Ins & Outs

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The In Depth Story: Tom, one of four peo­ple cho­sen for the honor, had been steadily ac­cru­ing di­rec­to­rial cred­its over the past sev­eral years (in­clud­ing helm­ing episodes of B&B as well as sev­eral short films) in the hopes that she might have a chance at par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pres­ti­gious pro­gram. “I met with them a few years ago,” the ac­tress shares with Soaps In Depth, “and they said, ‘We love day­time directors be­cause they know how to work and be cre­ative in a short amount of time.’ But they told me I needed a [big­ger] body of work, so that’s what I’ve been work­ing on.” Tom says she was ini­tially in­spired by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to THE BOLD & THE BEAU­TI­FUL’S Heather Tom (Katie), who was se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in CBS’S 2018-’19 Di­rec­tor’s Ini­tia­tive, a pro­gram aimed at help­ing upand-coming directors cul­ti­vate net­work re­la­tion­ships and shadow net­work pro­duc­tions. But what does that mean for the Emmy win­ner’s fu­ture on the soap?

watch­ing Su­san Fl anne ry( exStephanie, B&B) di­rect episodes of the soap dur­ing her ten­ure. ( Flan­ner y also di­rected sev­eral episodes of GUID­ING LIGHT be­fore that show was can­celled.) “I could look at her and say, ‘Okay, she took that on and was suc­cess­ful with it,’” Tom re­calls. “It’s also been in­cred­i­bly help­ful to work with a [B&B crew] that’s so sup­port­ive. It’s a very safe place where I know I can ask for in­put on things from peo­ple who are in­cred­i­bly good at what they do.”

De­spite the ex­tra hours Tom will be put­ting in as part of the Di­rec­tor’s Ini­tia­tive, a spokesper­son for the soap says it won’t af­fect her role on the show. “She will be do­ing this,” ex­plains the rep, “on B& B’s dark weeks and days off.”

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Tom will be spend­ing more time be­hind the cam­era.

Tom is fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Flan­nery, seen be­low di­rect­ing GL’S Kim Zim­mer (Reva).

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