Jude Weng and Jessica Yu land milestone TV directing gigs

Weng will direct ABC's comedy pilot from Jessica Gao; Jessica Yu will direct NBC's 'Bluff City Law.'

Asian American women directors making some big moves in television...

Jude Weng has been hired to direct ABC's untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer Jessica Gao. She is believed to be the first Asian American woman ever and the first woman of color in nearly 30 years to direct a half-hour broadcast network pilot, since Debbie Allen helmed the pilot for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in 1990.

Meanwhile, Jessica Yu is set to direct NBC's drama pilot Bluff City Law. The Academy Award-winning director is believed to be the first Asian American woman to direct a broadcast drama pilot.

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