You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Toronto International Film Festival diretors: Kasi Lemmons (“Harriet”), Shonali Bose (“The Sky Is Pink”), Julie Delpy (“My Zoe”), Coky Giedroyc (“How To Build A Girl”), Unjoo Moon (“I Am Woman”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Dads”), Casey Wilson (“Daddio”) and Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) share their advice on how to break in as a director in Hollywood.

What did several director’s words of wisdom have in common? Action! Most directors who shared their thoughts in the Variety studio, presented by AT&T, compelled those hungry for Hollywood to simply get out there and create. 

Popular on Variety

More Popular on Variety

  • Diahann Carroll Tiffany Haddish Dynasty

    Relive Diahann Carroll's Iconic 'Dynasty' Quotes, Performed by Tiffany Haddish

    Variety is paying tribute to the late Diahann Carroll by reviving this segment we filmed with Power of Women honoree Tiffany Haddish. In Geena Davis’ documentary “This Changes Everything,” Haddish revealed that she has always adored Carroll’s “Dynasty” character, Dominique Deveraux. So we asked the comedian to read a few iconic “Dynasty” quotes, no slapping [...]

  • Variety Al Pacino New York Issue

    From 'Serpico' to 'The Irishman': How Al Pacino Preps for a Role

    In his Variety cover shoot, Al Pacino breaks down how he prepped for his various roles throughout his career including his latest post as Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” “When you research Hoffa, there’s the books and there’s the good scripts. The good scripts help, but there’s so much footage of everybody.” Pacino [...]

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge reacts in the audience

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Doesn't Feel Crazy For Loving 'Fleabag' Anymore

    One of the big winners this Emmy night was “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. However the beloved series wasn’t always a sure bet. Phoebe Waller-Bridge told Variety that the sudden Hollywood validation has made her feel like she’s no longer crazy for loving it so much. Popular on Variety

Most Popular

Access exclusive content