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Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
Spring 2015 Director's Profile: Lisa Cholodenko
“It was an honor to be nominated for the first time. I didn’t expect to win and was shocked when I did. To be recognized by your colleagues, by fellow directors and directors much more experienced and senior that I am, people I’ve respected forever, is simply incredible,” said Lisa Cholodenko of...
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Fall 2014 Directors Profile: Bennett Miller
Director Bennett Miller’s first two feature films, Capote (2005) and Moneyball (2011), were both nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Whether his third, Foxcatcher , will reach the same high bar remains to be seen but suffice it to say, the film is off to an auspicious start, having earned Miller...
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Fall 2014 Directors Profile: Theodore Melfi
When Theodore Melfi’s oldest brother passed away at the age of 38, he left behind an 11-year-old daughter. Theodore and his wife adopted the girl, enrolled her in a parochial school and one day she got a homework assignment asking her to find a Catholic saint who inspired her--and a person she...
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Fall 2014 Directors Profile: Rory Kennedy
The depth and breadth of filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s documentaries span such topics as the global AIDS crisis, human rights, domestic abuse, poverty, drug addiction and political corruption. At the same time her body of work connects personal stories to these and other issues, casting illumination on...
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Fall 2014 Directors Profile: Debra Granik
In 2011, the Debra Granik-directed Winter’s Bone earned four Oscar nominations--Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (John Hawkes) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Granik and Anne...
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Fall 2014 Directors Profile: Lance Acord
When a cinematographer extends his filmmaking reach to the director’s chair, he or she typically attracts visually driven projects. But remarkably Lance Acord of Park Pictures --who made his first industry mark years back as a DP of high-profile commercials and features ( Being John Malkovich, Lost...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: Jeff Tremaine
In the world of box office results, director Jeff Tremaine ranks high—albeit for what some might regard as lowbrow humor. He has helmed four features— jackass: the movie, jackass number 2, jackass 3D, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Each debuted at the top of the box office totem pole and a well...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: Tim Piper
Director Tim Piper has a track record of breaking new ground, dating back to his days as a creative at Ogilvy Toronto, which included his co-helming with Yael Staav in 2006 the landmark Dove viral video “Evolution” which took the “Real Beauty” campaign to a whole new level. “Evolution” introduced...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: John Hillcoat
In 2010, feature filmmaker John Hillcoat ( The Proposition, The Road ) made his spot directing debut with Levi’s “To Work” for Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Ore. The commercial captured the perseverance of the people in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a blue collar town emerging from a brutal recession. With a...
Monday, Mar. 24, 2014
Spring 2014 Directors Profile: Martin De Thurah
Alfonso Cuarón ( Gravity ) wasn’t the only first-time nominee to win a Directors Guild of America Award during the DGA’s gala evening ceremony back in January. Also garnering the coveted honor with his initial career nomination was Martin De Thurah of Epoch Films who earned Best Commercial Director...

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