Beth McCarthy Miller

Beth McCarthy Miller

Director


"Saturday Night Live" and the "MTV Video Music Awards"

New York, NY USA


If you work hard and persevere, I think that you'll be successful in whatever you do.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Always knew she wanted to work in the entertainment industry.
As an intern at MTV, she had directors sit her down and say, "You should be a director."
Realized that as a child, she'd always been the "bossy" one, putting on productions, giving her friends directions.
Says her internship at MTV was amazing because they were in an experimental phase; she was exposed to shows in all kinds of formats.
Held out for the job she really wanted, even though it meant years of working long hours with low pay.
"Not every experience is gonna be a 'wow,' but it might open up the doors to something else."
Waiting paid off-got a job directing "The Jon Stewart Show", which led to directing "SNL".
"SNL" gig led to a plethora of jobs directing comedy shows, among them "30 Rock", "The Mindy Project", "Parks and Recreation".
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of Maryland-Baltimore
Career

Career

Director

I direct and produce many popular TV shows including "SNL" and "30 Rock".

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Film
Television
Television
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

At that point, I was not making career choices, I just made decisions based on whether or not I’d have to work at the Gap during Christmas. I’d take a job if it meant making another $5,000 a year. I’m a very practical person.