director's chair

noun

Definition of director's chair

: a lightweight folding armchair with a back and seat usually of cotton duck

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Examples of director's chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 49-year-old Emmy-winning hyphenate sits in the director's chair again for Netflix's Moxie (March 3), a high-school-set coming-of-age comedy based on Jennifer Mattoo's YA book. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Amy Poehler shares her Must List, talks hosting Golden Globes and directing Moxie," 25 Feb. 2021 Lennie James stepped into the director's chair for the first time on this episode. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Fear the Walking Dead showrunners explain Strand's shocking move," 19 Oct. 2020 George Miller is riding again in the director's chair — although the next Mad Max movie is still some ways off. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Three Thousand Years of Longing," 9 Dec. 2020 This isn't Clooney's first time in the director's chair. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "George Clooney Directs and Stars in a New Space Film for Netflix," 28 Sep. 2020 Following its addition to the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival lineup, the Oscar-winning actress has unveiled a gritty image of herself from Bruised, the upcoming film which also marks her first time in the director's chair. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "See Halle Berry as Bruised MMA fighter in first look at her directorial debut," 30 July 2020 Feig also recalls getting his first big-time chance in the director's chair with the final episode of the series. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Paul Feig still wants to make a Freaks and Geeks musical — with a dodgeball dance number," 7 June 2020 Guy Ritchie is set to return to the director's chair while Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott expected to reprise their roles as Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine. Borys Kit, Billboard, "'Aladdin 2' in the Works With 'Flight,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Writers," 12 Feb. 2020 That's what Lee Friedlander learned after Bans was persuaded to put her in the director's chair on the set of last season's Good Girls. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, "TV Director Lands "Break of a Lifetime" With NBC's Female Forward Initiative," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of director's chair

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for director's chair

from its use by motion-picture directors on the set

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“Director's chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/director%27s%20chair. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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