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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Mary Rae Thewlis

Interviewed by: Kathleen McGill

Mary Rae Thewlis discusses her 25-plus year career as a unit production manager, including her work on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Americans; as well as her extensive Guild involvement.

On Working with Directors

UPM Mary Rae Thewlis talks about how she works with directors to ensure a balance between the desires of directors with the realities of budgets.

On Hiring

Thewlis speaks about why she does not hire negative crew members, alternatives to the word “no” and how her first day on set contributed to her perspective on hiring.

On Guild Service

Thewlis speaks about the importance of having active members lead the Guild and her mentor’s (Ed Sherin) role in making it happen.