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Directing TV Comedy ft. Alethea Jones (Queen America/Wrecked) (PT118)

Alex and Nick invite Alethea Jones, director on Queen America, Wrecked and Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, to discuss what goes behind directing TV comedies and half-hour shows.

What is the role of a director in television? How can writers better convey action for directors? How does a director work with a TV writer on set? What are differences between directing children’s television and comedies? How do directors handle crossboarding? What are the responsibilities of being a producing director?

The Paper Team takes the shot…

PT118 Alethea Jones



Directing for TV comedies and dramas with Alethea Jones (00:43)
Final Advice, Resources and Next Week On (44:27)


Alethea Jones on Twitter
Queen America on Facebook
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
Strictly Ballroom
Gretchen Enders
Charles Randolph
Babylon Berlin


Shot Designer

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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