What do you get when two influential maverick directors sit down for a two-hour conversation? The two-episode El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez talking filmmaking.
El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair, El Rey with Quentin Tarantino Vol. 1 airs on Wednesday, august 13th; Vol. 2 airs on Wednesday, August 27th – both at 9/8C. Follow the jump for a sneak peek.
EXCLUSIVE SIT-DOWN INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF CINEMA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMMAKERS, QUENTIN TARANTINO, IN TWO ALL-NEW INSTALLMENTS OF ‘EL REY NETWORK PRESENTS: THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR’
TUNE IN: Vol. 1 premieres Wednesday, August 13, 9 PM ET/PT
Vol. 2 on Wednesday, August 27, 9 PM ET/PT
“I started off as an actor and actually the only training I’ve ever done has been as an actor. I always knew that that would be one of my biggest strengths…dealing with actors, and writing the characters and getting the best of them and being able to talk actor talk.”
– Quentin Tarantino
El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, Robert Rodriguez sits down with frequent collaborator Quentin Tarantino in two new installments of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry’s most creative storytellers engaging in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.
In the two-part interview (Vol. 1 premieres Wednesday, August 13, 9 PM ET/PT; Vol. 2 on Wednesday, August 27, 9 PM ET/PT), they discuss Tarantino’s film career through the lens of their 20-year friendship, using never-before-seen personal footage to discuss topics from screenwriting and camera placement to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu. Among the projects Tarantino and Rodriguez created together is the groundbreaking cult-classic film From Dusk Till Dawn, which Rodriguez re-imagined into a TV series that premiered in March on El Rey Network.
“El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” is a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry’s most cutting edge directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking. The series provides access to one-on-one interviews between Rodriguez and some of cinema’s most iconic filmmakers.
“El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Skip Film in association with FactoryMade Ventures. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Skip Chaisson, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network’s action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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