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Judy Chaikin (2014)

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One-time trumpeter Judy Chaikin went from enjoying a short stint in front of the camera as an actor/comedienne to a very successful career behind the camera. And after her first directing experience—"Womenspeak", a stage production starring Jane Fonda—she knew she'd made the right decision.

Awards Judy has won include two CINE Golden Eagles, and a Billboard Best New Music Video Director award. She also has two Emmy nominations, the first for her PBS documentary "Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist", and the second for "Building on a Dream: The NoHO Art Project". She took first place in the American Educational Film and Television Awards for the short dramatic film "Ain't I a Woman?", featuring Julie Harris.

A graduate of the prestigious AFI Direction Workshop for Women, Judy was hired by Norman Lear to work on the sitcoms "One Day at a Time", "Hello, Larry", and "Different Strokes". Working with The Groundlings put Judy in with Lisa Kudrow, Phil Hartman and Julia Sweeney.

In 1992, Judy was hired by ABC to produce and direct "FBI: The Untold Stories", and in 1996 she wrote and directed the documentary "Los Pastores", aired on PBS. Her more recent project, "The Girls in the Band", took her several years to complete, and contains some of her finest work.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Clora Bryant Billy Williams, "The Billy Williams Revue" Angel Eyes Coral
# 2 Dorothy Donegan The Incredible Dorothy Donegan St Louis Blues Chiaroscuro
# 3 Kathy Stobart Humphrey Lyttelton, "Humph Dedicates" I Can't Get Started Decca
# 4 The International Sweethearts of Rhythm The Women--Classic Female Jazz Artists Vi Vigor Bluebird
# 5 Ina Ray Hutton Jazz Women Witch Doctor Stash
# 6 Melba Liston Melba Liston and Her Bones Wonder Why Fresh Sound
# 7 Vi Redd Lady Soul That's All Atco
# 8 Sherrie Maricle and Diva Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola I Love Being Here with You Diva Jazz Orchestra Ltd
# 9 Anat Cohen Claroscuro Um a Zero Anzic
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