Bite-sized blog: Drew Barrymore


DREW BARRYMORE is an actress who jump started her career as a child with Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) and comes from the iconic Barrymore family in Hollywood.

She has tried her hand at directing first with a television documetnary Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start (2004) and then went on to direct the narrative feature film Whip It (2009), a Fox Searchlight film.

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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: Kat Candler


KAT CANDLER’s feature film Hellion (2014), based on a short she directed, premiered at Sundance.

She was one of the directors selected by Ava Duvernay to direct for her series Queen Sugar, Candler’s first foray into television which then led to her directing for the series 12 Monkeys.

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Her Website
Find her on Twitter
Film Financing 101 with ‘Hellion’ Director Kat Candler
Watch: Kat Candler on How Short Filmmaking Encourages Experimentation

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

12 Monkeys (TV Series) (1 episode)

Episode #3.6 (2017)

 2016Queen Sugar (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Next to Nothing (2016)
Where with All (2016)
 2015The Rusted (Short)
 2013Black Metal (Short)
 2012Hellion (Short)
 2009Love Bug (Short)
 2008Quarter to Noon (Short)
 2005Pilot and Olo (TV Short)
 2004Roberta Wells (Short)
 2002The Absence of Wings (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Sophie Huber


SOPHIE HUBER is an actress who has worked as a director in documentary films. She was born in Switzerland and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles.

Her documentary film Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012) about her relationship with Harry Dean Stanton.

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Bite-iszed blog post: Anna Boden


ANNA BODEN has teamed with Ryan Fleck to make several independent films, starting with Half Nelson (2006).

She has also directed for several television series.

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Filmmaker Interview
Interview 1
Interview 2
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Return to Their Sundance Roots with Mississippi Grind

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Billions (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Episode #2.2 (2017)
Magical Thinking (2016)

 2015The Affair (TV Series) (2 episodes)

207 (2015)
203 (2015)

 2011The Big C (TV Series) (2 episodes)

How Do You Feel? (2011)
A Little Death (2011)
 2005Young Rebels (Documentary)
 2003Have You Seen This Man? (Documentary short)

Bite-sized blog post: Ambika Leigh


AMBIKA LEIGH graduated from Los Angeles Film School and was awarded the “Woman to Watch” Award from Women in Media.

She works as an editor, producer and director and started her company On Purpose Pictures to tell stories of all kinds.

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Find her on Twitter
We Make Movies Interview
Switchboard Interview

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Bar Tricks (supervising director) (completed)

 2014Broad Strokes (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Too Late (2014)
Fool Proof (2014)
The Handoff (2014)
Third Date (2014)
#gynothankyou (2014)

 2014WMM Sketch Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Bad News (2014)
 2014Broad Strokes (Short)
 2014Don’t Ask Nancy (TV Series)
 2014/IThe Audition (Short)

 2012-2013Craft Ladies (TV Series) (8 episodes)

Etsy (2013)
Baking (2013)
Corking (2013)
Tie-Dye (2013)
Vision Boards (2012)

Bite-sized blog post: Maggie Kiley


MAGGIE KILEY went to the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women where she segued into directing after a successful acting career. Her short film screened at Tribeca.

Kiley’s debut feature film Brightest Star (2013) received the Panasonic New Filmmaker Grant.

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Find her on Twitter
Her Website
Indiewire Interview
The Moveable Feast Interview

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Caring (TV Series)
 2009Down the Shore (Short)

Bite-sized blog post: Melanie Mayron


MELANIE MAYRON was famous for her role on Thirtysomething which was also the first television series she directed.

She founded a skin care line while continuing to direct for many episodes of television since her Thirtysomething directorial debut.

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015-2016Jane the Virgin (TV Series) (7 episodes)

Chapter Fifty (2016)

 2012-2016Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (7 episodes)

Do Not Disturb (2016)
Free Fall (2014)

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

The Anchor (2016)

 2016Faking It (TV Series) (1 episode)

Game On (2016)

 2015Stitchers (TV Series) (1 episode)

Connections (2015)

 2014-2015Chasing Life (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Rest in Peace (2015)

 2013-2015The Fosters (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Hostile Acts (2013)
 2014Summer with Cimorelli (TV Series)

 2013Hit the Floor (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Moving Screens (2013)
Lights Out (2013)
 2013/IIPlaydate (Video)
 2012Little Women, Big Cars 2 (TV Series)

 2010-2012Army Wives (TV Series) (3 episodes)

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

The Image Issue (2012)

 2012Easy to Assemble (TV Series) (11 episodes)

Bossy Lady (2012)
We’re Finished (2012)
 2011Mean Girls 2 (TV Movie)

 2009-2010Drop Dead Diva (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Crazy (2009)

 201010 Things I Hate About You (TV Series) (1 episode)

Just One Kiss (2010)

 2008-2009Greek (TV Series) (3 episodes)

The Wish-Pretzel (2009)
Dearly Beloved (2009)
The Popular Vote (2008)

 2008-200990210 (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2007-2008The Naked Brothers Band (TV Series) (10 episodes)

Cleveland (2008)
Uncle Miles (2008)
The Bar Mitzvah (2008)

 2008In Treatment (TV Series) (7 episodes)

 2007Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Episode #1.10 (2007)
Episode #1.9 (2007)
Episode #1.7 (2007)

 2006Beyond the Break (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 2005Campus Confidential (TV Movie)

 1998-2002Arli$$ (TV Series) (7 episodes)

End Game (2002)
I Get Involved (2000)

 2001Ed (TV Series) (1 episode)

Closure (2001)
 2001State of Grace (TV Series)

 2000Providence (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Kiss (2000)

 1999Dawson’s Creek (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Homecoming (1999)
Reunited (1999)

 1999Wasteland (TV Series) (1 episode)

Defining Moments (1999)

 1998The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1995-1998New York Undercover (TV Series) (4 episodes)

No Greater Love (1996)
Toy Soldiers (1996)
Internal Affairs (1995)

 1996-1998Nash Bridges (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Downtime (1998)
Trackdown (1996)
 1997Toothless (TV Movie)
 1995Freaky Friday (TV Movie)

 1994Winnetka Road (TV Series) (1 episode)

Women in Love (1994)

 1993Moon Over Miami (TV Series) (1 episode)

Quiero Vivir (1993)

 1993Tribeca (TV Series) (1 episode)

Stepping Back (1993)
 1993Sirens (TV Series)

 1990Thirtysomething (TV Series) (2 episodes)

The Distance (1990)
Going Limp (1990)

Bite-sized blog post: Rachel Grady


RACHEL GRADY co-directs with Heidi Ewing through their company Loki Films – they were nominated for an Academy Award for their film Jesus Camp (2006).

With Ewing she raised funds for their film Detropia (2012) at the Sundance Film Festival where they premiered 12th & Deleware (2010), an HBO Documentary Film.

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WE THE ECONOMY – 20 Short Films you can’t afford to miss


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Find her on Twitter
Loki Films
Detropia Website
Docuweek Interview
Hollywood Reporter: includes VIDEO

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015A Dream Preferred (Documentary short)

 2014Makers: Women Who Make America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)

Women in War (2014)
Women in Comedy (2014)

 2013Vanity Fair: Decades (TV Mini-Series short) (1 episode)

 2013Nine for IX (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

Branded (2013)
 2013The Education of Mohammad Hussein (Documentary short) (co-director)
 2012Detropia (Documentary)

 2010True Life (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2010Freakonomics (Documentary)
 201012th & Delaware (Documentary) (co-director)

 2009NOW on PBS (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2008The Lord’s Boot Camp (TV Movie documentary)

 2006P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2006Jesus Camp (Documentary)
 2005The Boys of Baraka (Documentary)
 2004Mad Justice (Documentary)

Bite-sized blog post: Linda Knowlton-Goldstein


LINDA KNOWLTON-GOLDSTEIN produced Whale Rider (2002) which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Keisha Castle-Hughes. After producing several narrative fiction films she transitioned to director with the documentary The World According to Sesame Street (2006).

Her documentary feature Somewhere Between (2011) premiered at Hot Docs where it won the Sundance Channel People’s Choice Award.

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2016Radical Brownies (Documentary) (filming)
 2014Makers: Women in Hollywood (Documentary)
 2011Somewhere Between (Documentary)

 2006Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)

 2006The Chef & The Architect (TV Movie documentary)