More from Matthew Belloni and Stephen Galloway
Director Roundtable: Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and 4 More on Paralyzing Fears, Cast and Crew Complaints
The contenders — also including Oliver Stone, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Mira Nair — discuss first gigs, the backlash over 'The Birth of a Nation' director Nate Parker's rape trial, and their "painful" directing process: "It's like trying to cram 10 ?pounds of shit into a 5-pound bag."
Producer Roundtable: Matt Damon, Frank Marshall and 4 More on Firing Themselves, Keeping Scorsese on Schedule and Their Worst Jobs
Along with Damon ('Manchester by the Sea') and Marshall ('Sully'), Darren Aronofsky ('Jackie'), Todd Black ('Fences'), Emma Tillinger Koskoff ('Silence') and Marc Platt ('La La Land') on Harrison Ford's role in 'Sully,' on-the-fly decisions that turned out to be spectacular and the challenges of their job: "I had typhoons, I had starving actors."