Jude Weng

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Jude Weng
Jude Weng on the set of Fresh Off The Boat, November 2016
Jude Weng on the set of Fresh Off The Boat, November 2016
BornTaipei, Taiwan
OccupationTelevision director
Notable worksFresh Off The Boat

Jude Weng (Chinese name: Weng Fei-fei/"翁菲菲") is a Taiwanese-born American television writer, producer, and director of multi- and single-camera half-hour comedies, and one-hour dramas. She has directed a variety of shows on American broadcast networks, premium cable channels and streaming services such as Black-ish[1] (ABC), The Good Place[2] (NBC), iZombie[3] (The CW), Crashing[4] (HBO), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt[5] (Netflix), as well as multiple episodes of Fresh Off the Boat[6][7][8] (ABC), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend[9][10] (The CW), Life in Pieces[11][12] (CBS), and Young Sheldon (CBS). In 2019, Weng became the first Asian-American woman ever to direct a half-hour broadcast network pilot, the untitled single-camera comedy by writer/showrunner Jessica Gao.[13]

Weng’s professional training includes the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women,[14] Disney's ABC Directing Program,[15] Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop,[16] and the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship.[17]

Weng is a co-writer and co-producer of "The Buddy Games", an action comedy, starring Dan Bakkedahl, Josh Duhamel, Nick Swardson, Kevin Dillon, James Roday, Dax Shepard, and Olivia Munn.[18]


  1. ^ "Listings - Blackish". thefutoncritic.com. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  2. ^ "The Good Place: Philosophical Comedy Continues to Be Awesome!". eclipsemagazine.com. 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "iZombie (Season 4) - Scripted (TV)". staffmeup.com. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  4. ^ "A Day on the Set of HBO's Crashing". pastemagazine.com. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  5. ^ "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4) - Scripted (TV)". staffmeup.com. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  6. ^ "Fresh off the Boat: Keep 'Em Separated (3/8) | ABC Press". Disneyabcpress.com. 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  7. ^ "Fresh Off the Boat: Rent Day (5/3) | ABC Press". Disneyabcpress.com. 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  8. ^ "Breaking Chains | ABC Press". Disneyabcpress.com. 2016-10-03. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  9. ^ "Rebecca falls into old patterns, but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend does not". avclub.com. 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  10. ^ "The Small Thing One Network Did To Hire Directors Who Aren't White Guys". buzzfeed.com. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  11. ^ "Press Release: Life in Pieces". cbspressexpress.com. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  12. ^ "The Best Episodes of Life in Pieces". episode.ninja. 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  13. ^ "Jude Weng & Jessica Yu Land Milestone Directing Gigs In Strong Pilot Season For Director Diversity; Deadline". deadline.com. 2019-02-28.
  14. ^ "American Film Institute". Afi.com. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  15. ^ "Disney". Abctalentdevelopment.com. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  16. ^ "Alumni | Warner Bros. Director's Workshop". Directorsworkshop.warnerbros.com. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (2015-07-09). "HBOAccess Writers Fellowship Winners Announced". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  18. ^ "The Buddy Games - Full Cast & Crew". imdb.com. Retrieved 2018-01-10.

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