Meet the interviewer:
Michael Pressman began acting professionally at age 12 and studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University before becoming a director and producer in film and television.
Among his feature directing credits are The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Boulevard Nights, Some Kind of Hero, Doctor Detroit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, and most recently, the independent feature Frankie and Johnny are Married, which he also wrote and starred in. His extensive episodic television credits include directing and producing the pilot for Chicago Hope, serving as co-executive producer of the award-winning series Picket Fences and executive producing and directing episodes of Chicago Hope; Picket Fences; The Practice; The Guardian and most recently, Blue Bloods. He received Emmys for his work on Picket Fences in 1993 and 1994 and was nominated for an Emmy and a DGA Award for Chicago Hope. Michael has also directed many movies for television, among them The Imposter, To Heal a Nation, and A Season for Miracles.
Michael Pressman served on the DGA’s Eastern Directors Council from 2007-2009.