At first glance, this year's slate of laffer helmers seems to be a distinctly modern bunch.
Way back in 1995, Lorne Michaels took a chance on a young director and put Beth McCarthy-Miller in charge of "Saturday Night Live." So it's kismet that former "SNL" writers Tina Fey and Robert…
DGA prexy Paris Barclay takes a backseat to no writer as he puts his profession's best foot forward.
Thesps have perfected the fine art of finding the humanity in characters you wouldn't bring home to mother.
On the "Boardwalk Empire" team, helmer Tim Van Patten bats leadoff and cleanup, since he's handed all the opening and final episodes. Exec producer Martin Scorsese threw out the first pitch with the…