Directing 101 provides a solid introduction for anyone looking for a career in the highly artistic and rewarding field of directing. This unique book takes a broad look at the process of directing and encourages students and professionals alike to look outside of the movie industry for inspiration. Ernest Pintoff is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who has taught directing throughout the world and has received numerous awards including The Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement in the field of animation presented by The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA - Hollywood.
'On every college campus there is always a 'star' instructor, one whose classes are so well attended, students arrive 30 minutes early to get a seat. Ernest Pintoff is one of those teachers and his class is called Directing 101. This is a terrific book, and I am going to recommend it to all my students here at the NYU.' David Irving, Acting Chair, Graduate Film and Television Department, New York University, Tish School of the Arts. 'It's not far wrong to say that if you have digested Ernest Pintoff's remarkable book your only other needs as a director are talent, a story and a few dollars. Directing 101 is amazingly thorough and, above all, practical. The author and his contributors are a treasury of what can be called inspirational good sense.' Charles Champlin, author of George Lucas: The Creative Impulse 'Ernest Pintoff's book is a very descriptive introductory guide through the entire filmmaking process. I recommend it!' Elizabeth M. Daley, dean, USC School of Cinema/Television