Ed Zwick

Filmmaker Ed Zwick discusses his celebrated Hollywood career and his film, “Trial by Fire,” starring Laura Dern.

Ed Zwick is an award-winning film and television director and producer. He co-created the television series “thirtysomething” and together with Marshall Herskovitz produced “My So-Called Life” and “Once and Again.” He also executive produced the series “Nashville.” Zwick began his feature film career directing “About Last Night.” He went on to direct the Academy Award-winning films “Glory” and “Legends of the Fall.” Zwick also directed the films “Courage Under Fire,” “The Siege,” “The Last Samurai,” “Blood Diamond,” “Defiance,” “Love & Other Drugs” and “Pawn Sacrifice.” Zwick and Herskovitz also produced the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Sam,” as well as “Traffic” – winner of two Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Awards. Zwick also directed “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” starring Tom Cruise. Zwick has been honored with three Emmy Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Writer’s Guild of America Award, two Peabody Awards, a Director’s Guild of America Award and the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Award from the American Film Institute. He received an Academy Award as a producer of 1999’s Best Picture “Shakespeare in Love.”

 

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito talks about his film, “This is Your Death,” finding one’s passion and his experience on “Breaking Bad.”

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Esposito starred in movies and TV shows such as “The Usual Suspects,” “The Jungle Book” and “Revolution.” He won the 2012 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of “Gus” in “Breaking Bad.”

 

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include “Lincoln,” “Munich” and “Angels in America.”

Annette O’Toole

Annette O’Toole is a character actress with over 40 years of stage and screen credits, including “48 Hours” and “Smallville.” She was nominated for an Oscar for a song she wrote with her husband, Michael McKean, for the film “A Mighty Wind.”

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