The Key 2nd ADs on USA Network's Monk say that their rotation lends itself to greater individual involvement with each episode and, ultimately, a more organized show.
Having spent his entire 29-year career at ABC's Chicago owned-and-operated affiliate, Jeff Kos worked his way up from the mailroom to directing the 5 and 10 pm newscasts.
Ronni Fisher remembers picking up pointers from just watching legendary CBS stage manager Jimmy Wall during the US [tennis] Open. It wasn’t long before she got her shot at stage-managing, as well as assistant directing.
Second AD Tony Eng discusses how his experiences being a DGA trainee on ER helped pave the way to working on such diverse TV shows as Liv and Maddie and How to Get Away with Murder.
From Radio City Music Hall to the Oscars to Peter Pan Live!, Stage Manager Lynn Finkel discusses the excitement and pressure of working in live television.