Emmys 2012: Peter Berg: Rahm Emanuel Shook Me Down for Money in College (Q&A)


A version of this story originally appears in the June 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Peter Berg -- actor-director-producer and boxing gym proprietor -- is no stranger to documentary. He directed the30 for 30 ESPN film King’s Ransom about Wayne Gretzky’s 1988 defection to the Los Angeles Kings. But last year he helmed his first longform documentary series, HBO’s On Freddie Roach, about Manny Pacquiao’s trainer. The six-episode program is a hopeful Emmy contender in the nonfiction series category. And while, Berg, 50, still enjoys steering big-budget movies, he says documentary filmmaking gives him "creative balance." Read More...



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