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Frank Darabont Reveals When He Learned to Enjoy Filmmaking In ‘The Director’s Chair’ — Watch

The filmmaker behind "The Shawshank Redemption" gets intimate with Robert Rodriguez in this exclusive clip.

Writer, director and producer Frank Darabont, the man who brought you “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile,” as well as also the aggressively popular AMC show “The Walking Dead,” sits down with famed writer and director Robert Rodiguez on a new episode of “The Director’s Chair.” The two-hour special will premiere on the El Rey Network Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8pm ET.

READ MORE: Watch: Full 50-Minute Episode Of ‘The Director’s Chair’ With Robert Rodriguez And Sylvester Stallone

In this episode, Darabont talks about the joy of filmmaking, his 30-year career and the long road to job satisfaction. The special will also include Jon Favreau, as he discuss his journey from comedian to actor to blockbuster filmmaker. Favreau is well-known for acting in and producing the “Iron Man” trilogy, along with his 2014 comedic drama “Chef.”

Created by Rodriquez, “The Director’s Chair,” is a series of specials featuring one-on-one interviews between him and some of today’s most iconic filmmakers. Past guests have included John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, George Miller, Guillermo del Toro and Robert Zemeckis. The show is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Kick Punch Studios in association with FactoryMade Ventures.

Check out the exclusive clip below, in which Darabont reveals what directing gig he considered to be “a blast.”

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