Weng will direct ABC’s comedy pilot from Jessica Gao; Jessica Yu will direct NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law.’
Asian American women directors making some big moves in television…
Jude Weng has been hired to direct ABC’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer Jessica Gao. She is believed to be the first Asian American woman ever and the first woman of color in nearly 30 years to direct a half-hour broadcast network pilot, since Debbie Allen helmed the pilot for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in 1990.
Meanwhile, Jessica Yu is set to direct NBC’s drama pilot Bluff City Law. The Academy Award-winning director is believed to be the first Asian American woman to direct a broadcast drama pilot.