Ziesmer Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jerry Ziesmer

Interviewed by: Yudi Bennett

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 the DGA’s Assistant Directors Training Program (ADTP), launching his long, successful career as an Assistant Director.

Jerry Ziesmer describes getting his first job on Otto Preminger’s Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon.

What it takes to help directors realize their creative vision on screen.

A memorable experience as Assistant Director on Apocalypse Now.