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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Kathleen McGill

Interviewed by: Mary Rae Thewlis

Unit Production Manager Kathleen McGill discusses her 25-year career, highlighting her collaboration with director Ron Howard on features A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon and Angels & Demons; as well as her work in episodic television; and her extensive Guild service.

On Creative Input

UPM Kathleen McGill talks about the value of a UPM’s creative input to a production, giving an example from A Beautiful Mind in which she made the production more efficient.

On Director Ron Howard

McGill shares her thoughts on her frequent collaborator Ron Howard and what she’s learned from working with him.

On Guild Service

McGill reflects on her service on the AD/UPM Council and the National Board of the DGA, sharing how it has broadened her perspective in her career.