Bite-sized blog post: Martha Coolidge

Martha Coolidge

MARTHA COOLIDGE was the first female president of the Directors Guild of America from 2002-2003. She got her MFA at NYU before moving to Los Angeles to begin her career as a director.

Her first feature film Not a Pretty Picture (1976) is a hybrid documentary fiction film exploring a date rape Coolidge suffered as a young woman. She went on to direct commercial fiction feature films  starting with Valley Girl (1983) which launched Nicholas Cage’s career as well as her own.

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Music, War and Love (filming)
 2016Angie Tribeca (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Famous Ventriloquist Did It (2016)
 2014Madam Secretary (TV Series) (1 episode)
Passage (2014)
 2014The Night Shift (TV Series) (1 episode)
Blood Brothers (2014)
 2014Killer Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
Warrior (2014)
 2013The Glades (TV Series) (1 episode)
Glade-iators! (2013)
 2013Cult (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Good Fight (2013)
 2012The Unknown (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Life Sentence (2012)
Yesterday (2012)
Privacy Settings (2012)
Spare the Child (2012)
 2006-2011CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (5 episodes)
Maid Man (2011)
Fracked (2010)
Redrum (2007)
Living Legend (2006)
 2011Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) (1 episode)
Dream Big (2011)
 2009Tribute (TV Movie)
 2009Psych (TV Series) (1 episode)
Truer Lies (2009)
 2009An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (Video)
 2007Weeds (TV Series) (1 episode)
Shit Highway (2007)
 2007Shark (TV Series) (1 episode)
Porn Free (2007)
 2006Material Girls
 2006Related (TV Series) (1 episode)
Not Without My Daughter (2006)
 2005Huff (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004The Prince and Me
 2003Hidden Hills (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Concert (2003)
 2002Girls Club (TV Series) (1 episode)
Sex, Drugs and Being Madonna (2002)
 2002Sex and the City (TV Series) (2 episodes)
I Heart NY (2002)
 2001The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
 2001Leap Years (TV Series) (1 episode)
Pilot (2001)
 2001The Flamingo Rising (TV Movie)
 2000If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie) (segment “1972”)
 1992Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
 1991Bare Essentials (TV Movie)
 1989Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1988CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
Roughhouse (1988)
 1987Plain Clothes
 1985-1987The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Joy Ride/Shelter Skelter/Private Channel (1987) … (segment “Shelter Skelter”)
Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine (1986) … (segment “Quarantine”)
Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) … (segment “Night of the Meek”)
 1986Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) (1 episode)
Under the Gun (1986)
 1984City Girl
 1978Winners (TV Series) (segment “, “Strawberries & Gold”)
 1978Bimbo (Documentary short)
 1974Old-Fashioned Woman (Documentary)
 1973More Than a School (Documentary)
 1972David: Off and On (Documentary short)

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