian bombs. He wanted to learn why people remained in their homes despite the... »

DGA Winners 2018

February 4, 2018 | By
DGA Winners 2018

    FIRST TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR Jordan Peele, Get Out (Universal Pictures) Peele’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit) First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit) Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard Location... »

70th Annual DGA Awards

February 3, 2018 | By
70th Annual DGA Awards

  The 70th Annual DGA Awards honored the best direction of 2017 in film, television, documentaries, and commercials. Master of Ceremonies host, Judd Apatow entertained and enthralled the audience through 14 remarkable awards held in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The program consisted of various presenters ranging from Sam Rockwell, Amy... »

Director Series: Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

January 22, 2018 | By
Director Series: Rian Johnson – <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em>

When Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy enlisted director Rian Johnson to write and direct Episode VIII in the Star Wars nine-film franchise, Johnson merely had three smaller-scale critical successes behind him as both writer and director: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. However, for part eight in the nonology, Kennedy knew she needed an adept... »

2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

January 11, 2018 | By
2018 Directors Guild of America Film Nominations

Feature Film Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (A24) Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein,... »

2018 DGA Awards Nominations For TV, Commercial & Documentary

January 11, 2018 | By
2018 DGA Awards Nominations For TV, Commercial & Documentary

The Directors Guild has announced the TV, Commercial and Documentary nominees for its 70th annual DGA Awards.       Michael Apted will receive the DGA Honorary Life Member Award, and Dwight Williams and Jim Tanker are set for the guild’s Service Awards. The 70th annual show will take place on  February 3 at... »

Director Series: Craig Gillespie – I, Tonya

January 10, 2018 | By
Director Series: Craig Gillespie – I, <em>Tonya</em>

Inspired by the life of notorious figure skater Tonya Harding, I, Tonya comes at the viewer with a combination of scripted interviews, dramatized archival footage, and flashbacks, all performed by a respectable team of ideally-cast performers. Nonetheless, director Craig Gillespie noted that the haphazard approach to the narrative came directly from screenwriter Steven Rogers’... »

Q&A with Damien Power, Director of Killing Ground

July 30, 2017 | By
Q&A with Damien Power, Director of <em>Killing Ground</em>

Director Damien Power has made his feature lenght debut with the new horror/thriller Killing Ground, released in theaters and VOD on July 21st. Power built his career up via a series of short films, most of which he also wrote, and now has taken some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions from Below the Line.... »

Lesli Linka Glatter: Homeland is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

July 6, 2017 | By
Lesli Linka Glatter: <em>Homeland</em> is Where the Heart Is (Along With Lots of Other Places)

“Back when the American Government actually sponsored the arts,” recalled Homeland executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter, invoking a long-ago incarnation of the USA, “I had a grant to perform in the Far East.” That grant, to study and perform in places like Paris and London, and eventually the Far East, found her in Japan, after... »

LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation

March 16, 2017 | By
LightHouse Films Signs Director Anthony Pellino for U.S. Representation

New York based commercial production company LightHouse Films has announced the addition of director Anthony Pellino to their roster of directors. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and now based in New York, Pellino has been steadily building a reputation for himself in the highly competitive field of sports and doc style commercials, while directing music videos... »

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