R.J. Cutler

R.J. Cutler is an award-winning producer and director whose documentary films include The War Room, A Perfect Candidate, The September Issue, The World According to Dick Cheney, Thin and Listen to Me Marlon. He has also been a pioneer in the area of non-fiction television, having created such landmark programs as American High, Freshman Diaries, 30 Days and many others. Cutler’s scripted work includes conceiving and directing Nashville, and directing the feature film If I Stay, starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Currently, he is the creator and executive producer of The Oval Office Tapes, a weekly scripted podcast that takes listeners inside the workings of the current presidential administration. Cutler is the recipient of two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, a GLAAD Award, two Cinema Eye Awards, and two Television Academy Honor Awards, and The War Room was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2009, the Museum of Television and Radio held a four-day retrospective of his work. Cutler and his wife Jane live in Los Angeles with their daughter Madeleine, their son Maxwell, and their dog Dexter.