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So You Want to Direct TV?

Sixteen Professionals Share Their Paths to Success

Jacob Pinger (author)

ISBN: 9781476679587

Publication Date: Jul 2020

Format: Paperback

Becoming a TV director is nothing like other professions. Traditionally, the only way to break in was through access to a powerful mentor. This book of interviews with working TV directors provides 16 mentors who show you exactly how they did it. These interviews are honest and insightful in-depth portraits of a range of successful women and men.
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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 … until now! This book of interviews with working TV directors provides 16 mentors who show you exactly how they did it. No two stories are exactly alike. These deeply personal interviews are honest and insightful in-depth portraits of a diverse range of successful women and men.  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. Half of the directors interviewed are women, and half men. Together they represent a broadly diverse group. Open the cover and discover the mentor you deserve.
Illustrations 15 photos
Pages 204
Dimensions 254 x 178 x 12
Date Published 30 Jul 2020
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Television   Individual film directors, film-makers   Television production: technical & background skills  
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments –v
  • Foreword by Samba Schutte –1
  • Preface –5
  • Interviews
  • 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
Jacob Pinger is a Hollywood-based TV director of photography and camera operator with over twenty years of experience.

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