Shea Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jack Shea

Interviewed by: Joan Tewkesbury

Jack Shea describes working in the early years of multi-camera television and his experiences directing series such as The Jeffersons (1975-1979), The Bob Hope Show (1956-1966), and The Waltons (1972-1975). As a former DGA President, he provides insights into Guild history, including his efforts to increase diversity.

Jack Shea discusses how he broke into directing while working as a Assistant Director on The Bob Hope Show.

Shea reflects on his long run as the series director on The Jeffersons and how everyone benefited from having one director on the show during that period of time.

The Guild's commitment and role in promoting diversity in hiring practices for women and minorities working in film and television.