Meet the interviewer:
Before becoming an Assistant Director, Jerry Ziesmer received a Masters Degree in Acting at UCLA and appeared in television series like Sam Benedict and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. In 1967, Ziesmer was accepted in to the DGA’s Assistant Directors Training Program (ADTP), launching a long, successful career.
As an AD, Ziesmer has worked on more than 40 films including Apocalypse Now (1979), Rocky II (1979), History of the World: Part I (1981), Annie (1982), Scarface (1983), Short Circuit (1986), Say Anything (1989), Singles (1992), Jerry Maguire (1996), and Almost Famous (2000), for which he also served as associate producer. Ziesmer served on the Western AD/UPM Council from 1987-1998.