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Judy Chaikin is a graduate of AFI's Directing Workshop for Women and is best known for writing, producing and directing the Emmy nominated PBS documentary, "Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist". In 2004 she received her second Emmy nomination for the documentary, "Building on a Dream", and directed and co-wrote the short romantic-comedy film, "Cotillion '65", which has appeared in 40 film festivals winning Best Short, Best Comedy, Best Director and Audience Choice Awards. Ms. Chaikin was a Supervising Producer/Segment Director on the ABC series, "FBI: The Untold Stories", a Co-Producer of the CBS Movie Of The Week, "Stolen Innocence" and the Writer/Director of the bi-lingual PBS documentary, "Los Pastores". In 1996 Ms. Chaikin won the Blue Ribbon at the American Educational Film and TV Festival for the docu-drama, "Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?", featuring Julie Harris. Her theater directing credits include, "The Groundlings", "Rose", at the Odyssey Theater, the Broadway production of "Yenta Unplugged", and the Mark Taper Lab production of "True Romances." Her current documentary film "The Girls In The Band" won five Best Documentary Festival Awards and is now playing theatrically nationwide.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Judy Chaikin

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