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July 1, 2022

Silver Bullet! 4th of July Special - Interview with Director Dan Attias

Silver Bullet! 4th of July Special - Interview with Director Dan Attias

A werewolf is on the loose in Portalville! During this double length episode, we revisit the 1985 Stephen King classic "Silver Bullet" with legendary director Dan Attias. Dan tells us behind-the-scenes stories about working with Stephen Spielberg, Corey Haim, Gary Busey and even James Gandolfini! Learn what it was like to work on some of the biggest TV shows of all time.

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Dan Attias


Daniel Attias won the DGA's 2009 best drama directing award for The Wire (2002) (episode: "Transitions"). His new book, "Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age," is published by MWP press. Dan has been nominated for the DGA award for best directing four additional times for episodes of The Sopranos (1999) ("46 Long"), Six Feet Under (2001) ("Back to the Garden"), Homeland (2015)_ ("13 Hours in Islamabad:), and, in the comedy category, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2020) (episode: "It's the Sixties, Man!"). In both 2006 and 2008, he was nominated for Emmy Awards for comedy directing for Entourage (2004) (episodes: "Oh Mandy," and "No Cannes Do").

Dan studied acting in Los Angeles for three years before enrolling at UCLA where he received an MFA in film production. He is a graduate of the DGA's Assistant Directors Training Program and has worked as an assistant director on "E.T. the Extra-terrestrial," "Airplane!," "One From the Heart," and several other feature films. Dan has taught acting and directing workshops in the United States and has conducted master classes in Italy, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. He has also mentored many young directors, several of whom have gone on the successful careers in television.