Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Director Roundtable With Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and More
THR's Director Roundtable brings together Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins, Oliver Stone; THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.
A weekend TV-programming note: Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series Sundays on SundanceTV.
The first episode of the season includes Mel Gibson ('Hacksaw Ridge'), Denzel Washington ('Fences'), Damien Chazelle ('La La Land'), Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight'), Oliver Stone ('Snowden'), and Mira Nair ('Queen of Katwe'), who 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."
Viewers can watch THR's roundtable discussions on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel's original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. Come back to THR.com every Monday after the shows air for the full, uncensored discussions online.
The first of seven episodes — the Director Roundtable — premiered Sunday, Jan. 15. Tune in next week for the Actor Roundtable on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV and on 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).
The filmed roundtable panels will feature Oscar nominees and other top stars of the year's most buzzed-about films, including actors, actresses, producers, directors, writers, documentarians, and songwriters. Guests will discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels will present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.
The complete schedule for the season is as follows:
Sunday, Jan. 15: Director Roundtable
Sunday, Jan. 22: Actor Roundtable
Sunday, Jan. 29: Actress Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 5: Producer Roundtable
Sunday, Feb 12: Writer Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 19: Documentary Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 26: Songwriter Roundtable
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