Inside the Industry with Michael Nankin

Michael Nankin has been a frequent guest director and teacher here at The Jentzen Technique’s Living the Art Institute. I’m thrilled to share with you an interview and lesson with writer/director/producer Michael Nankin. His words of wisdom ring true for actors, directors and industry professionals alike. Having directed more than 30 titles, Michael Nankin’s credits include Defiance, Hell on Wheels, Killjoys, Battlestar Galactica, FlashForward, Heroes, CSI, Picket Fences, Monk and Life Goes On, to name a few.
In the following video, he illuminates a refreshingly honest take on how to survive the film and television business, stressing important aspects of the work. Michael believes that the act of creation in the moment is the most exhilarating part, which is the collaboration between director and actor.