261 episodes

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 different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6, 446 Ratings

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 different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.

    A Conversation with Episodic Television Directors (Ep. 261)

    A Conversation with Episodic Television Directors (Ep. 261)

    Michelle MacLaren, David Nutter, Ken Whittingham, and Jessica Yu, participated in a lively conversation moderated by DGA Past President Paris Barclay, where they delved into who and what inspires them to continue topping themselves artistically on series such as The Morning Show, Game of Thrones, Atypical, Fosse/Verdon and Station 19. Topics of discussion included who they admired when first stating out, what keeps them going during the COVID-19 pandemic-inspired production hiatus and how they expect their work and their process might change in the future.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    A Conversation with the Women Behind Watchmen (Ep. 260)

    A Conversation with the Women Behind Watchmen (Ep. 260)

    This episode features an exclusive panel discussion with the directing team of the HBO limited series, Watchmen, presented by the DGA Eastern Directors Council’s Focus on Women Committee. Director Nicole Kassell, Director Steph Green, Actor Regina King, Producer/UPM Karen Lee Wacker, and 1st ADs Keri Bruno and Kayse Goodell met to discuss their experiences of crafting Watchmen in a conversation moderated by Kassell and DGA Fourth Vice President Laura Belsey.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Craft of the Director with Ron Howard Part 2 (Ep. 259)

    The Craft of the Director with Ron Howard Part 2 (Ep. 259)

    Director Ron Howard engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about his filmography and the lessons he's learned over his career. The two discussed how blocking can improve a scene that lacks vigor, technical and craft-oriented concerns of A Beautiful Mind, and Apollo 13, and why Mr. Howard hates shooting endings.

    • 50 min
    The Craft of The Director with Ron Howard Part 1 (Ep. 258)

    The Craft of The Director with Ron Howard Part 1 (Ep. 258)

    Director Ron Howard engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about his filmography and the lessons he's learned over his career. The two discussed building relationships with collaborators, when he knows he's got the right shot, and directing difficult scenes in movies like Cocoon.

    • 41 min
    Hillary with Nanette Burstein and Rebecca Cammisa (Ep. 257)

    Hillary with Nanette Burstein and Rebecca Cammisa (Ep. 257)

    Director Nanette Burstein discusses her new documentary film, Hillary, with fellow director Rebecca Cammisa. Over four episodes, the series uses never-before seen footage from Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic presidential campaign in 2016, weaving together biographical chapters of her life to reveal how she became one of most admired and vilified women in the world.

    • 34 min
    The Invisible Man with Leigh Whannell and David F. Sandberg (Ep. 256)

    The Invisible Man with Leigh Whannell and David F. Sandberg (Ep. 256)

    Director Leigh Whannell discusses his new film, The Invisible Man, with fellow director David F. Sandberg. A modern update to the classic sci-fi-thriller, the film tells the story of Cecilia, who begins to suspect that the suicide of her abusive ex - a wealthy and brilliant scientist - was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences begin to threaten the lives of those she loves, Cecilia must convince others that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

NH Schof ,

Ron Howard Interview

Super interview! Fabulous interviewer and, of course, Ron Howard was smart and endearing.

Mark L. 5555 ,

Hear directors how they really are

Whether you've seen the movie or not, these conversations are fascinating.

gregorygob ,

Excellent film show

Always enlightening, wish the episodes would go longer!

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