2. Barry Jenkins based the motherly character in Moonlight on his own mother's life.
3. Oliver Stone doesn't like filming dogs.
4. Damien Chazelle did not have a budget to use a backdrop in the sunset-sequence in La La Land.
5. Mira Nair constantly watched Doctor Zhivago as a child and gained a lot of inspiration from the film.
6. Mel Gibson used to emulate films that he saw as a child.
This year's director's roundtable is a great watch featuring 3 well-known directors and 3 break-out directors.