Nutter at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2015.
|Born||1960 (age 57–58)
|Education||University of Miami|
|Occupation||Television director, film director, television producer|
David Nutter (born 1960) is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television. In 2015, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, for his work on the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Early life and education
Nutter's big break came in 1993, when he began directing episodes of The X-Files. From there he would go on to direct the pilot, and help with the creation of, Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Sleepwalkers, Roswell, Dark Angel, Smallville, Tarzan, Without a Trace, Dr. Vegas, Jack & Bobby, Supernatural, Traveler, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, and Shameless.
He also directed "Replacements", the fourth part of the mini-series Band of Brothers, and shared in that series's Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. Other directing highlights include "Join the Club", an Emmy-nominated episode of The Sopranos, and the 1998 feature film Disturbing Behavior.
In 2012, Nutter directed episodes six and seven of Game of Thrones season 2. In 2013, he directed the last two episodes of season 3, including "The Rains of Castamere", with the infamous "Red Wedding" sequence.
In September 2017, it was announced that Nutter would return to direct at least two episodes of the eighth season of Game of Thrones, alongside Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the remainder of the episodes.
List of directed pilots
- Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
- Millennium (1996)
- Sleepwalkers (1997)
- Roswell (1999)
- Dark Angel (2000)
- Smallville (2001)
- Without a Trace (2002)
- Dr. Vegas (2003)
- Tarzan (2003)
- Jack & Bobby (2004)
- Supernatural (2005)
- Traveler (2006)
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2007)
- The Mentalist (2008)
- Eastwick (2009)
- Chase (2010)
- The Doctor (2011)
- Arrow (2012)
- The Advocates (2013)
- The Flash (2014)
- Game of Thrones Just Broke a Major Emmys Record Eliana Dockterman. Time Magazine. Sept. 20, 2015. Retrieved Sept. 20, 2015
- David Nutter: the networks’ head starter Caroline Parry. The Broadcast Interview. Broadcastnow.co.uk. Media Business Insight Limited. September 23, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2015
- LG reveals the Scarlet secret. YouTube. April 18, 2009.
- Nellie Andreeva. "Several Broadcast Pilots Book Directors". Deadline.
- Michael Calia. "'Game of Thrones' Director on Why One Death Wasn't Shown". WSJ.
- "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far". Watchers On The Wall. August 1, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- Hibberd, James (September 26, 2017). "Game of Thrones season 8 directors revealed: Fan favorites return". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- David Nutter: The X-Files Mark His Success St. Petersburg Times/The Tampa Bay Times. Joni M. Fisher. 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015