The Director Within

"What a treat to read these interviews with so many directors I have known and to learn more about them, their courage, individuality, compassion, vision, insight, and wisdom and to hear the shared theme of love for the media and love as a theme in their lives and their work.”
—Jeremy Kagan, film and television director


We're pleased to announce photo-journalist Rose Eichenbaum's latest book of thoughtful interviews on the creative process, The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen. This time, Eichenbaum turns her cameral lens towards well-known directors of both stage and screen. She pairs her intimate photographs with interviews with each director. Above is a photo of Mel Brooks, by Rose Eichenbaum and included in her book. 

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