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"First Family" Warner Bros
Associate Producer - 2nd Unit Director
Feature starring Bob Newhart & Gilda Radner

"Hypernauts" ABC
Directed Primetime Pilot and episode of series
combining youth live action/science fiction with CGI and puppetry

"L.A. Law" NBC
"Silence is Golden" episode (right before series was cancelled, alas!)

"The Secret World of Alex Mack" NICKELODEON
Popular series about girl with magical powers and moral dilemmas;
Live action and special effects

"God, The Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes" CBS
Produced and Directed multi-Award winning
Schoolbreak Special starring Roxana Zal
(Received an Emmy, 5 Emmy nominations
and a DGA Directing Award nomination)

"The Secret World of Dreams" NBC
Segments of 2-hour primetime Special, including
and documentary interviews
"Lifestories with Gabrielle Carteris: Rough Love" FOX
Directed MTV-style dramatizations and
segments for Special on Dating Violence

"Just For Me" PBS
Drama/Comedy kids series
"Psychology: The Study of Human Behavior" PBS
Produced & Directed 4 of the series' half-hour shows;
(Received Series Emmy )
Reality Television:
Wrote/Produced/Directed over 60 segments
of Reality Television for CBS, NBC, USA,
Discovery Channel and Syndication, including:
"Rescue 911",
"Missing Reward"
"Real-Life Heroes" (pilot)
"World of Wonder"
"I-Witness Video"
"Real Stories of the Highway Patrol"


Credits upon request


"The Tie That Binds"
"Hoofin' It"
"Women's Work"

Independent script selected for development
at the Sundance Lab, "Changes in Latitudes"
Various feature/MOW projects optioned

or network developed.

Emmy, DGA Television Directing Award Nomination,
and 5 Emmy Nominations for CBS
"God, The Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes"
(Producer/Director 1-hour drama starring
Roxana Zal, Millie Perkins & Jere Burns)
Series Emmy for PBS
"Psychology: The Study of Human Behavior"

Women In Film Lillian Gish Award of Excellence
"Listen To Me"
(Director, Dramatic Short)
Emmy Nomination for NBC Documentary Special

"Mommy Who?"
Cine Golden Eagles: Multiple Awards for various

short films, including American Film Institute's
"The Tie That Binds"
starring James Keach.

First woman chosen for pilot IATSE-AMPTP Camera Training Program in 1975.
Member of International Cinematographers Local 600 (inactive) with credits on features such as
"Heaven Can Wait," "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," "China Syndrome," "Richard Pryor Live,"
Gigolo," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "George Stevens: American Filmmaker," & "Cat People"
Filmmaking Grant/Awards from:
Ford Foundation (film study in Czechoslovakia),
California State
Fellowships, American Film Institute, Universal Studios Internship, DGA Educational and
Benevolent Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council.

I really love making movies, and I'm always looking for interesting projects to direct. I have a diverse
background in visual storytelling, including film
studies in the USA (Stanford/UCLA) and
Czechoslovakia, worldwide
travel on assignment, writing/directing/producing & camerawork,
and pioneering work as a woman filmmaker in all these areas. I'm well-read, well-traveled and
well-rounded, and love the leadership
and process of making movies. I've frequently worked with kids
and non-actors, coaxing successful performances from both. I have a good eye for visualizing
material, and enjoy the collaboration
of moviemaking. Most important, I feel, is fulfilling the story.
Mentored early in my career by Editor/Executive Verna Fields
(I was invited to edit independent
films in Verna's home studio)
and Directors of Photography William Fraker, John Alonzo and
John Bailey (among the first to hire women on their camera crews), I spent twenty years working
within the Hollywood system.
Since 1988 I've been writing, producing and directing exclusively.
Active in mainstream DGA work as well as independent production
(including low budget drama,
educational, PBS, and documentary),
I consider my years of experience to be an asset to any production.
P.S. Always on time & on budget!

Directors Guild of America
Writers Guild of America West
IATSE International Cinematographers Local 600
Behind the Lens: An Association of Professional Camerawomen (founding member)

Fluent French and conversational German
Worked as a horse trainer on 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
Avid organic gardener
Chinese culture and politics....
....and MOVIES!

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