first_imgMolly McGlynn Advertisement Advertisement Treating others with kindness and respect can go a long way, even when you’re the one that’s supposed to be telling everyone else what to do. That’s a key lesson director Molly McGlynn has learned over the years working on a variety of projects ranging from short films, feature films, television and digital series in both Canada and the U.S. A typical day on set can be very long and very tiring, so McGlynn places a high level of importance on creating a safe and welcoming environment that uses positivity to encourage creativity.After beginning her career as a writer, McGlynn soon found herself directing projects, including her first feature film Mary Goes Round, starring Aya Cash. Soon after finding success with that movie, McGlynn moved into directing well known Canadian TV series such as Workin’ Moms, Little Dog and Bad Blood. She also directed the CBC digital series How to Buy A Baby, recently an International Emmy nominee for Short-Form Series.McGlynn spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss her experience directing episodic television. Not only has she directed on several different Canadian shows, but when we spoke, McGlynn had just completed directing an episode of ABC’s Speechless, which aired January 18. She discussed the differences she’s noticed between directing in the U.S. and Canada, as well as how she got that very important first opportunity at directing for TV. Advertisement Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This interview has been edited and condensed.The TV Junkies: Were you always interested in directing? How did you get into it?Molly McGlynn: Directing didn’t occur to me until a little bit later in life. As a kid, I knew I was drawn to the arts and I really loved art history. I got my degree at Queen’s University in Kingston and majored in film, but minored in art history. There was even a point where I got in to do a master’s in museum studies in Dublin and was going to move there, but I ended up staying in Toronto doing postgrad at Humber College for writing and producing for television. That certainly helped me think about directing a little bit more. Twitterlast_img

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