Top Director Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/director The latest Director IAmA's collected from Reddit HealthI am a 33 year old woman who just had brain surgery. I'm only 6 days post op. I had an acoustic neuroma removed, which is a benign tumour of the nerves of the inner ear, but this expanded and was pushing my brain out the way. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6323/i-am-a-33-year-old-woman-who-just-had-brain Proof: tumour before removal http://imgur.com/0nV5OJS Proof: paperwork from physio report http://imgur.com/wyRoNdP

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Scot Armstrong, writer of Old School, Hangover 2, and Road Trip. Season 2 of my show Dice premiers this Sunday on Showtime, so AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6313/i-am-scot-armstrong-writer-of-old-school-hangover The Associated Press is launching Future of Work, a series of stories exploring how technology and global pressures are transforming workplaces across the U.S. and around the world. The first installments went out this week and focus on workers’ relationships with robots, and how automation is changing the availability and nature of employment in manufacturing.

There’s a paradox in how we think of modern American manufacturing jobs.

While it’s true that many of these jobs have gone overseas, U.S. manufacturers have actually added nearly a million jobs in the past seven years, and federal statistics show nearly 390,000 such jobs are unfilled.

But this isn’t the kind of assembly-line work your parents and grandparents did. More and more factory jobs now demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills to run robots. Many of the workers laid off from low-tech factories lack such qualifications, and training opportunities are limited, particularly for older workers. Japan is way ahead of the U.S. in introducing robots to the workplace, but it hasn’t resulted in some of the job reductions observed in other nations. It has also not created the surge in higher-skilled employment. So, it turns out, there are plenty of manufacturing jobs. There just aren’t enough of the right kind of workers to fill them.

Here’s your chance to talk about this with some of the Associated Press journalists who reported these stories in text, photos, video and graphics across three continents. We are writer Dan Sewell and photographer John Minchillo in Cincinnati: business writer Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo: economics editor Fred Monyak in Washington: and enterprise editor Jeff McMillan in Philadelphia. Ask us anything!

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This AMA is now closed. Thanks to everyone who offered questions!

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6301/hello-reddit-i-am-andre-dupuis-cocreator-director Hello Reddit! I am Andre Dupuis, co-creator, director, and cinematographer of the travel shows Departures and Descending. I just finished my latest 6-part series Over the Horizon (My Pacific Quest) now airing on National Geographic and Outside TV. I trained for several years, along with host and adventurer Ellis Emmett, in order to learn how to sail a 56' yacht offshore into the Pacific Ocean. Our mission was to document our adventure exploring some of the most remote islands on Earth. This has been a passion project four years in the making. Ask me anything!

UPDATE: THANK YOU Thanks everyone for the amazing questions and most of all for the incredible support over the years. This was lots of fun! I hope you all get a chance to see Over the Horizon / My Pacific Quest soon. Now get out there and explore this amazing world of ours! -Andre

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/pJcBa

TRAILER: https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/840/9/229202082/808169500.mp4?token=1502756199-0xab74de0526ef11e86e6a5404bd1a87850329d579

https://departuresstore.com

https://www.facebook.com/DescendingTV/

Follow me here:

https://www.instagram.com/andre_dupuis

https://twitter.com/_andredupuis

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewSofia Coppola, writer and director of THE BEGUILED. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6163/sofia-coppola-writer-and-director-of-the-beguiled I’m Sofia Coppola, writer and director of the new film THE BEGUILED, which opens in theaters today. I’ve also written and directed Lost in Translation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6iVPCRflQM) and The Virgin Suicides (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3q2YzKp138).

Ask me anything!

Watch the trailer of The Beguiled: https://youtu.be/_r_FSRbuZ9Y

Proof: https://twitter.com/beguiledmovie/status/877556090409369600

Thank you so much for all the wonderful questions and feedback. I hope you go see The Beguiled in theaters this weekend.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe create VFX globally for movies and TV shows like El Chapo and Scandal. We are the VFX Legion. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6166/we-create-vfx-globally-for-movies-and-tv-shows On June 12, Rotary and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced an extension and increase of their financial commitment in an effort to eradicate polio worldwide once and for all. Additionally, 16 governments and several organizations have just pledged $1.2B to eradicate polio. Rotary has already contributed over 1.6 billion U.S. dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer time to the eradication of polio. When we succeed in eradicating polio, it would become only the second disease to be eradicated by vaccines, the other being smallpox.

Personally, I have known Dr. Salk, creator of the inactivated polio vaccine, and Dr. Sabin, creator of the oral polio vaccine through my work at the National Institutes of Health. In 1979 the last case of endemic polio was reported in the U.S. I, along with Rotary International president, Clem Renouf, brought to Rotary the idea to make it our chief goal to eradicate polio worldwide. For the last 11 years, I have been carrying on the visions of Drs. Salk and Sabin as the vice-chairman of Rotary International’s PolioPlus program, which helps oversee Rotary’s polio vaccination efforts worldwide.

Context:

In 1916, polio was an epidemic in the United States with over 27,000 cases and 6,000 deaths. Following the availability of Dr. Salk’s inactivated vaccine in 1955 and Dr. Sabin’s oral polio vaccine in 1962, polio began to decline in developed countries where they were used. That decline began to accelerate as groups such as Rotary International began to champion the issue in the early 1980s.

Today, polio is nearly eradicated globally, as we’ve seen a 99.9% reduction – from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 6 reported cases so far in 2017. Polio is virtually eradicated, but there is still so much more to do. If we don’t continue to vaccinate, we could see 200,000 new cases every year – giving polio an unprecedented resurgence.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/8b4euv7l1n4z.jpg

EDIT: Thanks very much for all of your questions today. I enjoyed the conversation. For more information, please visit:https://www.endpolio.org/

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
CrosspostDorothy Gasque, Iraq War vet, Bernie delegate, & current candidate for Congress, is doing an AMA in /r/SandersForPresident; follow the link in the text to ask them a question! [xpost] http://www.topiama.com/r/6088/dorothy-gasque-iraq-war-vet-bernie-delegate Update: Back to the #entrepreneurlife... You can find me here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

Update: Starting at 1:40 PM EST.

About: One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $4M to a $45M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

You can find Gary here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps: http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast

Proof: https://facebook.com/events/1034546673313618

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Mon, 29 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHi Fellow Weirdos. Documentary director and writer Erin Lee Carr here to answer questions about HBO's Mommy Dead and Dearest and beyond about the true crime tragedy of the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case. Ask me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6062/hi-fellow-weirdos-documentary-director-and-writer In Mommy Dead and Dearest, provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr (Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop) again explores a crime in the age of social media.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L29EG8b8Gs

Proof: https://twitter.com/erinleecarr/status/864232575811944452

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Wed, 17 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI'm Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger! http://www.topiama.com/r/6029/im-lloyd-kaufman-president-of-troma-entertainment I have loved games all my life, made board games as a kid, started programming computer games in 1975 in college, then professionally since 1980. I was one of the first 10 employees at Lucasfilm Games/LucasArts, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive. More recently I focused on Serious Games in education, health, training, and neuroscience, before becoming Google's Chief Game Designer for 4 years. I quit there last month to get back to my first love: making games people love to play, with cutting edge technology, new creative tech niques, and great collaborators.

Some games I've contributed to include the arcade game Sinistar, LucasArts games like their flight simulator line, as well as Graphic Adventures like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and the first two Monkey Island Games.

Here's a more complete (but still partial!) list: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1657/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/nx8rsfanqjvy.jpg

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Wed, 10 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
RestaurantIamA Experienced Crew Member at McDonalds UK AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6004/iama-experienced-crew-member-at-mcdonalds-uk-ama Me: I've been working for my store for nearly a year. I have four stars however have yet to pick my fourth one up. I'm a 17 year old, turning 18 later this year and aiming to start my pathway to become a Crew Trainer within the next two months.

Any questions, even highly technical ones if I don't know there are various people who can inform me.

Why do one of these so soon after another? Well after viewing it me and my colleagues realised that it spread alot of misinformation therefore I personally want to make sure that doesn't happen.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/gaQW4

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewIamA (Afghanistan Veteran and Filmmaker who documented his experience deploying and the process of returning home. I finally finished my film after 8 years, and published it to YouTube.) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5995/iama-afghanistan-veteran-and-filmmaker-who My name is Tyler Owen Morris. I am a former Marine, and a professional video producer. In 2009 I was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan. I began filming the week I was informed I would be deploying, and now after almost 8 years I have finally completed my first film! "Removed from Reality"

I am told it's quite good, but I'm far too close to it. Several Marines that were on the tour have called it "nostalgic"- which I have taken as a sign that I got something very right about the feeling(s).

I am uncertain to my legal ability to 'sell' the film for distribution, and I really just want people to see my work- so I just put it on YouTube. I hope you watch it, and I hope you get something out of it- I know I got a lot out of making it! Ask me anything!

TLDR; I made a film about the War that I can't sell- so I put it on YouTube.

Proof: https://youtu.be/Sq8WyCNHw1U http://imgur.com/haO9DX9

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewIamA guy that made a movie called SPLIT, an indie romcom about bowling - not the big budget horror movie of the exact same name AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5964/iama-guy-that-made-a-movie-called-split-an-indie We pulled together a little money and shot a boy-meets-girl bowling movie in 2012, released it in 2016, only to find out M.Night was releasing a multiple personalities horror movie just a few months later. It has been and continues to be a pretty hilarious ride, AMA!

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI'm Jesse Burks a practicing surgeon and horror filmmaker. Two of my short films, ONE PLEASE and CURED, have over 3 million views on CryptTV... AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5970/im-jesse-burks-a-practicing-surgeon-and-horror Signing off now - thanks for the questions ! I'll drop in tomorrow to see if I've missed any.

I'm Jesse Burks and I have a practice that focuses on surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle. In 2011 my oldest son, Harley, showed an interest in acting. To support that interest, I bought a simple camera and we started making ridiculous home movies. Since then I've been fortunate to meet several amazingly talented people that have helped me create wonderfully odd, and frequently disturbing, little horror films - films that have played in multiple festivals around the world and on CryptTv. Horror icon Michael Berryman is in both of my films on CryptTv.

Watch Cured: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCrnEUCT8CY

Watch One Please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS8UgWEpXAM

6512 Films Twitter: https://twitter.com/6512_Films

Support One One Please: https://www.facebook.com/One-Please-The-Film-598896193500652/

Support Cured: https://www.facebook.com/curedmovie/

My Practice: http://www.orthosurgeons.com/physicians

My website:https://oddlittlefilms.squarespace.com

Proof: https://twitter.com/CryptTV/status/853984311430701056

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe’re Prison Break Executive Producers Mike Horowitz and Vaun Wilmott and we’re here to talk Season 5 conspiracy theories and what promises to be the biggest escape yet. Ask us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5928/were-prison-break-executive-producers-mike Michael Scofield is alive and back in prison when Prison Break returns April 4th on FOX! You want to know how Michael is alive and why he’s back in Prison? We’re here to answer all your questions.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PrisonBreak/status/847201054286503941

https://i.redd.it/9135zi5wefoy.jpg

Edit: We're amused by how many questions there are asking for spoilers, but sadly for you guys we're not telling. We are excited for you guys to see it week after week. We're really proud of this season and excited to share it with you guys.

Thanks so much for joining us. We're done answering for now! And thanks to Reddit! -Mike and Vaun

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewI am Drew Scanlon, former Giant Bomb video producer, current purveyor of Cloth Map, and Blinking White Guy. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5886/i-am-drew-scanlon-former-giant-bomb-video We are Max Bemis of Say Anything and Anthony Raneri of Bayside! We are about to head out on a co-headline tour together throughout the US, and we're bringing out our friends in Reggie and the Full Effect and Hot Rod Circuit. Come to the tour (grab your tix here - http://sayanything.shofetti.com / http://bayside.shofetti.com) and in the meantime - ask us anything you want right here!

Proof: https://twitter.com/BaysideBand/status/839272468737048577

https://twitter.com/SayAnythingMuz/status/839286224061804544

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe are Casey Johnson, David Windsor and Stacy Traub and are the showrunners of the ABC comedy series, The Real O’Neals. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5881/we-are-casey-johnson-david-windsor-and-stacy My short bio: We are privacy experts fighting for your digital rights in Washington, DC. Broadband privacy is at risk under the new administration. Ask us anything!

reddit.com/u/PublicKnowledgeDC:

Chris Lewis, Vice President at Public Knowledge

Dallas Harris, Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge

reddit.com/u/JayACLU: Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst for the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

reddit.com/u/FPGauravLaroia: Gaurav Laroia, Policy Counsel at Free Press

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/xk1h3

Edit: Thank you for asking such great questions during our AMA hour! We're wrapping up now, at 2:05pm EST, but we'll try to check in later today to see if we missed any.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT