UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — Women make up just 16 percent of the membership in the Directors Guild of America, but there are signs the situation is improving — and we found one trailblazer close to home.
“Being calm is the number one thing you need as a director,” she said. “Because when you’re in the live mode, anything goes, and it’s up to you to keep it all together for every single person that’s involved in the production.”
Since college, de la O has not wanted to do any other job and has found mentors — mostly male — along the way.
De la O is ahead of the curve and leading by example.
The cast and crew of “The View” is like an orchestra, with the soloists down front and an ensemble behind them led by one conductor — who is also a single mom.
“She understands the rhythm of the panel,” Estey-Mcloughlin said. “She understands it’s an intimate conversation that we all want to be part of as viewers.”
It’s a perfect fit for a maestro who makes her own kind of music.
De la O is doing her dream job, and that’s just one reason she takes time to mentor others in her profession as she was once mentored and encouraged.
“The View” airs each weekday morning at 11 a.m. on ABC7.
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