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Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Fall 2015 Director's Profile: Cary Joji Fukunaga
With his feature directorial debut Sin Nombre, which he also wrote, Cary Joji Fukunaga won the Dramatic Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Shortly thereafter, he made his first major mark in commercials, directing Levi’s “America,” part of Wieden+Kennedy’s pioneering “Go Forth”...
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Fall 2015 Director's Profile: Scott Cooper
Filmmaker Scott Cooper felt both trepidation and a profound sense of responsibility when he took on the feature Black Mass which tells the story of James “Whitey” Bulger, a real-life gangland killer who reigned over the Boston underworld for years with virtual impunity thanks in large part to his...
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Fall 2015 Director's Profile: Lenny Abrahamson
Perhaps the biggest challenge for director Lenny Abrahamson relative to his critically acclaimed Room (A24) was getting the opportunity to make the film to begin with. Room tells the story of a woman (portrayed by Brie Larson) who’s been in one-room captivity for seven years, since she was 17, and...
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Welcome to the Special Fall 2015 Directors Series SHOOT>e.dition
Welcome to the Special Fall 2015 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles consists of Lenny Abrahamson, whose feature Room won the Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted Audience Award, often a harbinger of Oscar recognition; Ridley Scott, the celebrated filmmaker behind The...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: The Mercadantes
It’s been an eventful 10 or so months for Daniel and Katina Mercadante both personally and professionally. The directorial duo became a married couple last June. Back then they were at Epoch Films where they picked up considerable filmmaking momentum, initially as the directing team of Daniel...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Lesli Linka Glatter
The longevity and creative excellence of filmmaker Lesli Linka Glatter’s career is reflected in her ongoing track record at the DGA Awards, which began with her nomination in 1991 for Dramatic TV Series on the strength of an episode of the breakthrough show Twin Peaks. Then we fast forward to 2010...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Doug Liman
“The real appeal of commercials is that they make me a better filmmaker,” observed Doug Liman. “I always thought this conceptually. It takes so long to get a movie into production, you want to stay active in the meantime. It stands to reason that commercials are a great way to stay sharp. But it’s...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Christopher Guest
Directors active in features, TV, branded content and commercials often observe that experience in one discipline informs their work in another, a crossover dynamic which makes them better feature-length filmmakers, for example, for having done concise short-form fare. However, Christopher Guest--...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Nicolai Fuglsig
Nicolai Fuglsig of MJZ is now two for two in his career--twice nominated for the DGA Commercial Director of the Year and twice winning the coveted honor, this time around for Guinness’ “Sapeurs” from AMV BBDO, London, and FEMA’s “Waiting” out of Deutsch New York. Fuglsig’s first DGA Award came in...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Ava DuVernay
In 2014, three black female directors had theatrical features released. That represents an annual high-water mark, more than ever before. Yet in the big picture, that was a mere three out of 373 films that came out in theaters last year. One of those three films, Selma directed by Ava DuVernay, was...

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