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During summers between my college years majoring in film at Denison University, I jumped at the opportunity to intern at ABC Television. (Yes, TV was in color back then!) Though living alone in New York City during the raucous 1980’s might have been excitement enough - I actually found myself most exhilarated sitting in a dark control room! I was falling in love with television - not so much watching it, but actually creating it! I became fascinated with the process and the people there quickly became my new family.
The Early Years
After college, I worked as a Desk Assistant on the overnight news desk and was quickly promoted to Associate Director. After steady AD work in New York, I followed my husband to Japan for a change of scenery. I couldn’t shake the TV bug even there, finding myself quickly hired by NHK Tokyo. Eventually we settled in Los Angeles, where I hit my stride.
The Here and Now
While working as an Associate Director I was lucky enough to work on DGA shows every quarter for twenty-two years. As an AD, I was also asked to slide over a seat and direct episodes of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Howie Mandel Show.” I then had the great opportunity to segment direct for the sitcom “Friends.” This year I am proud to say I directed 170 episodes of The Bonnie Hunt Show. I had a great crew who worked hard for me and every night I diligently did my homework to make comedy, talk, cooking, game shows & demos come to life the next day.
I truly had a blast! With good leadership skills, strong communication and creative vision I have had the ability to climb my dream ladder. A pinch of good humor and a cup of grace under pressure have also helped along the way. I look forward to time spent on set or in a dark booth with the cast and crew, my “other” family. I can’t wait to continue the journey and see what the future holds.
Ann Rogerson lives in Manhattan Beach, Ca with her husband and two children.