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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, producer, screenwriter, editor, director of photography, acting instructor, film instructor

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Made amateur films while a Radcliffe student and, after graduating in 1969, studied painting with Oskar Kokoschka and still photography at Yale with Walker Evans. Weill engineered a number of documentary shorts and experimental films and gained acclaim for her feature-length documentary, "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir" (1975), made in collaboration with Shirley MacLaine. She directed her attentions toward the mainstream with two likeable but uneven dramas, "Girlfriends" (1978) and "It's My Turn" (1980), centering on the plight of contemporary women. Weill has reached her widest audience to date as director of the popular TV series, "thirtysomething."

Made amateur films while a Radcliffe student and, after graduating in 1969, studied painting with Oskar Kokoschka and still photography at Yale with Walker Evans. Weill engineered a number of documentary shorts and experimental films and gained acclaim for her feature-length documentary, "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir" (1975), made in collaboration with Shirley MacLaine. She directed her attentions toward the mainstream with two likeable but uneven dramas, "Girlfriends" (1978) and "It's My Turn" (1980), centering on the plight of contemporary women. Weill has reached her widest audience to date as director of the popular TV series, "thirtysomething."

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Giving Up the Ghost (1998) Director
2.
  Critical Choices (1996) Director
3.
  Face of a Stranger (1991) Director
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  Johnny Bull (1986) Director
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  It's My Turn (1980) Director
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  Girlfriends (1978) Director
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  Profiles (1994) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

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 Calling the Shots (1988) Herself
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1984:
TV directing debut, "The Great Love Experiment" (for "ABC Afterschool Special")
1986:
TV movie directing debut, "Johnny Bull"
1975:
Made a number of short documentaries before teaming up with Shirley Maclaine to direct the feature-length documentary "The Other Half of the Sky--A China Memoir"
1973:
Received Independent Filmmaker Grant from AFI
1975:
Stage directing debut, "An Evening with Merlin Finch" (Williamstown)
1978:
Fiction feature directing and producing debut, "Girlfriends" (also wrote story)
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Education

Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut -
Radcliffe College: Cambridge, Massachusetts - 1969

Notes

She was named Woman of the Year by "Mademoiselle," 1974

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