Tonight’s Topic: "One on One with Director Roger Kumble" Moderator: Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune Roger Kumble is currently in town prepping to direct an upcoming episode of the new MTV series UNDEREMPLOYED, filming this Spring in Chicago. We are honored to have Roger with us at this festival this Tuesday to share his insights on his own career, the challenges of the film industry these days and the new series he is working on for MTV, Underemployed...
Get to know our guest for the evening a bit better. . . Roger Kumble, Feature Film and Television Director
Roger Kumble, a Northwestern University graduate, made his feature-film-directorial debut with 1999’s Sony Pictures box-office hit, Cruel Intentions, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. He followed with the Sony Pictures comedy The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman and Thomas Jane, and New Line Cinema’s Just Friends, starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris and Amy Smart. Both Sweetest Thing and Just Friends were voted two of the top twenty underrated films of the decade by the New York Post.
Roger's television credits include Entourage, Pretty Little Liars and Ringer starring Cruel Intentions alums Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Thomas. He is
currently preparing to direct an upcoming episode of the new MTV
series Underemployed, filming this Spring in Chicago.
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