Served as a US Marine radio operator during WWII
Worked in editorial department of THE NEW YORK TIMES during the late 1940s
Began working as a messenger for CBS-TV
Directed episodes of such CBS series as "Suspense", "TV Playhouse", and "Playhouse 90"
Helmed segments of NBC's "The Alcoa Hour"
Directed "Victor Borge's Comedy in Music (I and II)" (both for CBS)
Feature film debut as director, "Fear Strikes Out"
Broadway directing debut, "Comes a Day", starring Judith Anderson
Produced and directed the CBS telecast of "The Member of the Wedding", adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers
Won an Emmy for directing NBC's "The Moon and Sixpence", based on the Somerset Maugham novel, starring Anderson and Laurence Olivier; also produced
With Alan J Pakula, founded Pakula-Mulligan Productions
Received Oscar nomination as Best Director for "To Kill a Mockingbird"; first Pakula-Mulligan feature
First feature credit as producer (with Pakula), "Inside Daisy Clover", an underrated Hollywood expose starring Natalie Wood and Robert Redford; also directed
Dissolved Pakula-Mulligan Productions
Narrated and directed "Summer of '42"
Directed and produced "The Other"
Co-produced and directed "Same Time, Next Year", based on Bernard Slade's two-character Broadway play
Last feature (to date) as director, "Man in the Moon"