Jerry Foley

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Jerry Foley - Director

Jerry Foley is an American Director and Producer currently with The Late Show with David Letterman.[1][2] He is an Executive Producer and Director of the Live on Letterman concert series. In June of 1995, he succeeded Hal Gurnee as Director of the Late Show.[1][3][4] Foley was named Supervising Producer in May of 2003.[3][4][5] [6][7] [8] He has 8 DGA Award nominations and 21 Emmy nominations--a record for a single person working on a variety series.[9][10]

Foley is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Prior to moving to CBS, he spent thirteen years at NBC working in a variety of functions on NBC News Overnight, NBC News at Sunrise, Today (U.S. TV program), Saturday Night Live, Tomorrow (TV series) with Tom Snyder, Late Night with David Letterman, Later (talk show) with Bob Costas, Friday Night Videos, NBC Nightly News, WNBC News 4 New York, Live at Five (WNBC TV series), NFL Live, NBC Game of the Week, and Another World (TV series).[1][2]

Foley has directed over 3900 hours of late night television. He has worked with film, television, and music talent in numerous single camera comedy segments. He has produced and directed all 72 episodes of Live on Letterman including concerts with The Black Keys, The Killers, Adele, Phoenix (band), Taylor Swift, and Tim McGraw. Foley has directed numerous Broadway performances for The Late Show including Wicked, Pippin, The Adams Family, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hair, Young Frankenstein, and Cinderella.[2]

He is the brother of film director James Foley.

Primetime Emmy Nominations[edit]

  • 2013, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[11]
  • 2012, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[12]
  • 2011, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[13]
  • 2010, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[14]
  • 2009, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[15]
  • 2009, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[16]
  • 2008, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[17]
  • 2007, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[18]
  • 2006, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[19]
  • 2005, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[20]
  • 2005, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[20]
  • 2004, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[21]
  • 2004, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[21]
  • 2003, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[22]
  • 2003, Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman (Producer)[23]
  • 2002, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[24]
  • 2001, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[25]
  • 2000, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[26]
  • 1996, Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[27]
  • 1995, Nominated for Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[28]
  • 1994, Nominated for Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series for The Late Show with David Letterman[29]

DGA Award Nominations[edit]

  • 2007, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 2005, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 2004, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 2002, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 2001, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 2000, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 1999, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]
  • 1998, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Musical Variety Program[10]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rose, Brian Geoffrey (1999). Directing for Television: Conversations with American TV Directors. pg. 120-122. Scarecrow, Lanham, MD. ISBN 978-0810835917.
  2. ^ a b c "Jerry Foley", CBS.com, Retrieved on 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b Gay, Verne. "Go Relax, Dave, Jerry Foley's Back", Newsday, New York. pg. A12. 2 May 2003.
  4. ^ a b Starr, Michael. "Top Dave Guy Quits...But The Cue Card Guy Stays", The New York Post, New York. pg. 087. 8 April 2003.
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael. "'Letterman' retrieves ex-staffers", Daily Variety. pg. 5. 1 May 2003.
  6. ^ Jacobson, Mitch (2010). Mastering Multicamera Techniques: From Preproduction to Editing and Deliverables, pg.79, 428. Focal/Elsevier, Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0240811765.
  7. ^ "He Missed You, Dave", The New York Post, New York. pg. 084. 1 May 2003.
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael. "'Letterman' spells staff shuffle", Daily Variety. pg. 2. 7 April 2003.
  9. ^ Verini, Bob. "Road to the Emmys: Making the 'Vast Wasteland' Bloom", Variety Magazine. pg. 51. 13 August 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "DGA Awards", Directors Guild of America, Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  11. ^ THR Staff. "Emmy Winners and Nominees 2013: The Complete List", The Hollywood Reporter. 21 September 2013.
  12. ^ McLean, Thomas J.. "Variety Series", Daily Variety. pg. 13. 22 August 2012.
  13. ^ "63rd Annual Emmy Nominations", Daily Variety. pg. 11. 15 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Juggling is essential for nominees", Daily Variety. pg. A3. 3 August 2010.
  15. ^ "Nominees happy to lose special feeling", Daily Variety. pg. Al Vol. 304 No. 31 ISSN: 0011-5509. 18 August 2009.
  16. ^ "The Emmy Nominations; And the nominees are...", Los Angeles Times. pg. 16. 17 July 2009.
  17. ^ Gilbert, Matthew. "It all adds up for 'Mad Men' Sixteen nominations and a historic first for AMC drama", The Boston Globe, Boston. pg. C1. 18 July 2008.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Emmy folks name names", The Hollywood Reporter. 23 August 2007.
  19. ^ "List of Main Primetime Emmy Nominations", Associated Press Online. 23 August 2006.
  20. ^ a b "2005 Primetime Emmy Nominations", Daily Variety. pg. 10. 15 July 2005.
  21. ^ a b "Selected Emmy Noms", Daily Variety. pg. A20. 12 August 2004.
  22. ^ "Selected Emmy Noms", Daily Variety. pg. A20. 14 August 2003.
  23. ^ "Emmys; The other nominees", Los Angeles Times. pg. 34. 18 July 2003.
  24. ^ "The Emmy Nominations; Complete List of Nominees For The Record", Los Angeles Times. pg. 18. 19 July 2002.
  25. ^ "Primetime Emmy Noms", Daily Variety. pg. 28. 13 July 2001.
  26. ^ "The 52nd Emmy Nominations", Los Angeles Times. pg. 23. 21 July 2000.
  27. ^ "Emmy Award Nominations 1996; And The Emmy Nominees Are....", Los Angeles Times. pg. 22. 19 July 1996.
  28. ^ "Emmy Award Nominations 1995; Nighttime Nominees: A Complete Rundown", Los Angeles Times. pg. 26. 21 July 1995.
  29. ^ "Emmy Award Nominations 1994; Nighttime Nominees: A Complete Rundown", Los Angeles Times. pg. 26. 22 July 1994.