Rachel Talalay

Director, Producer, Actor
Multi-talented math major who evolved from production assistant to producer-director. Yale graduate Talalay was working in Baltimore as a computer analyst when she landed her first job as a production assistant to ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (36)

Legends Of Tomorrow 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The Flash 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Doctor Who 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

South Of Hell 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dorm 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Reign 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Continuum 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Haven 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Ally McBeal 1998 - 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Boston Public 1998 - 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Durham County 2000 - 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Flash Gordon 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

That's Life 1998 - 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Touching Evil (USA) 1998 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Greek 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Kyle XY 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Supernatural 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dead Zone 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wind in the Willows 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director

Sex, Love & Secrets 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

South Beach 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

State of Grace 2000 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

What About Brian 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

girls club 2000 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

life as we know it 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Cold Case 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Without A Trace 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Wolf Lake 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Touching Evil II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Ghost in the Machine 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tale of Two Wives (TV Show)

Director

Hannah's Law (TV Show)

Director
Production Management (6)

Return to Horror High 1987 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

(Los Angeles) (Location Manager)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The House on Sorority Row 1982 (Movie)

(Script Supervisor)

Space Rangers (TV Show)

Line Producer
Producer (5)

The Borrowers 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cry Baby 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hairspray 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Android 1982 (Movie)

Terrapol Landing Party (Actor)
Writer (1)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)
Executive (1)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)
Other (2)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

software supplier (Other)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

Multi-talented math major who evolved from production assistant to producer-director. Yale graduate Talalay was working in Baltimore as a computer analyst when she landed her first job as a production assistant to writer-director John Waters on "Polyester" (1981). She played a bit part in the underrated sci-fi effort "Android" (1982) before holding such jobs as script supervisor for "The House on Sorority Row" (1983), software supplier for the disaster adventure "City Limits" (1985), production manager on "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985), assistant director on the horror-comedy "Return to Horror High" (1986), and line producer for "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriors" (1987).

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

1993

TV debut as series line producer, "Space Rangers"

1991

Feature directing debut (also story), "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"

1988

First credit as producer, John Waters' "Hairspray"

1988

First credit as executive in charge of production, "The Prince of Pennsylvania"

1987

First credit as line producer, "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part III: Dream Warriors"

1986

First credit as location manager, "Sid and Nancy"

1986

First credit as assistant director, "Return to Horror High"

1985

First credit as production manager, "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge"

1983

First credit as script supervisor, "The House on Sorority Row"

1982

Feature acting debut (bit), "Android"

1981

Landed first industry job as production assistant to writer-director John Waters on "Polyester"

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland

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