The President and the Board of Directors


Few directors are defined by their visual style more than Tim Burton. From the idyllic suburban landscapes to the macabre whimsy of his fantasy worlds, Burton melds these disparate styles with a deft hand. Before his landmark smash Parasite, Bong Joon Ho had been churning out minor masterpieces for years.


And though it’s easy to assume Welles was a one-hit wonder, he provided another classic with the 1958 film noir standard, Touch of Evil. Skeptics may scoff that the kid’s too young, too current, to make the cut. And they’d have a point if Lee weren’t the first director to nail so many black experiences with a consistently rich narrative style. If he stopped making movies today, he’d still be on this list; that he’s only 39 makes one itchy with anticipation. There are many who dismiss everything Preminger directed after his 1944 mystery Laura. But that ignores his other good melodramas at Fox and the strong, taboo-breaking dramas and epics of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Almodóvar’s point of view is ever present and wholly his own, seeming to capture essential human drama with his pen and his camera. Near Dark is one the best horror movies, Point Break is one of the best action movies, and those are simply where she started. Her war-time thrillers The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty aren’t simply satisfied with the spectacle of war, they’re after something much more. Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England.


De Palma’s expertise is in showcasing brazen crime and punishment—as in, violent punishment that sears in your brain and stays there forever. Once, after losing a bet, the German filmmaker ate his shoe — literally and publicly, recorded on film by Les Blank in Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe. The incident typifies Herzog, driven to such extremes in his work.

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Both his camera and characters are often immobile, and this gives his films the chance to reflect and look inward. While other filmmakers tend to impose a perspective onto their work, Ozu lets you do the heavy lifting and we’re better off for it. At the forefront of the French New Wave movement, Godard started rewriting the film language dictionary. His outstanding works include Breathless, Contempt, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou and Weekend. Billy Wilder managed to work within the studio system and still give his films a distinct perspective and personality.

What movie director has the most awards?

  • Steven Spielberg. 32 Oscars:
  • David Lean. 27 Oscars:
  • Fred Zinnemann. 24 Oscars:
  • Vincente Minnelli. 23 Oscars:
  • James Cameron. 21 Oscars:
  • Elia Kazan. 21 Oscars:
  • Peter Jackson. 20 Oscars:
  • Martin Scorsese. 20 Oscars:

He leads the units in charge of conducting economic analyses and impact assessments, risk analyses and stress testing and assessments of environmental, social and governance risks. Jacob has over two decades of experience in financial stability, risks, regulation, and capital markets. Until recently, he was Deputy Chief Risk Officer for the Nordea Group and prior to that, he was responsible for capital management at Danske Bank. Jacob has written numerous research papers and analysis pieces focused on financial markets, economic and regulatory developments, and central bank policy issues.

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Between the two corporate situations just cited, there are many variations and combinations of centers of control, or ownership influences on control, of the company. Complete de facto control by the professional manager-president may be diminished or influenced by the presence on the board of a person who owns, or represents ownership of, a substantial block of stock. In this situation the president’s de facto powers of control may be affected by what the owners or owner-representatives regard as appropriate functions of board members. The owner-managers of some small companies add outside directors to multiply the inputs to policy making, policy implementation, and day-to-day operating problems.

  • Sometimes, but not too frequently, the advice and counsel of a board member leads to a reconsideration or modification of a management’s commitment or decision.
  • And her cozy interiors—ah, those spacious California kitchens!
  • Multiple features and Burton’s wildly visual, startlingly tender sensibility is emblazoned on every frame.
  • The problem of the modem director is to define his role so that he does not meddle with day-to-day management but nevertheless knows what is going on and makes his influence felt in the determination of broad policy.
  • For example, if new loans are to be negotiated or if new financing is to be arranged, these are the kinds of problems commonly faced by those on the board, and their judgments on interest rates or terms are useful to the president.
  • There was a time when a corporate director could regard his appointment as just an agreeable tribute to his wealth and his connections, a sign that he had entered the inner circle of the business community.

And her cozy interiors—ah, those spacious California kitchens! —are so consistent that they’re practically characters themselves.

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Granted, his most recent work hasn’t caught the same amount of buzz but he’s still got it. Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — there is an almost meta-thrill of watching an unhinged director making movies about unhinged characters. And we can’t admire Gilliam more than for his undying dedication to getting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote finished.


“Everything is copy.” So went Ephron’s mantra as she transitioned from witty and astute journalist to author to screenwriter to director. Her films often reflected that point of view, as each expressed her optimistic love of romance, food, parenthood, female friendships and, of course, New York City. The comedy classics Sleepless in Seattle , You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia .

Kurosawa, who grew up watching American films, put his personal stamp on such figures as King Lear and Macbeth . Hollywood returned the homage — The Seven Samurai inspired The Magnificent Seven, and Star Wars has touches of The Hidden Fortress. In recent decades American directors have primarily been coming out of USC, UCLA, AFI, Columbia University, and NYU, each of which are known for cultivating a certain style of filmmaking. The director is one of the few positions that requires intimate involvement during every stage of film production.

Meri Rimmanen is responsible for the EBA’s data hub, analytical tools and data services, as well as the development and maintenance of the authority’s integrated supervisory reporting and disclosures framework. Previously to her appointment, she has led the EBA’s Unit dealing with reporting, loan management and transparency. Meri joined the EBA at its inception and has worked on a wide range of reporting, data quality management, analytical tools and risk analysis issues. Prior to joining the EBA she worked in banking supervision, prudential policy and risk analysis at the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. Directors should ask those discerning questions of presidents at board meetings that they would ask if they owned a substantial part of the companies they serve as directors—i.e., the questions owners would ask. Some presidents have found outside consultants helpful in designing the appropriate and relevant criteria for the measurement of top-management performance. After the president has prepared what he perceives to be the appropriate criteria, they should be submitted to the board of directors for discussion, approval, and commitment.

Generally, when the president and the directors own only a little stock, the president possesses and exercises the complete powers of control of the enterprise. But, here again, it should be noted that the president with complete powers of control could determine that the directors will, to the extent he wishes, serve primarily as sources of advice and counsel. A similar complication of relationships exists in the situation following the sudden death of the president where his successor is designated by the board of directors. The new president holds his position because the directors selected him—directors who were themselves selected by his predecessor. While the new president is demonstrating his capacities to head the enterprise, the outside directors generally share the powers of control of the company.

  • Few directors have as much range or as much or as much love for the medium as Mr. Lumet did.
  • Birdman and The Revenant are two wildly different films in tone, pace and atmosphere—and both were directed by Inarritu in consecutive years.
  • If we can agree on the qualities that great directors must have, Kubrick simply checks all of the boxes.
  • These changes have had broad impacts on companies, from their employee base to the executive suite—and up to the boardroom.
  • But, generally, these committees have no more control over the naming of the president than do similar committees charged with identifying and recommending the names of candidates for board membership.
  • The former won Best Picture and Best Director , the latter earned nominations in the same two categories .

His 2019 follow-up, the inventive and highly ambitious thriller Us, showed Hollywood that he knew how to beat the sophomore jinx. Even if the siblings, who also lensed Bound , Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas , never exceed this achievement, their legacy is on solid ground.

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