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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Directors Guild of America

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The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast

Directors Guild of America

105
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466
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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.

Latest Episodes

The Craft of the Director with Ava Duvernay (Ep. 264)

Director Ava Duvernay engages in an in-depth conversation with Alex Stapleton about her filmography and her philosophy regarding craft. Ms. Duvernay discusses her directing process using examples from When They See Us, Selma, and Queen Sugar.

86 min3 w ago
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The Craft of the Director with Ava Duvernay (Ep. 264)

The Craft of the Director with Mimi Leder (Ep. 263)

Director Mimi Leder engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about her filmography and the lessons she's learned over her career. Ms. Leder discusses her directing process using examples from The Leftovers, On the Basis of Sex, and The Peacemaker.

87 minOCT 6
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The Craft of the Director with Mimi Leder (Ep. 263)

The Craft of the Director with Judd Apatow (Ep. 262)

Director Judd Apatow engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about his filmography and the lessons he's learned over his career. The two discussed his philosophy on directing comedies, the difficulty of cutting scenes from his movies, and how he is able to bring his features in on budget.

90 minSEP 3
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Judd Apatow (Ep. 262)

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.

85 minAUG 6
Comments
A Conversation with Episodic Television Directors (Ep. 261)

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.

86 minJUL 11
Comments
A Conversation with the Women Behind Watchmen (Ep. 260)

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 minJUN 13
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Ron Howard Part 2 (Ep. 259)

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 minMAY 30
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The Craft of The Director with Ron Howard Part 1 (Ep. 258)

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 minAPR 11
Comments
Hillary with Nanette Burstein and Rebecca Cammisa (Ep. 257)

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 minAPR 4
Comments
The Invisible Man with Leigh Whannell and David F. Sandberg (Ep. 256)

Emma with Autumn de Wilde and Mike Mills (Ep. 255)

Director Autumn de Wilde discusses her new film, Emma, with fellow director Mike Mills. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel, the film tells the story of Emma Woodhouse,a well-meaning but selfish young woman who meddles in the love lives of her friends while venturing through her won romantic missteps in a small town in 1800s England.

38 minMAR 28
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Emma with Autumn de Wilde and Mike Mills (Ep. 255)

Latest Episodes

The Craft of the Director with Ava Duvernay (Ep. 264)

Director Ava Duvernay engages in an in-depth conversation with Alex Stapleton about her filmography and her philosophy regarding craft. Ms. Duvernay discusses her directing process using examples from When They See Us, Selma, and Queen Sugar.

86 min3 w ago
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Ava Duvernay (Ep. 264)

The Craft of the Director with Mimi Leder (Ep. 263)

Director Mimi Leder engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about her filmography and the lessons she's learned over her career. Ms. Leder discusses her directing process using examples from The Leftovers, On the Basis of Sex, and The Peacemaker.

87 minOCT 6
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Mimi Leder (Ep. 263)

The Craft of the Director with Judd Apatow (Ep. 262)

Director Judd Apatow engages in an in-depth conversation with Jeremy Kagan about his filmography and the lessons he's learned over his career. The two discussed his philosophy on directing comedies, the difficulty of cutting scenes from his movies, and how he is able to bring his features in on budget.

90 minSEP 3
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Judd Apatow (Ep. 262)

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.

85 minAUG 6
Comments
A Conversation with Episodic Television Directors (Ep. 261)

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.

86 minJUL 11
Comments
A Conversation with the Women Behind Watchmen (Ep. 260)

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 minJUN 13
Comments
The Craft of the Director with Ron Howard Part 2 (Ep. 259)

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 minMAY 30
Comments
The Craft of The Director with Ron Howard Part 1 (Ep. 258)

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 minAPR 11
Comments
Hillary with Nanette Burstein and Rebecca Cammisa (Ep. 257)

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 minAPR 4
Comments
The Invisible Man with Leigh Whannell and David F. Sandberg (Ep. 256)

Emma with Autumn de Wilde and Mike Mills (Ep. 255)

Director Autumn de Wilde discusses her new film, Emma, with fellow director Mike Mills. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel, the film tells the story of Emma Woodhouse,a well-meaning but selfish young woman who meddles in the love lives of her friends while venturing through her won romantic missteps in a small town in 1800s England.

38 minMAR 28
Comments
Emma with Autumn de Wilde and Mike Mills (Ep. 255)
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