Bite-sized blog post: Delila Vallot

Delila Vallot

DELILA VALLOT is an actor and dancer who has directed both a feature length fiction film, the thriller Tunnel Vision (2013) and a documentary Can You Dig This (2015).

Can You Dig This tells the story of four gardeners making magic with soil in the urban South Central Los Angeles.

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Her Website
Director Delila Vallot is Ready to Release Her Very Stylized Tunnel Vision to Audiences
Environmental Film Festival

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015Can You Dig This (Documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Yvonne Rainer

 Yvonne RainerYVONNE RAINER was born in San Francisco and made her mark as a dancer and filmmaker in New York City.

Rainer made her first short in 1966 and went on to experiment with the medium, exploring dance, sexuality and feminism.


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Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films at the Getty Center
Strictly Film School
Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer
Senses of Cinema
Yvonne Rainer Dances and Films – Getty website

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 1966Hand Film (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch

JENNIFER LYNCH is the daughter of cult classic director David Lynch but she is also a director in her own right.

Her first feature film Boxing Helena (1995) was plagued with a lawsuit with famous actress Nicole Kidman but was still made and led to a successful career for Lynch directing television and features.

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AMAZON (Streaming)



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More Than David’s Daughter: An Interview with Jennifer Lynch
I didn’t make Hisss: Jennifer Lynch
Jennifer Lynch: a new peak for the daughter of darkness

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 A Fall from Grace (announced)
2016The Last Ship (TV Series) (1 episode)
Sea Change (2016)
2015-2016Quantico (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Answer (2016) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Cover (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2016Recovery Road (TV Series) (1 episode)

Sick as Our Secrets (2016) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2016Second Chance (TV Series) (1 episode)

May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (2016) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2014-2016Teen Wolf (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Codominance (2016) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Perishable (2014) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
I.E.D. (2014) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Silverfinger (2014) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2015South of Hell (TV Series) (2 episodes)

I See You (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
The One That Got Away (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2015The Walking Dead (TV Series) (2 episodes)

JSS (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Spend (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2014-2015Finding Carter (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Riptide (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Something to Talk About (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Love the Way You Lie (2015) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Love Story (2014) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Do the Right Thing (2014) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
 2013Five Directors’ Interpretations of Opening Suite (Short) (segment “Nearly Invisible”)
 2013The Vacation (Short)

 2013Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (1 episode)

Instinct (2013) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2012-2013Psych (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Juliet Wears the Pantsuit (2013) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Cirque du Soul (2013) … (as Jennifer Lynch)
Autopsy Turvy (2012) … (as Jennifer Lynch)

 2013The Trouble with Billy (TV Series) (1 episode)

Pilot (2013)
 2012/IChained (as Jennifer Lynch)
 2010Hisss (as Jennifer Lynch)
 2008/ISurveillance (as Jennifer Lynch)

Bite-sized blog post: Lesli Linka Glatter

Leslie Linka Glatter

LESLI LINKA GLATTER was a graduate of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women in 1984 and went on to Academy Award nominations and Emmy wins.

On Homeland Glatter was not only a regular director but also a producer.

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AMAZON (Streaming)



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‘Homeland’ Exec Producer Lesli Linka Glatter on TV Diversity: Nothing’s Changed in 25 Years
Huffington Post

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Six (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes) (filming)

Episode #1.2 (2017)
Pilot (2017)

 2012-2015Homeland (TV Series) (13 episodes)

A False Glimmer (2015)
Oriole (2015)
Long Time Coming (2014)
Shalwar Kameez (2014)
The Drone Queen (2014)
The Star (2013)
Still Positive (2013)

 2013-2015Ray Donovan (TV Series) (2 episodes)

New Birthday (2013)

 2014The Leftovers (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2013Masters of Sex (TV Series) (1 episode)

Fallout (2013)

 2012-2013The Newsroom (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Willie Pete (2013)

 2013Justified (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Hatchet Tour (2013)

 2013The Walking Dead (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Suicide King (2013)

 2012Last Resort (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2012Nashville (TV Series) (1 episode)

Move It on Over (2012)

 2012Boss (TV Series) (1 episode)

Ablution (2012)

 2010-2012True Blood (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Sunset (2012)
Night on the Sun (2010)

 2012Lauren (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The Suck (2012)
The Third Man (2012)
The Report (2012)

 2010-2012Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (3 episodes)

unmAsked (2012)
Pilot (2010)
 2011Grace (TV Movie)

 2011The Playboy Club (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2011The Chicago Code (TV Series) (2 episodes)

The Gold Coin Kid (2011) … (as Leslie Linka Glatter)

 2009-2010Lie to Me (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Unchained (2009)

 2007-2010Mad Men (TV Series) (6 episodes)

The Benefactor (2008)
5G (2007)

 2010The Good Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)

Boom (2010)

 2007-2009House M.D. (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Wilson (2009)
The Greater Good (2009)
You Don’t Want to Know (2007) … (as Lesli Glatter)

 2009The Mentalist (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Red Scare (2009)
Crimson Casanova (2009)

 2009Weeds (TV Series) (1 episode)

Su-Su-Sucio (2009)

 2009The Unit (TV Series) (1 episode)

Endgame (2009)

 1995-2008ER (TV Series) (13 episodes)

The High Holiday (2008)
Out on a Limb (2006)
Fear (2004)
Get Carter (2004)
Flight of Fancy (2000)
The Domino Heart (2000)
Vanishing Act (1998)

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

 2008Swingtown (TV Series) (1 episode)

Friends with Benefits (2008) … (as Lesli Glatter)

 2007Journeyman (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2007Heroes (TV Series) (1 episode)

Chapter Five ‘Fight or Flight’ (2007) … (as Lesli Glatter)

 2007Heartland (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2006Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2006The Closer (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Other Woman (2006)

 2006The Evidence (TV Series) (1 episode)

Stringers (2006)

 2002-2006The West Wing (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Impact Winter (2004)
Full Disclosure (2004)
Abu el Banat (2003)
Disaster Relief (2003)
Election Night (2002)

 2005Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (1 episode)

Let It Be (2005)

 2005Revelations (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)

Hour Six (2005)
Hour Five (2005)

 2005Jonny Zero (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2005Numb3rs (TV Series) (1 episode)

Prime Suspect (2005)

 2005The O.C. (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Family Ties (2005) … (as Lesli Glatter)
 2003Newton (TV Movie)

 2002Presidio Med (TV Series) (1 episode)

Do No Harm (2002)

 2000-2002Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Rory’s Dance (2000)
Pilot (2000)
 2002In My Life (TV Movie)
 2001The Big House (TV Movie)

 1999-2001Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Sacrifice (2001)
A Single Life (1999)

 2001Citizen Baines (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Appraisal (2001)

 2001Third Watch (TV Series) (1 episode)

True Love (2001)

 2000Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 1998Buddy Faro (TV Series) (1 episode)

Touched by an Amnesiac (1998) … (as Lesli Glatter)

 1998Brooklyn South (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Gay Avec (1998)

 1996Murder One (TV Series) (1 episode)

Chapter Eighteen (1996)

 1994NYPD Blue (TV Series) (2 episodes)

A Sudden Fish (1994)
 1994State of Emergency (TV Movie)
 1994Birdland (TV Series)
 1993Black Tie Affair (TV Series)

 1992On the Air (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Episode #1.5 (1992)
Episode #1.2 (1992)

 1990-1991Twin Peaks (TV Series) (4 episodes)

Episode #2.16 (1991)
Episode #2.6 (1990)
Episode #2.3 (1990)
Episode #1.6 (1990)

 1990Brewster Place (TV Series) (1 episode)

Gone Fishing (1990)

 1988Vietnam War Story (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Promise (1988)
 1987Into the Homeland (TV Movie)

 1986-1987Amazing Stories (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Without Diana (1987)

Bite-sized blog post: Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer

Born in Hollywood BARBARA HAMMER’s grandfather was a cook for D.W.Griffith and she went on to direct experimental films exploring gender roles.

She has directed over forty films and videos and is considered among the first to create lesbian themed work in the United States.

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PURCHASE DVDs on her website


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HAMMER!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life by Barbara Hammer


Find her on Twitter
Her Website
Inside Out 2015 Women Directors: Meet Barbara Hammer – ‘Welcome to This House, a Film on Elizabeth Bishop’
Creative Capital

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015Welcome to this House (Documentary)
 2011Maya Deren’s Sink (Video documentary short)
 2010/IIGenerations (Documentary)
 2007Diving Women of Jeju-do (Video documentary short)
 2007Fucking Different New York (segment “Villa Serbolloni”)
 2003Resisting Paradise (Documentary)
 2000History Lessons (Documentary)
 1998The Female Closet (Documentary)
 1996Tender Fictions (Documentary)
 1995Out in South Africa (Documentary)
 1992Nitrate Kisses (Documentary)
 1991Vital Signs (Short)
 1990Sanctus (Short)
 1989Hot Flash
 1989Still Point (Short)
 1988Endangered (Short)
 1987Place Mattes (Short)
 1986Snow Job
 1985Optic Nerve (Short)
 1985Tourist (Short)
 1984Parisian Blinds (Short)
 1983Bent Time (Short)
 1982Pond and Waterfall (Short)
 1981Pools (Short)
 1979Dream Age
 1979Women I Love (Short)
 1978Double Strength (Documentary short)
 1978Sappho (Short)
 1976Multiple Orgasm (Short)
 1974Dyketactics (Short)
 1974Sisters! (Documentary short)
 1973A Gay Day (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Jamie Babbit

Director Jamie Babbit attends a screening of "Drop Dead Diva" at the 29th annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at Directors Guild Of America on July 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

JAMIE BABBIT began her career working on the sets of influential directors such as Martin Scorcsese and David Fincher before directing her first feature film But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) which premiered at Sundance.

She has directed for numerous television shows.

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AMAZON (Streaming)



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Gamechanger Films
‘Addicted to Fresno’ Director Jamie Babbit on Hiding Pregnancies and Embracing Diversity

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Supergirl (TV Series) (1 episode)
Childish Things (2016)
 2016Brothers in Atlanta (TV Movie)
 2015The Grinder (TV Series) (1 episode)
Giving Thanks, Getting Justice (2015)
 2014-2015Married (TV Series) (9 episodes)
1997 (2015)
The Cruise (2015)
Murder! (2015)
The Sandwich (2015)
Aftershocks (2015)
Thanksgiving (2015)
Invisible Man (2014)
The Playdate (2014)
Uncool (2014)
 2015Addicted to Fresno
 2014-2015Girls (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz (2015)
Free Snacks (2014)
 2014-2015Looking (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Looking for Glory (2015)
Looking for Gordon Freeman (2015)
Looking for a Plus-One (2014)
 2015Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (1 episode)
Defense Rests (2015)
 2014Playing House (TV Series) (1 episode)
Bird Bones (2014)
 2014Super Fun Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
Let the Games Begin (2014)
 2009-2013Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) (9 episodes)
The Kiss (2013)
Pick’s & Pakes (2012
Winning Ugly (2012)
Change of Heart (2011)
Prom (2011)
Hit and Run (2011)
Last Year’s Model (2010)
The Long Road to Napa (2010)
The Magic Bullet (2009)
 2012-2013Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Dance with the Devil (2013)
In Over Your Head (2013)
Throwing Down the Gauntlet (2012)
 2013Made in Cleveland (segment “Fucking Cleveland”)
 2013Golden Boy (TV Series) (1 episode)
Scapegoat (2013)
 2012-2013Go On (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Pass Interference (2013)
Bench-Clearing Bawl (2012)
 2012Emily Owens M.D. (TV Series) (1 episode)
Emily and… the Question of Faith (2012)
 2012Breaking the Girls
 2012Bunheads (TV Series) (1 episode)
Movie Truck (2012)
 2012Smash (TV Series) (1 episode)
Let’s Be Bad (2012)
 2012Revenge (TV Series) (1 episode)
Duress (2012)
 2011Mr. Sunshine (TV Series) (1 episode)
Cohen and Donovan (2011)
 2011Love Bites (TV Series) (1 episode)
Boys to Men (2011)
 2010-2011United States of Tara (TV Series) (4 episodes)
The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp (2011)
The Road to Hell Is Paved with Breast Intentions (2011)
Open House (2010)
The Family Portrait (2010)
 2010Gigantic (TV Series) (1 episode)
All In (2010)
 2010The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
Nevada v. Rodgers (2010)
 2010The Middle (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Halloween (2010)
Signals (2010)
The Jeans (2010)
 2010Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Perfect Storm (2010)
 2009Cougar Town (TV Series) (1 episode)
You Wreck Me (2009)
 200990210 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Environmental Hazards (2009)
The Dionysian Debacle (2009)
 2009The Assistants (TV Series) (pilot episode)
 2009Reaper (TV Series) (1 episode)
To Sprong, with Love (2009)
 2009The Unusuals (TV Series) (1 episode)
One Man Band (2009)
 2009In the Motherhood (TV Series) (1 episode)
Practice What You Preach (2009)
 2009Castle (TV Series) (1 episode)
Always Buy Retail (2009)
 2007-2008Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series) (2 episodes)
The Summer House (2008)
The Wedding (2007)
 2008Eli Stone (TV Series) (1 episode)
Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2008)
 2008Swingtown (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Get Down Tonight (2008)
Cabin Fever (2008) 2007-2008The L Word (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Look Out, Here They Come! (2008)
Lexington and Concord (2007)
 2007Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series) (1 episode)
First Night Out (2007)
 2007Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
Dare Devil (2007)
 2007The Riches (TV Series) (1 episode)
Waiting for Dogot (2007)
 2001-2007Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (18 episodes)
Farewell, My Pet (2007)
To Whom It May Concern (2007)
Driving Miss Gilmore (2006)
The Perfect Dress (2006)
Blame Booze and Melville (2005)
How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod? (2005)
So… Good Talk (2005)
Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin’ the Twist (2004)
Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out (2003)
Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003)
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 2007Itty Bitty Titty Committee
 2006Ugly Betty (TV Series) (1 episode)
Trust, Lust and Must (2006)
2006Alias (TV Series) (1 episode)
I See Dead People (2006)
 2005Inconceivable (TV Series) (1 episode)
Balls in Your Court
 2005The Quiet
 2004A Memoir to My Former Self (Short)
 2004Wonderfalls (TV Series) (1 episode)
Barrel Bear (2004)
 2003-2004Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Mrs. Grubman (2004)
Christian Troy (2004)
Cara Fitzgerald (2003)
 2003Miss Match (TV Series) (1 episode)
Who’s Sari Now? (2003)
 2002-2003Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (3 episodes)<
Baby: Part 2 (2003)
Forbidden Girlfriend (2002)
Clip Show (2002
 2002The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
Carfool (2002)
 2002Ed (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Road (2002)

 2002Maybe It’s Me (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2001/IStuck (Short)

 1999-2001Popular (TV Series) (11 episodes)

Promblems (2001)
Coup (2001)
Timber! (2000)
Caged! (2000)

 1999Undressed (TV Series) (5 episodes)

Strip Poker (1999)
Er, Um, Love (1999)
 1999Sleeping Beauties (Short)
 1996Frog Crossing (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Nina Menkes

Nina Menkes

NINA MENKES studied film at UCLA where she first began collaborating with her sister Tinka Menkes who served as her actress and muse on several projects. As a director she has worked in all areas of production, writing, editing, working camera and sound on her projects.

Menkes’ films have been known to challenge the viewer (especially the male viewer) nonetheless films including Phantom Love (2007), The Bloody Child (1996) and Queen of Diamonds (1991)  have found a home at mainstream festivals such as Sundance because of their boldness and craft. Sundance also embraced her New Media project The Crazy Female Bloody Center (2000).

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Nina Menkes Website
A Cinematic Sorceress of the Self
Fandor’s Fix gives female directors a vital platform
Director Nina Menkes on Knowledge, Film and Faith

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2005Massacre (Documentary) (co-director)
 1983The Great Sadness of Zohara (Short documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Maya Deren

Maya Deren

MAYA DEREN began her career studying literature and as a photographer and then went on to make her mark as an experimental filmmaker with films such as Meshes of the Afternoon (1943).

Deren was the first filmmaker to receive a Guggenheim grant in 1947. She died in 1961 at the age of 44 of a brain hemhorrage.

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Read more about her:

Essential Deren Collected Writings

Senses of Cinema
The Principle of Infinite Pains: Legendary Filmmaker Maya Deren on Cinema, Life, and Her Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers
In the Mirror of Maya Deren documentary presskit

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

1985Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Documentary) (original footage)
 1958The Very Eye of Night (Short)
 1944At Land (Short)
 1944The Private Life of a Cat (Short documentary) (co-director)
 1944Witch’s Cradle (Short)