In May 2022, we had the pleasure of welcoming Award-winning Director Dan Attias as part of The 20/20 Series, created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein.

Attias is the author of ‘Directing Great Television: Inside TV’s New Golden Age’ and has worked as a director in the film and television industry since 1984. As a director of series television, he has received the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Direction of Dramatic Television for The Wire and has been nominated for episodes of The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Homeland, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

He has received Emmy Award nominations for his comedy direction on Entourage and continues to work on some of the most celebrated American television shows. His recent credits include The Americans, Billions, and The Boys. Dan started his career by studying acting, then worked as an assistant director on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Airplane!, One From the Heart, and several other feature films.

He has taught acting and directing workshops in the United States and has conducted master classes in Italy, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. He has also mentored many young directors, several of whom have gone on to successful careers in television.

The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs, and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation, and artistic vision. Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20-minute Q&A from YOU, the audience.