#60 – Television Director Alan J. Levi

Meet the Most Prolific Director in Television History!

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Alan J. Levi: Directing Master

Born and raised far from the glamour of Hollywood, Alan J. Levi began his filmmaking career at age 15 when he produced and directed a half-hour 16mm black-and-white comedy entitled “Keep Your Spirits High” while a sophomore in high school. Finding no one who would hire this aspiring director, he organized his own company, “Petite Productions,” which was financed entirely by his fellow schoolmates, and with a grand total of $256 in operating costs, he began his career as a Director/Producer.

Since those humble beginnings, Alan has directed over 350 hours of prime-time network television over the past nearly 30 years. This informal interview is a living lesson on how to build an incredible career as a Hollywood Television Director.

With more than 350 prime-time major television series directing credits, Alan has won a

“The Bionic Woman” – Alan’s favorite series

Cannes Film Festival Gold Lion, a Western Heritage Award, two New York International TV and Film Festival Grand Awards, two Clio Awards and several Silver Spikes. He has guest-lectured on filmmaking technique at AFI, USC, UCLA, National Institute of Health, and Brooks Institute of Photography as well as numerous acting and film-making study groups.

Listen to this engaging podcast interview…and you’ll learn exactly what it takes to make it as a bigtime Hollywood Television Director!