Nina Jack

Nina Jack

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Learn about the role of 1st AD


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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Nina Jack discusses her professional journey from working as a part-timer at WPSX-TV to becoming the 1st assistant director of some of the hottest series on television.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Nina Jack graduated from Penn State’s Film and Video program in 1994. In 1995, she was one of seven applicants accepted into the Director’s Guild of America Training Program in New York. She has worked on some of TV’s biggest hits, including Mad Men and Breaking Bad, for which she was 1st Assistant Director. Currently, she is a producer for the new AMC series Better Call Saul.

Jack’s work has been recognized with a number of nominations and awards and nominations including the 2014 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series DGA Award as part of Vince Gilligan’s Directing Team for “Felina.”

Inspired by her experience as a dancer in Penn State’s THON, she continues to participate in athletic endurance to fundraise for a variety of non-profits including the Diabetes Association, Team in Training, Avon Breast Cancer Research, Livestrong, Arthritis Foundation, and Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer.

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WHERE TO WATCH

July 3rd @ 8:00 PM on WPSU-TV

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