Alum Michael Medico Talks How to Break into TV Directing

CFA alumni Michael Medico and Fay Wolf

CFA alumni Fay Wolf and Michael Medico discuss breaking into the world of television directing.

TV directing: Getting and Keeping Your Foot in the Door

Acclaimed television director and CFA alum Michael Medico (CFA’94), whose credits include Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, Atypical, and Good Trouble, talked about breaking into television directing in a virtual BU alumni panel in October 2020.

This discussion, moderated by actress and CFA alum Fay Wolf (CFA’00), explored Medico’s journey to television directing.

Michael Medico likes to say he put himself through his own TV directing MFA program. It took 7 years from the time he shot his first short until fellow CFA Terrier Peter Paige (CFA’91) gave him his first TV job directing The Fosters. Now, 3 years later, Michael is about to direct his 10th television series (CFA alumna Krista Vernoff’s Station 19) and has four other shows booked to direct in the next 6 months. He discussed where to begin, how to prepare for a meeting, shadowing, and how to keep getting asked back once you book the job.

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