VH206 Charles Haid HL 1
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Charles Haid

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Director Charles Haid (Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, ER) discusses his 20-plus year directorial career in episodic television and movies for television, working with Robert Butler on the influential show Hill Street Blues, and his service on the DGA’s Television Creative Rights Committee.

On Hill Street Blues

Director Charles Haid reflects on working with Director Robert Butler on Hill Street Blues and the influence his approach had on Haid and many other one-hour dramas that followed in the 1990s and beyond.

On directing Murder One

Haid recounts his approach to a scene in the noir television series Murder One and how he emphasized the themes of the show within the image.

On working with actors

Haid discusses the importance of instilling confidence in an actor and shares his insight into working with them since he began his entertainment career as one.