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Hanelle M. Culpepper Interview.


Running Time: 54 minutes 15 seconds
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An award-winning director and writer, Hanelle M. Culpepper is known for her work in both television and film, including episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Counterpart, The Flash, and Gotham. In directing the first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard, she has added to her list of accomplishments being the first woman to direct a pilot episode of a new Star Trek series.

In this episode of The Line, hosts Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi and Justin Oser are joined by Culpepper, the woman at the helm of the highly anticipated first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard. We talk to her about what’s involved in directing for a serialized show, the creative decisions made during the filming of a pilot episode, the experience of working with Sir Patrick Stewart, and much more!


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome, Hanelle! (00:01:28)
Starting as a Director (00:01:44)
The Directing Process (00:04:53)
Star Trek Creatives and Fans (00:08:20)
Directing Picard (00:13:21)
Directing “The Red Angel” (00:33:01)
Conventions and Directing Outside Trek (00:36:22)
Hobbies, Interests, and Upcoming Work (00:41:43)
Final Thoughts (00:45:48)
Closing (00:49:30)


Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi and Justin Oser


Hanelle M. Culpepper


Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Producer) Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)