Bite-sized blog post: Arlene Sanford

A VERY BRADY SEQUEL, Director Arlene Sanford, on set, 1996, (c)Paramount

ARLENE SANFORD has been directing for television for over thirty years, sitcoms and hour long dramas.

She began by directing a short film with Jamie Lee Curtis and has gone on to be nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.


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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Grace and Frankie (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Episode #3.3 (2017)
Episode #3.2 (2017)
The Road Trip (2016)

 2010-2016Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (9 episodes)

Don’t Look Now (2015)
Bloody Hell (2015)
A Dark Ali (2014)
Bite Your Tongue (2014)

 2015-2016Bones (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2014-2015Nashville (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Road Happy (2014)

 2015Younger (TV Series) (1 episode)

Shedonism (2015)

 2015The Royals (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2013-2014Franklin & Bash (TV Series) (2 episodes)

By the Numbers (2013)

 2014Young & Hungry (TV Series) (1 episode)

Young & Lesbian (2014)

 2014Mind Games (TV Series) (1 episode)

Apophenia (2014)

 2014Men at Work (TV Series) (1 episode)

Post-Posal (2014)

 2013Ravenswood (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013Monday Mornings (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013Necessary Roughness (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Fall Guy (2013)

 2013Emily Owens M.D. (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012White Collar (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012Baby Daddy (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012Jane by Design (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Finger Bowl (2012)

 2012Switched at Birth (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011Harry’s Law (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Insanity (2011)
In the Ghetto (2011)

 2004-2010Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Coming Home (2005)

 2006-2010My Boys (TV Series) (9 episodes)

Carpe Burritoem (2009)
Jack and Bobby (2008)

 2010Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007-2010Medium (TV Series) (9 episodes)

Dead Meat (2010)
New Terrain (2009)
 200912 Men of Christmas (TV Movie)

 2008Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (1 episode)

All by Myself (2008)

 2008Lipstick Jungle (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2008The Starter Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Ex-Files (2008)

 2008Monk (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2004-2008Boston Legal (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Breast in Show (2006)
Schadenfreude (2005)
A Greater Good (2004)

 2008Unhitched (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Psych (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007The Wedding Bells (TV Series) (1 episode)

Fools in Love (2007)

 2006-2007The Game (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Gifted (2006)

 2007Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2006More, Patience (TV Movie)
 2006Women of a Certain Age (TV Movie)

 20063 lbs. (TV Series) (1 episode)

Of Two Minds (2006)

 2005-2006Girlfriends (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2006Pepper Dennis (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2006What About Brian (TV Series)

 2005Love, Inc. (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Hope & Faith (2005)
Bosom Buddies (2005)

 2005Arrested Development (TV Series) (1 episode)

Mr. F (2005)

 2005Weeds (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2005The Bad Girl’s Guide (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2004Kevin Hill (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2003-2004Rock Me, Baby (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Ring of Fire (2003)
Coupling (2003)

 2004I’m with Her (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2003Miss Match (TV Series) (1 episode)

Santa, Baby (2003)

 2003Eve (TV Series) (1 episode)

Player Down (2003)

 2002-2003Everwood (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Deer God (2002)

 2003Dawson’s Creek (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2001-2002Boston Public (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Chapter Nine (2001)

 1997-2002Ally McBeal (TV Series) (7 episodes)

Tis the Season (2000)
Changes (1999)

 2001Go Fish (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Go Wrestling (2001)
Go Student Council (2001) … (as Arlene Sandford)

 2001Once and Again (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2001Ed (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2000-2001Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Krelboyne Girl (2001)
Funeral (2000)
Red Dress (2000)

 2000Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2000Battery Park (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Walter’s Rib (2000)
Black Monday (2000)
Rabbit Punch (2000)

 2000The West Wing (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2000Live Girls (TV Movie)

 1999Wasteland (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1999Ally (TV Series)

 1997Caroline in the City (TV Series) (3 episodes)

 1997Temporarily Yours (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1996The Last Frontier (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Babes in Joyland (1996)
Pilot (1996)

 1995Simon (TV Series) (4 episodes)

 1995New York Daze (TV Series)

 1995The Great Defender (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1995Pig Sty (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Party!!! (1995)

 1995Pride & Joy (TV Series) (1 episode)

Genius (1995)

 1995All-American Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)

Young Americans (1995)

 1994Friends (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1993Arly Hanks (TV Movie)

 1993The Second Half (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Halloween (1993)
Prelude to a Job (1993)
Coughing Up Meat (1993)

 1993Almost Home (TV Series) (4 episodes)

New Moon (1993)

 1993Where I Live (TV Series) (1 episode)

Occupant (1993)

 1990-1992Dream On (TV Series) (11 episodes)

Domestic Bliss (1992)
Pants on Fire (1991)

 1992Camp Wilder (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The First Kiss (1992)
See Spot Go (1992)
Bad Influence (1992)

 1991-1992The Torkelsons (TV Series) (19 episodes)

Aunt Poison (1992)
The Egg and I (1992)
The Long Goodbye (1992)
Say Uncle (1992)

 1991Sisters (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1990-1991True Colors (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Homies Alone (1991)
Soft Shell (1990)

 1990Ferris Bueller (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1990Cop Rock (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Cop-a-Felliac (1990)

 1990Elvis (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Grand Ole Opry (1990)
The Locket (1990)

 1989-1990Open House (TV Series) (6 episodes)

Lost Weekend (1990)
The Bad Seed (1990)
Murder, He Wrote (1989)

 1989Hooperman (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Love Bytes (1989)

 1989Coach (TV Series) (2 episodes)

19 Candles (1989)

 1989Newhart (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1987-1989Duet (TV Series) (20 episodes)

Too Many Cooks (1989)
It’s My Party (1988)
Deja Two (1988)
Partners (1988)

 1988Dear John (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1988Annie McGuire (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Fried Shoe (1988)

 1988Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1988The Wonder Years (TV Series) (1 episode)

Dance with Me (1988)

 1987The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Box (1987)

 1987Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)

Reese’s Friend (1987)
 1986Welcome Home (Short)

 1985Rituals (TV Series) (1 episode)

Episode #1.141 (1985)

Bite-sized blog post: Wendey Stanzler


WENDEY STANZLER began her career as an editor, editing Michael Moore’s breakout documentary Roger & Me (1989) – and has won more than one Emmy for her editing work in television.

She has also directed for numerous television series starting with Sex and the City.

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Podcast about The Arrow

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

G.L.O.W. (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)

Episode #1.2 (2017)

 2015-2016You’re the Worst (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Fix Me, Dummy (2016)
Try Real Hard (2016)

 2016Grace and Frankie (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Party (2016)

 2016Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Paradise Lost (2016)

 2014-2016Sleepy Hollow (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Mama (2014)

 2015-2016Shameless (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Refugees (2016)
Uncle Carl (2015)

 2013-2015Arrow (TV Series) (6 episodes)

Restoration (2015)
Sara (2013)

 2015Chasing Life (TV Series) (2 episodes)

One Day (2015)

 2014-2015About a Boy (TV Series) (2 episodes)

About a Trunk (2015)

 2015The Flash (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2015Gotham (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013-2014Revenge (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Intel (2014)
Blood (2014)
Union (2013)

 2013-2014Switched at Birth (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2014The Tomorrow People (TV Series) (1 episode)

Son of Man (2014)

 2013Glee (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The End of Twerk (2013)
Wonder-ful (2013)

 2011-2013Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Recall Vote (2013)
Leslie vs. April (2012)
Flu Season (2011)

 2013The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

Bed Bugs (2013)

 2010-2013Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Under the Gun (2013)
The Kahn Game (2012)
Reality Bites Me (2010)

 2013Save Me (TV Series) (1 episode)

WWJD (2013)

 2013The Mindy Project (TV Series) (1 episode)

Triathlon (2013)

 2013The New Normal (TV Series) (1 episode)

Dog Children (2013)

 2012-2013Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (TV Series) (3 episodes)

A Reunion… (2012)
Shitagi Nashi… (2012)

 2012Nashville (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011-2012The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Our Town (2012)
Know Thy Enemy (2011)

 2012The Client List (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Acting Up (2012)

 2012Next Caller (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011The Lying Game (TV Series) (1 episode)

Being Sutton (2011)

 2011The Nine Lives of Chloe King (TV Series) (1 episode)

Pilot (2011)

 2011Love Bites (TV Series) (1 episode)

How To… (2011) … (segment “‘Banana Bread’ & ‘Decent Proposal'”)

 2010No Ordinary Family (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009-2010The Middle (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Back to School (2010)
Average Rules (2010)
The Break-Up (2010)
The Scratch (2009)

 2010Huge (TV Series) (1 episode)

Poker Face (2010)

 2010Royal Pains (TV Series) (1 episode)

Frenemies (2010)

 2010Mercy (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2010Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009Eastwick (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009Dollhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Left Hand (2009)

 2007-2009Ugly Betty (TV Series) (4 episodes)

I’m Coming Out (2007)

 2008-200990210 (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Life’s a Drag (2009)
The Jet Set (2008)

 2008Samantha Who? (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007-2008Men in Trees (TV Series) (2 episodes)

History Lessons (2007)

 2007Private Practice (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Big Shots (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Monk (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2006-2007Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Gossip (2007)
Children and Art (2006)
One More Kiss (2006)

 2006Six Degrees (TV Series) (1 episode)

A New Light (2006)

 2006Love Monkey (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Window (2006)

 2005-2006Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Much Too Much (2005)
Deny, Deny, Deny (2005)

 2004Sex and the City (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Ick Factor (2004)

Bite-sized blog post: Rebecca Richman Cohen

Rebecca Richman Cohen

REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN studied law at Harvard and has directed documentaries on the subject. She founded her company Racing Horse Productions to tell stories about social justice.

Her film War Don Don (2010) was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Racing Horse Productions
New Day Films
Code of the West Website
War Don Don Website
Filmmaker Magazine
Harvard Law School


FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2013Defending Gideon (Documentary short)
 2012Code of the West (Documentary)
 2010War Don Don (Documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Lana Wilson

Lana Wilson

LANA WILSON’s feature directorial debut, which she directed with Martha Shane, After Tiller (2013) was part of the POV series and nominated for an Emmy in 2015.

Before directing After Tiller she was the film and dance curator for Performa, the New York biennial of new visual art performance. Her next film Last Call will tackle suicide in Japan.


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Her Website
Find her on Linked In
“After Tiller” Was Nominated For An Emmy
Chicken & Egg Pictures

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

After Tiller (2014)
 2013After Tiller (Documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Patricia Birch

Patricia Birch in attendance for 28th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, Gerald Lynch Auditorium at John Jay College, New York, NY June 7, 2010. Photo By: Rob Rich/Everett Collection

PATRICIA BIRCH is a choreographer and directorIn addition to choreographing for iconic television series (Saturday Night LiveBoardwalk Empire) she has also choreographed for feature films including Penny Marshall’s Big (1988) with the famous scene of Tom Hanks dancing on the life-size piano.

Her directorial credits include Grease 2 (1982). She won an Emmy for directing Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole (1992).

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From Anybodys to Somebody: The Uber-Versatile Pat Birch Gets a Well-Deserved Award
A Life in the Theatre: Choreographer Patricia Birch
 Television Academy
Broadway World

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 1994Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns… and Then Some (Video documentary) (videos “Money Changes Everything”, “True Colors”)
 1987The Gershwin Gala (TV Movie)
 1986Callanetics (Video)
 1982Grease 2

Bite-sized blog post: Millicent Shelton

Millicent Shelton

MILLICENT SHELTON received an MFA at NYU and has gone on to direct for numerous television series. Her entree into the world of film was as a wardrobe assistant on Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989).

Shelton’s feature film directorial debut Ride (1998) and was the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award  for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for her directing of an episode of 30 Rock.

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Find her on Twitter
Find her on Facebook
L.A. TV, Film Production Exodus Affects Bizzers: TV Director Millicent Shelton

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Shots Fired (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)

 2016Empire (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2016The Originals (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2016Shades of Blue (TV Series) (2 episodes)

What Devil Do (2016)
Live Wire Act (2016)

 2014-2016The Flash (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2015-2016Black-ish (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Dr. Hell No (2015)
The Dozens (2015)

 2015Rosewood (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2015Dominion (TV Series) (2 episodes)

The Seed of Evil (2015)

 2014-2015Switched at Birth (TV Series) (2 episodes)

To Repel Ghosts (2015)

 2015Proof (TV Series) (1 episode)

Reborn (2015)

 2015American Crime (TV Series) (1 episode)

Episode Ten (2015)

 2015Dig (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Sisters of Dinah (2015)
Trust No One (2015)

 2014The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013-2014Dallas (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Endgame (2014)
Like a Bad Penny (2014)
Trust Me (2014)
Let Me In (2013)
Trial and Error (2013)

 2014The Divide (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013-2014Hit the Floor (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Steal (2014)
Unguarded (2014)
Turnover (2013)

 2013-2014The Fosters (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Padre (2014)
Clean (2013)

 2014Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Episode #1.8 (2014)
Episode #1.6 (2014)

 2012-2013Parenthood (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Together (2012)

 2013The Hustle (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Rule 4080 (2013)

 2011-2013Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Emily Lake (2011)

 2012Go On (TV Series) (1 episode)

Big League Chew (2012)

 2012Jane by Design (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012Harry’s Law (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012Hornet’s Nest (TV Movie)

 2012Californication (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Ride-Along (2012)

 2010-201190210 (TV Series) (5 episodes)

A Thousand Words (2011)
2021 Vision (2010)

 2011Pan Am (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011Free Agents (TV Series) (1 episode)

Rebranding (2011)

 2011Single Ladies (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Lost Without You (2011)

 2011Awkward. (TV Series) (1 episode)

Pilot (2011)

 2009-2011Men of a Certain Age (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The Great Escape (2011)
The Bad Guy (2010)
Go with the Flow (2009)

 2011Castle (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2010Leverage (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2010Zeke and Luther (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Local Heroes (2010)

 2010My Boys (TV Series) (1 episode)

The NTO (2010)

 2009-201030 Rock (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Floyd (2010)
Apollo, Apollo (2009)

 2010Cougar Town (TV Series) (1 episode)

Rhino Skin (2010)

 2009Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Camel (2009)

 2009Ruby & the Rockits (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2009Saving Grace (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Cavemen (TV Series) (1 episode)

Rock Vote (2007)

 2007Girlfriends (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Spree to Be Free (2007)
Good Grief (2007)
Losing It (2007)

 2007Lincoln Heights (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007The Loop (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Stranger (2007)

 2006Big Day (TV Series) (1 episode)

Boobzilla (2006)

 2006My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2005The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2005Barbershop (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2004Dirty and Dirtier (TV Mini-Series)
 2004ABC/TTV Micro-Mini Series (TV Mini-Series short) (episode “Dirty and Dirtier”)
 2003R. Kelly: The R. in R&B – The Video Collection (Video) (video “Your Body’s Calling”)

Bite-sized blog post: Susan Froemke

Susan Froemke

SUSAN FROEMKE started out as an associate producer for the seminal Maysles brothers film Grey Gardens (1975) and has gone on to let the “truth unfold before [the] camera” through numerous documentaries of her own.

As of the writing of this blog she has won three Emmys.

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AMAZON (Streaming)



Read more about her:


Escape Fire website
Television Academy

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2012Wagner’s Dream (Documentary)

 2011American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2008The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Audition (2008)

 2007The Addiction Project (TV Series) (1 episode)

Insurance Woes (2007)
 2006In Rehearsal: A New Butterfly for the Met (TV Movie documentary)
 2001LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (TV Movie documentary)
 1996Letting Go: A Hospice Journey (Documentary)
 1994Conversations with the Rolling Stones (TV Movie documentary)

 1992America Undercover (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 1992Baroque Duet (TV Movie documentary)
 1991Soldiers of Music (Documentary)
 1991The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (Video documentary)
 1990Christo in Paris (Documentary)
 1988Karajan in Salzburg (TV Special)
 1987Horowitz Plays Mozart (Documentary) (a film by)
 1985Ozawa (TV Movie documentary)