Directors Series – Adam McKay with Eric Kohn

Tribeca Talks

60 MINUTES |

DIRECTORS SERIES – ADAM MCKAY WITH ERIC KOHN

Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer Adam McKay made his name in the comedy world as head writer for SNL and later co-wrote and directed films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, The Big Short, and Vice. McKay's latest feature, Don’t Look Up, received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, as well as a WGA Original Screenplay win for McKay. He most recently executive produced and directed the pilot of HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. He will discuss this and his other works with Eric Kohn, Executive Editor and VP, Editorial Strategy at IndieWire.


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Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is the New York–based Executive Editor and VP, Editorial Strategy at IndieWire, where he has worked since 2007. Kohn travels to film festivals around the globe, interviews filmmakers, and co-hosts the weekly podcast Screen Talk with Anne Thompson. Prior to joining IndieWire, Ericcontributed to the New York Times and other outlets.

Adam McKay

Adam McKay

Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer Adam McKay made his name in the comedy world  as head writer for SNL and later co-wrote and directed films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, The Big Short and Vice.  He directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer on Succession.  McKay's latest feature, Don’t Look Up, received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, as well as a WGA Original Screenplay win for McKay. He executive produced and directed the pilot of HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.