VH198 Jeremy Kagan
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jeremy Kagan

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan, Jay D. Roth

Jeremy Kagan (The Chosen, The Journey of Natty Gann, Crown Heights) discusses his 40-plus year career as a director of feature films, TV movies, and episodic television, and his active involvement in the DGA including serving as the Chair of the Special Projects Committee.

On a key scene in The Chosen

Director Jeremy Kagan speaks about a key scene in The Chosen in which he adjusted an actor’s performance to better reflect the character.

On the casting process

Kagan talks about his process when casting actors and why he puts an emphasis on redirecting an actor’s first interpretation of the character in the room.

On the Special Projects committee

Kagan reflects on the value of the Special Projects committee to the Guild and the appreciation he feels for being a member and later chair of the committee since 1987.