Miguel Arteta

Miguel Arteta is a Puerto Rican filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. His latest film, Beatriz at Dinner, written by regular collaborator Mike White and starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton and Jay Duplass, was released by Roadside Attractions earlier this summer . He won an Independent Spirit Award for his first feature, Chuck & Buck (2000), written by Mike White. It premiered and found distribution at the Sundance Film Festival, as did Star Maps (1997) and The Good Girl (2002). Has also directed Youth in Revolt (2009), with Michael Cera; Cedar Rapids (2011), with Ed Helms and John C. Reilly; and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Arteta’s TV work includes Freaks and Geeks, The Office, Six Feet Under, Enlightened, New Girl, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, American Horror Story and Getting On. He studied film with Jeanine Basinger at the Wesleyan Film Program and has taught at the Sundance Institute’s Directors Labs and at the Middle Eastern Film Lab in Jordan. (Picture by Lacey Terrell.)

Talks

Puerto Rico After Maria

By Miguel Arteta | October 11, 2017

Puerto Rico After Maria

Director Miguel Arteta on his memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, and the uncertain future the island now faces.

Patrick Brice (The Overnight) Talks with Miguel Arteta (Beatriz at Dinner) for the Talkhouse Podcast

By Patrick Brice | August 10, 2017

Patrick Brice (The Overnight) Talks with Miguel Arteta (Beatriz at Dinner) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The two directors, both currently making movies for the Duplass brothers, talk about their upcoming projects, parenthood, Trump, and more.