From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Frankel (born April 2, 1959; New York City, New York) is an American director, screenwriter and executive producer. He is the son of Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The New York Times. He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1996 short film Dear Diary and an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the pilot episode of Entourage (2004), and has since directed the successful studio films The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Marley & Me (2008). His latest effort, the birdwatching comedy The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, JoBeth Williams and Jack Black, will be released in October 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Frankel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.