R.J. Cutler is an acclaimed filmmaker best known for his movies The War Room and The September Issue and his television series American High and 30 Days. In 2009, Cutler produced and directed The September Issue, the feature documentary about legendary Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. which won the Best Cinematography prize at the Sundance Film Festival and enjoyed successful theatrical runs throughout the world. Cutler began his career producing The War Room, the Oscar-nominated documentary about Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for the presidency.
Other projects include the films A Perfect Candidate and Thin and over twenty television series, including American High, 30 Days, Black White, Freshman Diaries, The Residents, Flip that House and Military Diaries. Cutler has won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and a GLAAD Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Producer's Guild Award and an Independent Spirit Award among others. Last year, Cutler received the Television Academy’s prestigious Honor Award for his work “creating television with a conscience,” and the Museum of Television and Radio held a five-day retrospective in celebration of his work.