So You Want to Direct TV

Sixteen Professionals Share Their Paths to Success


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About the Book

Becoming a TV director is nothing like other professions. There is no road map. Traditionally, the only way to break in was through access to a powerful mentor to show you the way, but today creative people with a drive to direct are finding their own ways into the industry. In this book of interviews, working TV directors show you exactly how they did it. No two stories are exactly alike. These deeply personal interviews with a racially and culturally diverse range of eight women and eight men are candid and full of practical insights.

For the first time in the 100-plus year history of the entertainment industry there are increasing opportunities to rise into the director’s chair. This book reflects the hope and promise of a new era. Open the cover and discover the mentor you deserve.

About the Author(s)

Jacob Pinger is a Hollywood-based TV director of photography and camera operator with over twenty years of experience.

Bibliographic Details

Jacob Pinger
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 204
Bibliographic Info: 15 photos, glossary
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7958-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4023-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  v
Foreword by Samba Schutte  1
Preface  5
Linda Mendoza  9
Eric Dean Seaton  21
Bethany Rooney  31
Payman Benz  41
Hanelle Culpepper  53
Jay Karas  64
Jude Weng  75
Diego Velasco  86
Geeta Patel  97
Ken Whittingham  110
Zoe ­Lister-Jones 121
Jaffar Mahmood 126
Anya Adams  137
Steven Tsuchida  146
Bill Purple  157
Nicole Rubio  165
Glossary  173
Index  191