Claudia Weill

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Made amateur films while a Radcliffe student and, after graduating in 1969, studied painting with Oskar Kokoschka and still photography at Yale with Walker Evans. Weill engineered a number of documentary shorts and ... Read more »
Born: in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

Once and Again 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Caroline in the City 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

My So-Called Life 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Profiles 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Fast Times 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

WIOU 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Girlfriends 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

A Child Lost Forever (TV Show)

Director

Critical Choices (TV Show)

Director

Face of a Stranger (TV Show)

Director

Giving Up the Ghost (TV Show)

Director

Johnny Bull (TV Show)

Director

The Great Love Experiment (TV Show)

Director
Actor (2)

Calling the Shots 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Scenic Route 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Year of the Woman 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Producer (1)

Girlfriends 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Girlfriends 1978 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Made amateur films while a Radcliffe student and, after graduating in 1969, studied painting with Oskar Kokoschka and still photography at Yale with Walker Evans. Weill engineered a number of documentary shorts and experimental films and gained acclaim for her feature-length documentary, "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir" (1975), made in collaboration with Shirley MacLaine. She directed her attentions toward the mainstream with two likeable but uneven dramas, "Girlfriends" (1978) and "It's My Turn" (1980), centering on the plight of contemporary women. Weill has reached her widest audience to date as director of the popular TV series, "thirtysomething."

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
studied under Walker Evans

Radcliffe College

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1969
graduated cum laude

studied painting under Oskar Kokoschka

Milestones

1986

TV movie directing debut, "Johnny Bull"

1984

TV directing debut, "The Great Love Experiment" (for "ABC Afterschool Special")

1978

Fiction feature directing and producing debut, "Girlfriends" (also wrote story)

1975

Stage directing debut, "An Evening with Merlin Finch" (Williamstown)

1975

Made a number of short documentaries before teaming up with Shirley Maclaine to direct the feature-length documentary "The Other Half of the Sky--A China Memoir"

1973

Received Independent Filmmaker Grant from AFI

Bonus Trivia

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She was named Woman of the Year by "Mademoiselle," 1974

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