VH195 Oz Scott
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Oz Scott

Interviewed by: Helaine Head

Oz Scott (The Jeffersons, Picket Fences, CSI: NY), recounts his 30-plus year career directing episodic television and TV movies, his beginnings in theater (for colored girls who considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf), and his feature film, Bustin’ Loose, starring Richard Pryor.

On Bustin' Loose and Richard Pryor

Director Oz Scott shares a story from Bustin’ Loose about his collaboration with Richard Pryor to improvise (and improve) a comedic scene.

On Directing The Jeffersons

Scott speaks about directing The Jeffersons, where he approached the show differently than a conventional multi-camera sitcom by arranging the actors to create shots with depth.

On Guild Service

Scott talks about his service as co-chair of the African American Steering Committee, the value of having active working members lead Guild Committees, and the importance of openness and information sharing among members.