R29: Meet The Hollywood Women Shaking Things Up Behind The Camera

Hanelle Culpepper…made history earlier this year for directing the first three episodes of Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access. It marks the first time a female director launched a new Star Trek series in the franchise’s 53-year history. She had just started production on The CW’s Kung Fu reboot, which she’s co-executive producing as […]

Lake Forest College Alumni Spotlight

“I knew that I wanted to work in the film industry when I was at Lake Forest College. I got a fellowship to get a PHD in Economics at the University of California, Riverside. While I was in that program, I decided that my heart was still in film and T.V., so I dropped out […]

Indiewire: When Film and TV Production Starts Again, How Will the Crews Stay Safe?

When production does resume, people widely expect behavior to change. ‘I think everyone will return to work with a heightened attention to cleanliness,’ said Hanelle Culpepper, who directed three episodes of the recent ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ via email. ‘I would continue the standards we put in place in response to COVID-19 before the shutdown — […]

My conversation with about Star Trek: Picard, and the current shutdown

“He was very collaborative and I wanted to create a supportive safe environment in which he could take these risks,” she explained when discussing Sir Patrick Stewart. “It paid off because Picard in this series feels like the Picard we know and love from TNG, and authentic and honest to where he would be and how […]

Watch: Interview with Gold Derby about Star Trek: Picard

“My model with it was to blend the epic with the intimate, so to always bring you really cool, epic, cinematic shots, but to always remember that the character is the most important thing with this series.”