FAMED DIRECTORS GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND QUENTIN TARANTINO SIT DOWN WITH FILMMAKER ROBERT RODRIGUEZ FOR UPCOMING INSTALLMENTS OF "EL REY NETWORK PRESENTS: THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR"
Del Toro One-on-One Debuts July 30 at 9 PM ET/PT; Tarantino Interview Airs in Two Parts: Vol. 1 Launches August 13, Vol. 2 on August 27
Beverly Hills, CA - July 10, 2014 - El Rey Network announced plans to debut two new and exciting installments of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair," a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry's most notable directors engaging in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.
Premiering Wednesday, July 30 at 9 PM ET/PT, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, Robert Rodriguez sits down with longtime friend and Oscar nominated director Guillermo del Toro to discuss his journey from artist to director/producer. From groundbreaking Pan's Labyrinth to Hellboy to Pacific Rim to his upcoming series, The Strain, Del Toro reveals the madness behind his monsters.
In August, Rodriguez explores the world of cinema with frequent collaborator Quentin Tarantino. Airing in two installments (Vol. 1 premieres Wednesday, August 13, 9 PM ET/PT; Vol. 2 on Wednesday, August 27, 9 PM ET/PT, the two discuss Tarantino's film career through the lens of their 20-year friendship, using never-before-seen personal footage to discuss topics from screenwriting and camera placement to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu.
Robert Rodriguez said: "These are engaging conversations that shed light on the minds of today's greatest filmmakers. Both Guillermo and Quentin have a deep and abiding love of cinema and that made our dialogue both revealing and entertaining. It is a privilege to have a forum like 'The Director's Chair' to share our passion and give viewers an inside look at the creative process."
"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Skip Film in association with FactoryMade Ventures. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Skip Chaisson, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.