Gregory Pasetta has had a long and varied career as a director, associate director, stage manager and 2nd AD on both variety and scripted series. Pasetta initially started as a stage manager for such televised events as the UCP Telethon, the Soap Opera Awards, Weekend with the Stars, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Comedy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the American Music Awards, as well as the musical variety series Live! Dick Clark Presents. Pasetta has also worked as a 2nd AD and stage manager on the series Full House, as associate director on the quiz show Hollywood Game and as a stage manager on the comedy series Small Wonder.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Debbie Pasetta Palacio is an associate director having worked on such series as Cedric the Entertainer, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Dennis Miller Live, Alf, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance?, among others. She has also served as an associate director on such specials as the SAG Awards, NAACP Image Awards, the Miss America Pageant, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the People’s Choice Awards, among others. In 1987 Pasetta was part of the DGA Award-winning directorial team for the documentary special Liberty Weekend.
Martin Pasetta, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and has worked as a director, stage manager and associate director on a wide variety of musical specials and scripted television. His credits include a longtime association with the Weekend with the Stars Telethon, the Primetime Emmy Awards, The Academy Awards and several AFI Specials. Pasetta’s scripted television work includes the series Robin’s Hoods, Heaven Help Us, Melrose Place, Models Inc., Baywatch Nights, Land’s End and Fame L.A. Pasetta has also directed on several reality television series and talk shows including The Montel William Show, Judge Judy, Animal Court and Shape Up Your Life. Pasetta was nominated for the DGA’s Movies for Television Award in 2001 for Fail Safe. He received a Primetime Emmy nomination for the same project and was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for directing an episode of Trial by Jury in 1987.