John Erman

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John Erman
Born (1935-08-03) August 3, 1935 (age 79)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Television director

John Erman (born August 3, 1935) is an American television and film director, actor and producer.

Career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Erman spent the early years of his career, after a few small roles in films such as The Cosmic Man (1957), directing episodes of such primetime series as Peyton Place, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits (original series), Stoney Burke, Ben Casey, My Favorite Martian, That Girl, The Flying Nun, Marcus Welby, M.D., Star Trek, and Judd for the Defense.

Erman directed several episodes of both Roots and its sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, and has helmed numerous television films, including Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, The Scarlett O'Hara War, Eleanor, First Lady of the World, Who Will Love My Children?, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,Right to Kill?, An Early Frost, The Atlanta Child Murders, The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, David, Breathing Lessons, Scarlett, The Sunshine Boys, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, The Boys Next Door, and Candles on Bay Street, many of which he also produced.

Erman's feature film directing credits include Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies and Stella.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
  • 1978 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Roots Part II)
  • 1983 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special (Who Will Love My Children?)
  • 1986 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials (An Early Frost)
  • 2004 Monte Carlo TV Awards Golden Nymph for Best Director - Television Films (The Blackwater Lightship)
  • 2004 Monte Carlo TV Awards SIGNIS Prize (The Blackwater Lightship)
Nominations
  • 1977 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Roots, Part II)
  • 1980 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special (The Scarlett O'Hara War)
  • 1984 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials (Who Will Love My Children?)
  • 1984 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special (A Streetcar Named Desire)
  • 1986 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special (An Early Frost)
  • 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries (The Two Mrs. Grenvilles)
  • 1988 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special (The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • 1988 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special (The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • 1989 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special (David)
  • 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie (Breathing Lessons)

Filmography[edit]

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