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First time filmmakers and seasoned film industry professionals share the stories that changed their lives and turned dreams into reality


This episode focuses on:

  • Television series directing.

  • Building trust with your team as a series director.

  • Acknowledging gaps in your knowledge early on.

  • The importance of prep. but being open to changes/discoveries on the day.

  • Connecting to the story on a deep level and trusting your instincts as a director.

  • Realising that you are serving the vision of the show runner as a series director.

  • Drawing on your personal experience as well as audience experience in order to tell engaging stories.

  • Being an effective communicator and collaborator with the departments you are working with.

  • Working to a realistic schedule.

  • The explosion of opportunities in today’s industry.

  • Dan’s latest book, ‘Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age.’ 

Dan Attias

Television Series Director of
The Wire, The Sopranos, Homeland,The Americans, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Billions, The Boys, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Entourage, The Killing, The Walking Dead, True Detective, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, Northern Exposure, House, Lost

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