This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order. The films and dates referred to are a director's first commercial cinematic release. Many film makers have directed works which were not commercially released, for example early works by Orson Welles such as his filming of his stage production of Twelfth Night in 1933 or his experimental short film The Hearts of Age in 1934; these early works weren't intended for commercial release either by intent, such as film school projects or inability to find distribution. Subsequently, many directors learnt their trade in the medium of television as it became popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Notable directors who did their first directorial work in this medium include Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet, Alfonso Cuarón; as commercial television advertising became more cinematic in the 1960s and 1970s, many directors early work was in this medium, including directors such as Alan Parker and Ridley Scott. With the success of MTV and the popularity of music video from the early 1980s, this gave another avenue for directors to hone their skills.
Notable directors whose early work was in music videos include David Fincher, Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze. The following symbols indicate where a director has worked in another medium prior to directing commercially. ♦ Indicates where a director has created other earlier works for television # Indicates when a director's earlier work is uncredited † Indicates when a director's earlier work has not been released in cinemas, for example film school productions, short films or music videos. Refer to individual entries for further detail. Louis Le Prince – Roundhay Garden Scene Alice Guy-Blaché – La Fée aux Choux Georges Méliès – Le Manoir du diable Edwin S. Porter – The Cavalier's Dream Segundo de Chomón – Bajada de Montserrat Sidney Olcott – The Wooing of Miles Standish Louis Feuillade – L'Homme aimanté D. W. Griffith – The Adventures of Dollie Mack Sennett# – The Curtain Pole List of cinematic firsts
Dax Jordan is an American actor and standup comedian. He was born and lives in Los Angeles and was raised in Sandy, Oregon. Jordan has performed as a stand up comedian since 2005, appearing several times at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon, he placed third in the 2010 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Jordan was the celebrity host for the awards ceremony of the first annual SymmyS Awards for outstanding palindrome achievement in 2013; the judges for the event included Jordan's inspiration, "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as comedians Demetri Martin and Jackie Kashian, musician John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz. Jordan has appeared in several movies including Untraceable, Freedom State, Skyn Deep, he shot and directed the short film "Who the F*ck is Chip Seinfeld?,", expanded into a feature mockumentary by the filmmaker Mike Newman. Official website Dax Jordan on IMDb Dax Jordan videos at Rooftop Comedy.com 2008 Bridgetown Comedy Festival highlights The short film Who the F*ck is Chip Seinfeld
Wilshire Park is a residential district in the Central Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California. The boundaries of Wilshire Park are Wilshire Boulevard on the north, Olympic Boulevard on the south, Wilton Place on the east and Crenshaw Boulevard on the west. Attempts to rename Wilshire Park as part of the Koreatown district were rebuffed in August 2010, with passage of Los Angeles City Council File 09-0606 establishing the western boundary of Koreatown as Western Avenue, nearly 0.5 miles from the western boundary of Wilshire Park. Wilshire Park is identified in the Thomas Guide on page 633:G:3. Windsor Square and Hancock Park are to the north, Country Club Park is to the south, Country Club Heights is to the east, Windsor Village, Longwood Highlands and Miracle Mile are to the west. Major thoroughfares include Crenshaw Boulevard. Most of Wilshire Park is in ZIP code 90005, but includes a small area of 90019. Wilshire Park, with the exception of the block bounded by Wilshire/Crenshaw/8th and Bronson, is covered by Olympic Division, at 1130 South Vermont Avenue.
Wilshire Park has three elementary schools educating 1500 children: Wilshire Park Elementary, Wilton Place Elementary, St. Gregory Nazianzen Catholic School. Wilshire Park School opened in September 2006. There are 550 students enrolled Wilton Place School was constructed in 1918 to accommodate the new residents following the post-World War I boom, it has an reported enrollment of 780 students. St. Gregory Nazianzen is a Catholic church owned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 1923; the current cast concrete building and adjacent school were dedicated in 1938, but the area around the intersection of Norton and 9th Street had been operating as a church and school for fifteen years prior. Wilshire Park is a neighborhood of one- and two-story historic Dutch Colonial, Spanish Colonial, American Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Minimal Traditional, Mediterranean style single-family homes and multi-family homes. On tree-lined streets of mature magnolias and sycamores; the first recorded residence in Wilshire Park was built in 1908.
The transitional Prairie School style home is an example of the work of architect Lloyd Wright. The neighborhood features a 1938 apartment complex by the only female architect in Los Angeles at the time, by Edith Mortensen Northman. Most of Wilshire Park was built out by 1926; the graph shows the pattern of development. There are three Wilshire Park homes designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments: the William J. Weber House, pictured above, designed by Lloyd Wright and built in 1921. W. Black Residence, designed by John Frederick Soper and built in 1913. Munson, built in 1923; the area has served as a film and television production location, dating back to the days of the 1925 Buster Keaton comedy classic Seven Chances. With the 1960s, one Wilshire Park home attained TV immortality by serving as the exterior for the Douglas family home on the long-running series, My Three Sons. Wilshire Park was designated a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in 2008, by a unanimous vote of the Los Angeles City Council.
Since 2002, residents had begun advocating the creation of a Wilshire Park historic district in order to prevent teardowns and to encourage residents to only make exterior changes to their homes consistent with the historical period and architectural style of those homes. Wilshire Park was granted an Interim Control Ordinance on November 13, 2006. Wilshire Park became the first neighborhood in Los Angeles history in which residents conducted and completed their own survey and analysis of each home and parcel, overseen by a professional architectural consulting group; this Survey of Historic Resources was self-funded, utilizing no funds from the city. The HPOZ was accomplished after years of door-to-door conversations about preservation, the circulation of a pro-HPOZ petition signed by the majority of residents, many outreach meetings involving panel discussions, frequent discussions of preservation in the neighborhood newsletter, dozens of mailings to residents, as well as a 2007 Home and Garden tour fund-raiser sponsored by affiliate neighborhood West Adams.
In August, 2008, Wilshire Park Association hosted, at the National Register of Historic Places Art Deco landmark Wiltern Theater, a public meeting for all residents regarding the neighborhood's proposed designation as a Historic District known as a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. City officials of the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources held a forum as part of the event attended by over 120 residents at the landmark Ebell of Los Angeles. On November 13, 2008 Wilshire Park was designated as an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. On October 20, 2010, the ordinance was amended to adopt the Wilshire Park Preservation Plan and establish an HPOZ Board shared with the newly adopted Windsor Village and Country Club Park HPOZs. In an effort to streamline the HPOZ process and to make the HPOZ program financially viable, the "Triplets" agreed to share an HPOZ Board and Preservation Plan, while retaining their own HPOZ ordinances, periods of significance, context statements and identity.
In partnership with Hancock Park, the Wilshire Park Association lobbied the city's planners to impose height limits and mandatory free parking on commercial buildings being constructed on the "Park Mile" in the Mid-Wilshire area, a stretch of Wilshire, one of the last undeveloped parcels in Mid-Wilshire. The process began in 1983 and was completed in 1987; the blocks of Wilshire Park between Wilshir
The Lander County High School, at 130 Sixth St. in Austin, Nevada, is a two-story concrete and brick school building built in 1926 with a connected, matching gymnasium, built in 1928. It was designed by Nevada architects George A. Ferris and Son, it was built as a K-12 combined school, built from proceeds of a $55,000 bond. It has since been known as Austin High School and, in 1999, as Austin Elementary School, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Both buildings in the complex are symmetrical and have an "ordered appearance drawn from an Italian Renaissance-Palazzo style, both are constructed predominantly of a warm golden-buff or sandstone colored brick with shaped galvanized iron dentil detailed cornices running around the majority of the buildings' exteriors."The complex is included within the area of the 1971-NRHP-listed Austin Historic District, listed as a gold rush-era mining community, but was not 50 years old and was not considered a contributing property in that district
Little Daylight was an American alternative pop group from Brooklyn, New York. Little Daylight was formed in the spring of 2012 by Nikki Taylor, Matt Lewkowicz, Eric Zeiler. All three stayed at a friend's lake house and began working on remixes of songs from various artists such as The Neighbourhood, Passion Pit, Freelance Whales, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros; the group took its name from the 1871 fairy tale Little Daylight written by George MacDonald and began their career by performing the remixes and their own material they penned while at the lake house. Little Daylight's live performance debut came at SXSW in 2013. In order to not feel pressure of performing in front of a large crowd for the first time, the band made up a fake name and bio for the band, they signed with Capitol Records a short time later. Little Daylight released their first EP in 2013. Titled Tunnel Vision, the EP contained the single "Overdose"; the video for the song was filmed in the streets of Manhattan, after the borough was left without power after Hurricane Sandy.
After the EP release, the band toured with acts such as Charli XCX and Bastille while at the same time working on new material for a studio album. They made their first national television appearance in May 2014 on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Hello Memory was the first album from Little Daylight, it was self-produced by the band members, all three of whom shared producing and songwriting duties. Part of the album was recorded in a carriage house in Brooklyn, New York that the band outfitted with equipment the band had used over the years, finishing the recording in a studio located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, their debut album "Hello Memory" was released on 15 July 2014. It debuted at number 20 on the American Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. In 2016, two of Little Daylight's band members formed the Brooklyn duo Me Not You. Little Daylight's Facebook account now redirects to the new band. Little Daylight official website
Sidney Dean Roberson is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Milwaukee Brewers during their 1995 season. Listed at 5' 9", 170 lb. Roberson batted and threw left-handed, he was born in Florida. The Brewers selected Roberson in the 29th round of the 1992 MLB draft out of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he pitched for the UNF Ospreys, he finished his college career with a 36-6 mark and still holds the career record for the most strikeouts and complete games at UNF. Besides, he was a two-time NAIA All-America pitcher at UNF and majored in accounting in college, getting his degree in 1994 with a 3.91 GPA and highest academic honors. Roberson posted a 12-8 record with a 2.60 earned run average for Class A Stockton Ports in 1993, earning Pitcher of the Year honors in the California League. In 1994, he went 15-8 with a 2.83 at Double A El Paso Diablos, being promoted to Triple A New Orleans Zephyrs in 1995, where he appeared in two games before joining the Brewers in the month of May.
Roberson was 6-4 with a 5.76 ERA for Milwaukee in 26 games, striking out 40 batters while walking 37 in 84⅓ innings of work. However, arm problems surfaced. Following his baseball career, Roberson became a financial adviser and a manager with Morgan Stanley, where he worked for nearly a decade, he joined UBS Financial Services as deputy branch manager of its Jacksonville complex. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota