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Guy Norman Bee

Directors

Guy Norman Bee has become one of the most sought out one-hour drama directors in Hollywood since 1999. His television directing credits have included: ER, Third Watch, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, Jericho, Criminal Minds, Kyle XY, Knight Rider, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and many more.

Questions

  1. If the shot is technically is good, typically how many takes will the non-star actor get on their coverage?
  2. If I work with you for a few hours on the set, or a day, or a few days of an episode and you say very little to me… how bad is that?
  3. How do you handle a co-star or guest star actor who does not have their material prepared?
  4. These days do the Network execs require you to watch the audition tapes or is it your option? Do you think there are some drama TV directors who don’t care?
  5. When you are on set directing any 1-hour TV drama what is the most important thing for the non-star actor to understand about your focus?
  6. What percentage of the time are you in the room at the callbacks during the taped audition?
  7. Since producers sort of run television, how much influence do you get in hiring a co-star or guest star actor for one of your episodes?
  8. Directors, especially in TV, are very hard to find or market to as an actor… so how does an actor manage to get your attention other than being hired by you or being on another show?
  9. How common is it, when you turn the camera around on the non-star for their coverage that the actual series regular star does not stay to work with the non-star?
  10. Will you ever go online and watch actor demo material or would you prefer it on a disk, if at all?

About the Guru

Guy Norman Bee has become one of the most sought out one-hour drama directors in Hollywood since 1999. His television directing credits have included: ER, Third Watch, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, Jericho, Criminal Minds, Kyle XY, Knight Rider, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and many more. Prior to making the difficult jump to Director, Guy worked consistently for 12 years as a Steadicam operator honing his skills in the 90’s on such monster feature films as: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bowfinger, Deep Impact, Titanic, Crazy in Alabama, The Peacemaker and more. What an absolute treat it is to have a Director of this stature in our ABG library.