Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors
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From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes.
Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.
an Emmy Award for outstanding directing for Anne Frank: The Whole Story. Digital Dreams is based on Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s attempts to computerize his memories and related artifacts to preserve his life, despite interruptions by characters played by James Coburn and others. Wyman portrays himself in this surreal drama/comedy. Helena Bonham Carter received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying Marina Oswald in Fatal Reception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, which detailed her life as a
reached a tragic end when he was killed in 1988, an event that became a rallying point for environmentalists working to save the rainforests. The source book was by Andrew Revkin, adapted by William Mastrosimone, Ron Hutchinson, and Michael Tolkin for HBO, and photographed in the forests of southern Mexico by John R. Leonetti. Raul Julia delivered one of his finest performances as Mendes. Both Frankenheimer and Julia won Emmy Awards, and the film received nominations for outstanding movie, the
that the state’s antiquated system and backwater attitudes keep them poor and outside the law. Cynthia Gibb portrays a rape victim in Sin & Redemption. Charlayne Woodard portrayed Olympian Gail Devers for Barnette, supported by Gossett and Kelly. In Close to Danger, Lisa Rinna portrays a college coed typist who discovers that the mystery novelist (Rob Estes) for whom she’s working is planning on carrying out his fictional murder in real life. Miracle’s Boys starred the trio of Sean Nelson, Pooch
Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987, aka Natica Jackson, aka Power, Money and Murder) Specials: The Ages of Man (1966), The Three Sisters (1966), Mark Twain Tonight! (1967), Johnny Belinda (1967), The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972), Thanksgiving Treasure (1973, aka The Holiday Treasure), Easter Promise (1975), You Can’t Take It with You (1979) Movies/Miniseries: In Search of America (1971), Winner Take All (1975), The Adams Chronicles (1976–77, mini, co-directed with Fred Coe, Barry
(1972, mini, co-directed with Gerald Blake, John Howard Davies, Alan Clarke, Robert Knights), Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974, mini), The Adams Chronicles (1976, mini, co-directed with Paul Bogart, Fred Coe, Barry Davis, Bill Glenn, Anthony Page), Kean (1978), The Day Christ Died (1980), 80 Directors, A–L Unity (1981), The Kingfisher (1983), Mrs. Silly (1983), Oxbridge Blues (1984, mini, co-directed with Frederic Raphael, Richard Stroud), Fortunes of War (1987, mini), A Little Piece of