Brian McGinn is an Emmy-nominated director and producer of acclaimed TV series and feature documentaries. His feature directorial debut, Netflix’s AMANDA KNOX, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick, an L.A. Times Critic’s Choice, and nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards (Best Documentary, Best Writing for Non-Fiction).
McGinn also directs and executive produces the 4-time Emmy-nominated, IDA award-winning Netflix series CHEF’S TABLE, which he developed with David Gelb. A fourth season of the show, CHEF’S TABLE: PASTRY, was released in April 2018.
Previous work includes the HBO comedy special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD starring Will Ferrell; CHEF’S TABLE: FRANCE, a spin-off of CHEF’S TABLE; the award-winning comedic documentary THE RECORD BREAKER (“one of the best things anywhere” — The New York Times), and a series of multi-million hit viral comedy videos starring Dave Franco, Chris Mintz-Plasse, Alison Brie, Kenny G and Jon Daly for Funny or Die.
Most recently, McGinn directed an episode of the acclaimed 2018 Netflix original documentary series DIRTY MONEY, executive produced by Alex Gibney.
McGinn has also been a contributor to McSweeney’s and The New Yorker and is based in Los Angeles.