director's chair


Definition of director's chair

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The duo will write the script, with Gerwig, who last helmed Lady Bird, eyeing the director's chair. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach to Tackle Margot Robbie-Produced 'Barbie' Movie," 15 July 2019 Alas also shared a photo from the secret shoot, which features Kendall holding a director's chair with his name on it. Kaleigh Fasanella, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Posed Nude for a New Photo Shoot," 20 July 2019 Kraft was in the flight director's chair at Cape Canaveral on May 5, 1961, when Alan Shepard blasted off aboard a Redstone rocket to become the first American in space. William Harwood, CBS News, "Chris Kraft, legendary NASA flight director, has died at age 95," 22 July 2019 Big names like Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, and Laurence Fishburne round out the cast, with Richard Linklater in the director's chair. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," 18 Dec. 2018 Rachel McAdams is rumored to be returning as well, as Stephen Strange's somewhat-reluctant love interest, while Scott Derrickson will reportedly return to the director's chair. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Not dusted for good? There’s a sequel in the works for Doctor Strange," 11 Dec. 2018 Snag one of the director's chairs and enjoy the view. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 This time out, Stefano Sollima sat in the director's chair, while Sony teamed with Black Label Media in making the adult drama (Lionsgate handled the first movie). Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Dunks 'Uncle Drew,' 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' With $60M," 1 July 2018 Shane Black, who appeared in the 1987 original Predator film, is in the director's chair for the new adventure which stars Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, "Evolved Predator Featured in Bloody New Trailer," 26 June 2018

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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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11 Jan 2020

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“Director's chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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