Directed by Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee is one of the most prolific talents in Hollywood, but unlike
most Hollywood stars and starlets, Smithee doesnąt give interviews,
has never been seen at the Oscars, and has never appeared on TV. Why?
Because he doesnąt exist. Alan Smithee is Hollywood's most common pseudonym,
created by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in 1969 to shield directors
from having their real name used on projects they did not feel represented
their work. DIRECTED BY ALAN SMITHEE, a one-hour film broadcast on AMC,
takes an up-close look at this most mysterious pseudonym, and the conflicts
between the DGA, directors and studios.