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: The NoHo Art Project. Recently, she 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. 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 bilingual PBS documentary, Los Pastores. In 1996, Chaikin won the Blue Ribbon at the American Educational Film and TV Festival for the docudrama, Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman?, featuring Julie Harris. Her other directing work includes the MTV underground hit “Something Inside Me Has Died” by Kommunity FK; the Nickelodeon series On The Television; the Broadway production of Yenta Unplugged; and the Odyssey Theater production of Martin Sherman’s Rose.
Beyond Jazz’s Boys Club
A conversation with Judy Chaikin, director of "The Girls in the Band"....