Richard Shepard – Writer/Director
Q: Who is Richard Shepard?
A: Richard is an award winning TV director, filmmaker and screenwriter.
Q: What has Richard written?
A: Richard has written and directed numerous exceptional films such as The Matador, The Hunting Party and Dom Hemingway. He is also an accomplished TV director whose resume includes episodes of Criminal Minds, 30 Rock and HBO’s critically acclaimed Girls. Richard won the Emmy and DGA Awards for his work on the pilot episode of Ugly Betty and he also directed the pilot for WGN America’s first scripted series, Salem.
We talk to Dom Hemingway and The Matador screenwriter/director Richard Shepard about his new film Dom Hemingway starring Jude Law, how he wrote The Matador without an outline, making darker characters sympathetic and likable, what his new WGN America series Salem is about and much more.