The Directors Label Says “Cut” (Maybe)


Earlier this week, we mourned the loss of big-budget, low-brainpower music videos; now The Playlist is reporting that the Directors Label series–which compiled non-dumb clips from the likes of Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Anton Corbijn–might be finished:

The series also hoped to present the work of Roman Coppola, Shynola and Jean-Baptiste Mondino, plus a separate hip-hop series with Paul Hunter, Little X, and Chris Robinson…

It’s been almost two years since volumes 4-7 and people, myself included, have wondered, “what’s coming next?” Speculation had it that the series was done, so we talked to series creator Richard Brown who didn’t sound very optimistic and at best, the series sounds like its on indefinite hiatus. Brown didn’t say much and only kind of confirmed rumors that Roman Coppola was doing a DVD of his own work (he essentially had heard the same). “I don’t think Palm are doing any more titles,” he said in an email. “I would like to continue the series at some point but for now I’m tied up with film projects.”

Our plea to the powers that be: Please don’t shelve the series before giving The Collected Works Of Brett Ratner a try! We’ve always wanted to know the mis-en-secret to working with both Andy Dick and Jessica Simpson on that “Public Affair” clip!

Directors Label Series Kaput? [The Playlist]