Oz Scott

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Oz Scott
Born Osborne E. Scott
(1949-09-16) September 16, 1949 (age 65)
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, television producer, theatre director
Years active 1970s–present

Osborne "Oz" E. Scott (born September 16, 1949) is an American film director, television director, television producer and theatre director.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Hampton, Virginia, Scott attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a MFA before he began his career in Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage. While at the Arena Stage, he managed the improvisational touring company The Living Stage. He then moved on to directing on and off Broadway plays including For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which earned him a Drama Desk Award in 1977. In 1981, he directed his first feature film, Bustin' Loose. During the 1980s and 1990s, Scott directed several television series and television movies including Gimme a Break!, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Crash Course, New Attitude, Civil Wars, American Gothic, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Providence.[1]

In 2002, Scott directed the VH1 television movie Play’d – A Hip Hop Story starring Rashaan Nall and Toni Braxton. The series went on to become VH1's highest rated program. The following year, Scott directed the Disney channel original movie The Cheetah Girls. Since directing The Cheetah Girls, Scott has gone on to direct episodes of Strong Medicine, Everybody Hates Chris, Boston Legal, The Unit, Medium, CSI: NY, and NCIS. In addition to directing, Scott also wrote episodes of The Jeffersons and served as supervising producer on two episodes of The District.[1]

In 2008, Scott was named the associate artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company where he was also named to the board of directors.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Scott lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife with whom he has three grown children.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]



  • Bride of Boogedy (1987)
  • The District (2 episodes, 2003–2004)

Award nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Works
1977 Nominated Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
2004 Nominated Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs The Cheetah Girls


  1. ^ a b c "Oz Scott official biography". ozscott.com. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Major Producer and Director of TV, Film and Stage Joins NEC's 40th Anniversary Season". reuters.com. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 

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