Taylor Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jud Taylor

Interviewed by: Rod Holcomb

Jud Taylor, President of the DGA from 1981 to 1983, discusses his near-forty-year career directing for television. He shares his thoughts about directing episodic series and his work on the movies for television Foxfire, The Old Man and the Sea, and Guinevere, as well as the importance of young directors becoming active in their Guild.

Jud Taylor talks about how he directed famed acting coach Lee Strasberg in The Last Tenant.

Taylor recollects working in the 1970s to improve the DGA Pension Plan and what he learned about protecting the economic rights of members in negotiations.

He explains the difficulty of shooting The Old Man and the Sea in the British Virgin Islands.