Miguel Sapochnik is a well-known name in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ fan as he is the director of the famous GOT. However, he didn’t work on the series before its fifth season. He is even given the name tag of the best director of GOT as he has directed several best episodes of the show.
The hard-working, well-known, successful, and of course handsome Miguel has a handsome net worth. Want to know more about this? Stay with us.
Sapochnik has a net worth of $1 million and his annual salary also matches up to his net worth. During his work in GOT, he earned $600,000 as GOT’s per episodes’ budget is approximate $6 million. In fact, the first season’s budget reached $60 million which subsequently increased in each season.
Sapochnik has directed some of the best episodes such as Season 5’s ‘the zombie-raid extravaganza “Hardhome,” and Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards,” to name a few. In fact, he even won the Emmy award for the best director for the ‘Battle of the Bastards’ episode during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Sapochnik revealed that he was hungry before acknowledging the Academy, HBO, and many others.
Image: Miguel Sapochnik with his Emmy
When GOT revealed that list of directors who will reoccur in the Season 7, it shocked quite a lot of fans as Sapochnik’s name wasn’t there. When asked, Sapochnik’s revealed that he is taking a little break but there are slight chances that he will be back as he said:
“I’m getting a little breather, but hopefully I’ll be back,”
Video: Clip from the Award Winning episode; Battle of the Bastards
Even though Sapochnik’s directions won’t be seen in Season 7, he admitted to actor Rob McElhenney that he will come back in Season 8 which is most probably the last season of the show.
Season 7 will be EPIC. You are in good hands. Wish I could be there this year but there's always a next time... #GOTrocks— Miguel Sapochnik (@MigSapochnik) July 1, 2016
During an interview, Sapochnik revealed that the GOT was shot in natural sunlight. It got quite tough as the videos he shot in morning and afternoon was different as the sun rises from the east and sets from the west. He also revealed that the whole schedule was often changed to adjust along with the sun’s position.
Image: Miguel Sapochnik
Source: etonline .com
Sapochnik is also the director and producer of the 2010 film ‘Repo Men’. Besides, he has also directed ‘Awake’, ‘House’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Mind Games’ episodes and short movie ‘The Dreamer’. He has also worked in ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘The Winter Guest’ as a storyboard artist.
Video: Miguel Sapochnik's interview
At present, Sapochnik is working on a Netflix sci-fi series named ‘Altered Carbon’ in Vancouver and an episode of ‘Iron Fist’ direction will also be done by him.
With so much to offer to the film industry, Miguel has been proving himself all the time. His net worth hints us to the success he has achieved throughout his career. We wish him all the very best for the future.