One is known for creating haunting creatures from dark fantasy worlds, and the other has created some of the most memorable dialogue and larger-than-life characters in cinema history. Guillermo del Toro and Quentin Tarantino have different styles, but both are hard-working, well-respected writer/directors who make remarkable movies. This summer, film fans can see Robert Rodriguez conversing with both del Toro and Tarantino in new installments of The Director’s Chair.

A new hour-long series that debuted on May 10th with guest John Carpenter, ‘The Director’s Chair' features filmmaker Robert Rodriguez sitting down and discussing the journey and craft of making movies with a different iconic director in each of the ten primetime installments. Rodriguez's sit-down with del Toro will premiere on Wednesday, July 30th at 9pm ET/PT, while the conversation with Tarantino will be split into two segments, with Vol. 1 set to air on Wednesday, August 13th and Vol. 2 debuting two weeks later on August 27th. We have the official press release with full details and a few photo stills from the episodes:

Beverly Hills, CA - July 10, 2014 - "El Rey Network announced plans to debut two new and exciting installments of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair," a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry's most notable directors engaging in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.

Premiering Wednesday, July 30 at 9 PM ET/PT, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, Robert Rodriguez sits down with longtime friend and Oscar nominated director Guillermo del Toro to discuss his journey from artist to director/producer. From groundbreaking Pan's Labyrinth to Hellboy to Pacific Rim to his upcoming series, The Strain, Del Toro reveals the madness behind his monsters.

In August, Rodriguez explores the world of cinema with frequent collaborator Quentin Tarantino. Airing in two installments (Vol. 1 premieres Wednesday, August 13, 9 PM ET/PT; Vol. 2 on Wednesday, August 27, 9 PM ET/PT, the two discuss Tarantino's film career through the lens of their 20-year friendship, using never-before-seen personal footage to discuss topics from screenwriting and camera placement to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu.

Robert Rodriguez said: "These are engaging conversations that shed light on the minds of today's greatest filmmakers. Both Guillermo and Quentin have a deep and abiding love of cinema and that made our dialogue both revealing and entertaining. It is a privilege to have a forum like 'The Director's Chair' to share our passion and give viewers an inside look at the creative process."

"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Skip Film in association with FactoryMade Ventures. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Skip Chaisson, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa."

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