PRESS & APPEARANCES

RECENT PRESS

2020

Hollywood Reporter » Kabir was part of this online panel discussing the return to work

Below The Line News » A feature article on Kabir's process directing Never Have I Ever -- calls Kabir an Emmy contender!

TV Insider » A feature article about Kabir directing Never Have I Ever

Script Magazine » A feature article about Kabir directing Never Have I Ever, discussing the details of making two episodes with parallel storytelling, and advice for aspiring filmmakers

Flickering Myth » A feature article about Kabir directing Never Have I Ever, discussing the struggle for identity that first-generation kids (and their families) face

Just Shoot It » Hourlong podcast interview with Kabir detailing how he built a career in Hollywood

Huffington Post India » A feature article about Kabir directing Never Have I Ever, discussing the show's approach to identity and race from an Indian perspective

Washington Post » Article about the industry shutdown, interviews Kabir (PDF)

The Credits (The MPAA's Magazine) » A feature article about Kabir directing Never Have I Ever

Variety » Kabir wrote a short update about the industry shutdown (segment is halfway down the article)

Fansided » Kabir talks about representation and directing Never Have I Ever

Booksmith » Kabir hosted an online book launch event for New York Times writer Sopan Deb's book "Missed Translations" (watch video here)

2019

Vulture » Behind the scenes of the final Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode

AVClub » Review of the sixth Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

AVClub » Review of the fifth Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

2018

Teal Mango » Kabir came in #4 on this list of South Asian Americans in the entertainment industry

AVClub » Review of the fourth Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

Vulture » Kabir is part of this detailed article about making a television episode

No Film School » Article about the panel Kabir was on at SXSW

2017

AVClub » Review of the third Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

Avid » Kabir talks on camera for their "A-List" series

Penn Gazette » Feature article about Kabir's career

Cinemontage » Feature article about Kabir's editing career

Gold Derby » Lists Kabir as a top Emmy contender

AVClub » Review of the second Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

AVClub » Review of the first Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode Kabir directed

2016

The Hollywood Reporter » Selected Kabir as a "Cutting Room Standout" in their Emmys coverage (photo of article)

Hindustan Times » Mentions Kabir's connection to Bollywood and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Post Perspective » Feature article about Kabir's career

2013

CNET » Kabir discusses fans remixing his work on Arrested Development

CinemaEditor Magazine » Feature article on Kabir in their 3rd Quarter issue

Hollywood Reporter » Interview with Kabir about his Emmy Nomination for Arrested Development

Hollywood Reporter » Next moves for the Emmy nominees, including Kabir

Hollywood Reporter » Quick interviews with Kabir and other Emmy nominees

KPCC / NPR » Interview with Kabir about Arrested Development's 2013 season

Pre-2013

Times of India » A 2011 article about Kabir's ties to Bollywood

NBC Diversity » NBC's Diversity Initiative listed Kabir as one of the industry's "People to Watch."

 

RECENT APPEARANCES

2020 » Panelist at Wondercon in Anaheim, CA (event cancelled due to coronavirus)

2019 » Judge, comedy category at Salute Your Shorts film festival in Hollwood, CA

2019 » Panelist at the DGA's Directors Directing Initiative April event: The Sell: Personal Branding, Social Media and Strategic Networking

2019 » Moderator, multiple panels at Avid Connect conference in Las Vegas, NV

2019 » Judge / member of the DGA's Television Mentorship Program Selection Committee

2019 » Taught masterclass presented by NBC and the Alliance of Women Directors, "The Post Process with Director-Editor Kabir Akhtar", part of their Craft Enrichment Series

2018 » Panelist / Breakout Session Leader at the DGA's Directors Directing Initiative November event: Career Workshop

2018 » Panelist / Breakout Session Leader at the DGA's Directors Directing Initiative September lab event: Visual Storytelling: Editing and the Magic that is Post

2018 » Special guest at Talking Story, a one-on-one interview series by the DGA Asian American Committee

2018 » Guest speaker at HBO Access Director Fellowship program

2018 » Speaker at SXSW in Austin - and asked to do an encore session! (panel info and press release)

2018 » Panelist at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival's "Conference for Creative Content"

2018 » Guest speaker at Temple University LA Program

2018 » Guest speaker at University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts House in Philadelphia

2017 » Featured speaker at LA Actors' Tweetup event in Hollywood

2017 » Moderator at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation "Directors on Acting: TV Comedy" event (Panel info, and Video of the panel)

2017 » Panelist at Sight Sound and Story conference in New York

2017 » Panelist at the Avid Connect conference in Las Vegas (press release and video)

2017 » Panelist at the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival State of the Comedy Biz panel

2016 » Panelist at the DGA's fall Director's Development Initiative event The Movie You Cut: Editing and the Magic that is Post in Los Angeles

2016 » Panelist at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation "Editors on Acting: TV Half-Hour Comedy" event (Panel info, and Video of the panel)

2016 » Panelist at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Prime Cuts event in Los Angeles

2016 » Guest speaker at Temple University LA Program

2016 » Award Presenter at ACE Eddie Awards

2015 » Guest Speaker at UCLA, in conjunction with University of Miami film school's "LA Experience" program (also in 2013 and 2011)

2013 » Featured on Art of the Guillotine podcast (full interview)

2013 » Featured speaker at LAFCPUG postproduction seminar in Hollywood (Watch the presentation)

2013 » Panelist at EditFest LA presented by ACE at Universal Studios

2012 » Panelist at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Prime Cuts event in Los Angeles

2011 » Panelist at the Sundance Institute Comedy ShortsLab in Los Angeles. Quoted in IndieWire's Top 15 Tips from the event

2011 » Panelist at a DGA symposium on "Directing the Actor" (DGA Magazine article)