Ziesmer Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jerry Ziesmer

Interviewed by: Yudi Bennett

Jerry Ziesmer discusses his extensive career as an Assistant Director on films like Apocalypse Now, Rocky II, Scarface, Jerry Maguire, and Almost Famous.  He also describes his service to the Guild as Chair of the AD/UPM Council and helping to establish a Mentorship Program for women and minority members.

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

Ziesmer explains what an assistant director must do to help directors realize their creative vision on screen.

Ziesmer recalls a memorable experience as the 1st Assistant Director on Apocalypse Now.