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Rising Directors

Hollywood can be difficult to break into, but yet there are new directors emerging every year. Examine directors from the past four years who have directed their first blockbuster film and the journey they took to get there.

  • The examples that come to mind are definitely Josh Trank and Colin Trevorrow, both of which were put at the helm of major, tentpole blockbusters with light resumes. Given how much media attention was put on Josh Trank's stumbles, it would be good to discuss the troubles that new directors face, and I would hope this article discusses the way race/gender biases come into play at such a key point in a director's career. – bbctol 8 years ago
  • The Russo Brothers, beginning with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They'd directed a Hollywood rom com before but Captain America was definitely their first 'Blockbuster'. – J.P. Shiel 8 years ago