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  1. auteur theory
    HFPA President Shrugs Off Lack of Female Golden Globe Director Nominees“We vote by film and accomplishment.”
  2. emmys 2019
    Jason Bateman Is Really Surprised Jason Bateman Won an Emmy Over Game of ThronesEmmy! Win! Michael!
  3. adaptations
    Amy Poehler to Direct Moxie Riot Grrrl Netflix FilmJennifer Mathieu’s 2017 novel is getting the big-screen Poehler treatment.
  4. the industry
    Somebody Loves Kenan: Chris Rock to Direct Kenan Thompson’s Upcoming NBC PilotGood thinking, Lorne.
  5. a director is born
    Bradley Cooper Directed A Star Is Born’s Grammy Scene Fake-Drunk“It just took me a little longer to communicate what I wanted.”
  6. directing
    Chris Rock to Direct Kevin Hart in a Comedy About a Messy DivorceNight School’s Will Packer is producing.
  7. emmys 2018
    Extremely Bold Director Uses Emmys Acceptance Speech to Propose to GirlfriendWell, this is a first!
  8. Bo Burnham and the Art of the Standup SpecialWhen Chris Rock abruptly announced yesterday that Tamborine — his first of two intensely anticipated Netflix specials — would be premiering in […]
  9. David Wain Brings the History of ‘National Lampoon’ to Life with ‘A Futile […]David Wain is no stranger to disrupting an unsuspecting comedy mainstream. Before solidifying himself as a household name as the […]
  10. 8 Things We Learned Talking to Samuel L. Jackson About His MasterClassBut not just any TV — and 7 other things we learned talking to him about his MasterClass.
  11. Mudbound’s Dee Rees on Writing Racist Jokes and Directing Mary J. Blige“If you’ve ever been at one of her concerts, it’s like a therapy session with 30,000 people.”
  12. How Reed Morano Created The Handmaid’s Tale’s Emmy-Winning Look“We tried to get our voice in the first three episodes so that after I left, everybody would know what to do.”
  13. Behind the Camera with Ken MarinoAlthough Ken Marino says he learned nothing about how to be a Latin lover while directing How to Be a Latin Lover, he enjoyed collaborating on […]
  14. female directors
    Lucy Liu Will Direct the Luke Cage Season-2 PremiereLiu has previously directed episodes of Elementary and Graceland, as well as a short film.
  15. How Heather Fink Made Her First Feature Film ‘Inside You’After years of performing standup comedy and making funny videos, Heather Fink struck out on her own as a writer/director. Paying the bills by […]
  16. Talking ‘Baby Driver’ and the Art of Visual Comedy with Edgar WrightFew mainstream filmmakers treat the full range of cinema as their playground quite like Edgar Wright does. With each film he releases, the […]
  17. Andrew Jay Cohen on How He Pitched His Directorial Debut to Will FerrellWith writing credits that include the Neighbors movies and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Andrew Jay Cohen is no novice when it comes to […]
  18. Talking ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Wet Hot,’ and ‘Search Party’ with Michael […]If occupying multiple pockets of comedic styles as writer and performer were a Herculean task, then mastering the mechanics and successfully […]
  19. award season
    La La Land Gets One Step Closer to Oscar Glory by Taking Top Honor at DGA AwardsIt’s another day of sun … and a win.
  20. chat room
    Emmy Rossum on Her Shameless Directorial Debut “It’s like the first time I ever saw myself onscreen, just in a different way.”
  21. Get to Know ‘Saturday Night Live’s Director Don Roy KingFor the past ten years, Don Roy King has served as the director of Saturday Night Live, and a new video by AARP takes a closer look at the […]
  22. animated classics
    Zoinks! Dax Shepard Is Co-Directing an Animated Scooby-Doo FilmWe do not advise eating Scooby Snacks in celebration.
  23. Ben Falcone on Being Partners in Comedy and Life with Melissa McCarthy Before Ben Falcone became the writer/director/producer/actor/father/husband to Melissa McCarthy that he is today, he worked as a waiter at […]
  24. Charlie Kaufman Candidly Reflects on Failure, Directing, and His FutureIndiewire posted a new interview today with Charlie Kaufman, and if you’re a fan of Kaufman’s work, it’s an absolute must-read. Kaufman is […]
  25. Inside Richard Linklater’s Return to Comedy Writer and Director Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! is being released nationwide today. Like much of Linklater’s work, it has been […]
  26. Inside the Raucous Standup Parties of ‘Flophouse’ with Lance Bangs VICELAND, the new 24 hour cable channel from Vice Media and A+E Networks, launches Feb 29th. A sweeping expansion on Vice’s brand of online […]
  27. Using Comedy to Find Emotions with ‘The Final Girls’ Director Todd […]With The Final Girls (out now in theaters and VOD), director Todd Strauss-Schulson has made a movie that’s funny, emotional, scary, and […]
  28. Behind the Camera with Nick StollerFrom writing for the Harvard Lampoon in his early years to being a writer for TV shows like Strangers with Candy and Undeclared, to going on to […]
  29. Talking with Writers Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello About Last Night’s […]The fourth episode of Broad City’s second season “Knockoffs” aired on Comedy Central last night, and if you’ve watched it by now, you know that […]
  30. David Cross on Kickstarter, Millennials, and His Directorial Debut ‘Hits’2015 is off to a great start for David Cross. Not long after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution costs for his new film Hits, […]
  31. How Chris Rock Made the Personal Impersonal in ‘Top Five’I have been a big fan of Chris Rock’s since I was young. “No Sex (in the Champagne Room)” was one of the first comedy things I listened to in […]
  32. Patton Oswalt on His Dream of Becoming a Film Director: ‘Eventually I Will’“Eventually I will. But when I make the leap to become a director, I have got to convince a platoon of people to make the leap with me, so […]
  33. What Does it Mean to Direct an Adam Sandler Movie?The Adam Sandler assembly line began production in 1995 with Billy Madison and has since churned out over 20 films under the Happy Madison […]
  34. Is ‘Modern Family’ Really the Best-Directed Comedy on TV?On Monday night, Gail Mancuso took home the Emmy for “Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series” for her work the Modern Family season five […]
  35. Robert Ben Garant to Direct a ‘Baywatch’ Movie (This Is Real)In a movie that will likely be 50% in slow motion, Robert Ben Garant is going to direct a comedic version of the syndicated drama about boobs […]
  36. Bryan Cranston to Cook an Episode of ‘The Office’As we speak, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is directing one of the last episodes of The Office. Cranston has some experience directing sitcoms, […]
  37. Fred Savage, Comedy DirectorFred Savage made the transformation from child star to go-to director of kick-ass TV comedies, including Modern Family, Happy Endings, Party […]