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‘Jack Ryan’ Director Patricia Riggen Is Kicking Ass Across All Genres of Television

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‘Jack Ryan’ Director Patricia Riggen Is Kicking Ass Across All Genres of Television
Patricia Riggen, the woman who directed three episodes of the Amazon series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” told IndieWire that despite her experience, she gets undermined by male crew members “all the time.”

“Sometimes, I’m just so surprised that I arrived to projects in which I’m actually the most experienced or recognized person, and they still undermine me,” Riggen told IndieWire. “So it’s a very funny thing. Sometimes, I still find myself with crew members rolling their eyes — guys looking at each other and rolling their eyes — when I’m the one that has more credits.”

Because despite those guys on set, those credits just keep piling up, as the Mexican-born director’s recent transition from films like “The 33” to television has led to a constant stream of work that’s opened up a whole new world of opportunity, especially when it comes to genre.

“For me as a director,
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New York Television Festival Gives Top Honors To ‘Hammerhead’

The 14th New York Television Festival wrapped its first summer edition today by awarding the off-kilter independent pilot Hammerhead its two top prizes.

The story of an up-and-comer in New York determined not to let his deformed head derail his ambitions captured the Overall Best of Fest Award and Nytvf Critics Award. The Best Comedy Project award went to Smüchr; Best Animated Project was Omega House (which also scored a development deal from Comedy Central); and Best Drama or Dramedy Project was Paint.

After the fest’s shift from its traditional fall arrival, a move aimed at synchronizing with the industry’s development cycle, organizers said the summer fest hosted 620 development meetings, the most in its history. In all, 75 companies took part in the festival, a cross-section of networks, studios, agencies and digital platforms. The festival screened 59 pilots, recognizing top projects in 16 categories.

In its third year, the Nytvf Scripts competition featured 21 selections,
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