What DOES A Director Do? With Jack Sholder


We ask veteran director Jack Sholder, what DOES a director do? You see those words “Directed by” flash by on the screen, but what is the job of a director other than yelling “action” and “cut?” Jack is the director of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Hidden, Wishmaster 2, Alone in the Dark and many more. He gives you a glimpse into the world of directing.
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Jack Sholder has directed many films, TV movies and TV episodes in his career. We had a chance to speak with him at Lehigh Valley Comic Con and ask him to explain the job of a director. While it would take a much longer time to explain all the duties in detail, Jack describes the process a director goes through to tell a proper story and how he directs very talents people at every turn.

In addition to the films mentioned above, Jack has directed 12:01, Arachnid, The Omen (TV movie) and episodes of Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Gabriel’s Fire and Tremors, to name a few.

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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