Five top TV directors will reveal secrets behind their projects when they join Gold Derby’s special “Meet the Experts” Q&A event with 2022 Emmy Awards contenders. They will participate in two video discussions to premiere on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. PT; 9:00 p.m. ET. We’ll have a one-on-one with our senior editor Denton Davidson and a roundtable chat with all of the group together.
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This “Meet the Experts” panel welcomes the following 2022 contenders:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Synopsis: Comedian and social commentator Trevor Noah hosts this comedy news show featuring humorous takes on top stories.
Bio: David Paul Meyer is a three-time Emmy, two-time Directors Guild and one-time Producers Guild Awards nominee. His career has also included several comedy specials for Trevor Noah and Jordan Klepper.
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: An inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.
Bio: Mimi Leder is a two-time Emmy winner for “ER” among her 10 career nominations. Her career has also included “L.A. Law,” “China Beach,” “The Peacemaker,” “Deep Impact,” “The West Wing,” “Nashville,” “Shameless” and “The Leftovers.”
The Pursuit of Love (Amazon Prime)
Synopsis: Set in Europe before World War II, the story follows the adventures of charismatic, fearless Linda Radlett and her best friend/cousin Fanny Logan.
Bio: Emily Mortimer was a BAFTA nominee for “The Pursuit of Love” and Independent Spirit Awards nominee for “Lovely and Amazing.” Her career has also included “Match Point,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Shutter Island,” “Hugo,” “The Newsroom” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Swagger (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: Inspired by Kevin Durant’s youth basketball playing experience on the AAU circuit.
Bio: Reggie Rock Bythewood is an Image Awards winner for “Gun Hill” along with a nomination for “Notorius.” Other projects have included “New York Undercover,” “Dancing in September” and “Shots Fired.”
This Is Us (NBC and DTS)
Synopsis: A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.
Bio: Ken Olin is a four-time Emmy nominee for producing “This Is Us.” Other shows have included “thirtysomething,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “The West Wing,” “Alias,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “The Man in the High Castle.”
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