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Katy Garretson

Garretson is a television director and producer. She has received a DGA nomination for Best Comedy Direction, two BET nods and several of her guest stars have received Emmy nominations and awards. Garretson was honored with the Directors Guild of America Frank Capra Achievement Award in 2012. She grew up an Air Force brat, is a graduate of the ... See full bio »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Frasier Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fuller House
Fuller House Director
Garage Sale Mystery
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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  Frasier (TV Series) (first assistant director - 159 episodes, 1995 - 2003) (second assistant director - 24 episodes, 1994 - 1995)
- A New Position for Roz (2003) ... (first assistant director)
- Fathers and Sons (2003) ... (first assistant director)
- The Devil & Dr. Phil (2003) ... (first assistant director)
- Farewell, Nervosa (2003) ... (first assistant director)
- Some Assembly Required (2003) ... (first assistant director)
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series) (first assistant director - pilot)
 2002 In-Laws (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (first assistant director)
 2000 Welcome to New York (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1999 Love & Money (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1999) ... (first assistant director)
 1998 Better Days (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1998 Encore! Encore! (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1996 Pearl (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1996 Lush Life (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1995 Hudson Street (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1995) ... (second assistant director)
 1995 The Pursuit of Happiness (TV Series) (first assistant director: pilot)
 1995 Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1994 Double Dragon (second assistant director)
 1994 Clifford (second assistant director)
 1993 Rio Shannon (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1992 Dear John (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Poor John: Part 1 (1992) ... (second assistant director)
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (second assistant director - as Katy E. Garretson)
 1991 Switch (second second assistant director)
 1990 Columbo (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Murder in Malibu (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (1990) ... (second assistant director)
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series) (dga trainee - 2 episodes)
- One Rat, One Ranger (1989) ... (dga trainee)
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... (dga trainee)
 1989 Black Rain (dga trainee - as Kathleen E. Garretson)
 1989 Third Degree Burn (TV Movie) (dga trainee)
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Kathleen E. Garretson | Katy E. Garretson

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A long-time volunteer and mentor with the "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles, Garretson was hired as Executive Director in February, 2012, to rebuild the foundation, which she did over the course of two-plus years. She requested a return to a volunteer role as Sponsor of IHADLA's elementary school students in Watts in June, 2014, and resumed film and television directing, producing. See more »

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