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Bethany Rooney has directed more than two hundred episodes of prime time network television over the past thirty years, including many critically-acclaimed series such as Desperate Housewives, Ally McBeal and Brothers & Sisters, and the American long-running classics NCIS and Criminal Minds. In 2016 she was co-executive producer of the CW series The Originals. She serves on numerous committees at the DGA, including co-chairing the Diversity Committee, and shares her knowledge of the craft by teaching the intensive Warner Brothers Directing Workshop. Her book (co-authored with Mary Lou Belli) "Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing" is being utilized at multiple studio and network directing programs, and in directing classes on many university campuses. The second edition of the book was released in April 2016.

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Trivia (3)

Has taught Acting for the Camera workshops at the Steppenwolf Theater School West in Los Angeles, California.
Author (with Mary Lou Belli) of "Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing," 2011.
Credits producer Paltrow, Bruce for providing her with her first major TV directing job, on St. Elsewhere (1982).

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