Stunt Performer/Stunt Supervisor/Stunt Coordinator


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Jeannie Epper on her style as a stuntwoman, and insurance coverage for her profession
Gene LeBell on preparations for stunt fistfights and fire stunts
Hal Needham on doing stunts "by the seat of his pants"
Leslie Hoffman on performing fire stunts
Jeannie Epper on accidents she's had as a stuntwoman
Leslie Hoffman on advice to aspiring stunt people
Who talked about this profession

Jeannie Epper

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Jeannie Epper on learning her way when she started as a stuntwoman
Jeannie Epper on the thrill of doing stunts
Jeannie Epper on what she learned about stunts from her father and challenges for women
Jeannie Epper on accidents she's had as a stuntwoman
Jeannie Epper on receiving the lifetime achievement award for stunt work (the Taurus World Stunt Award)
Jeannie Epper on the types of stunts she's performed- high falls and stunts she performed as Lynda Carter's stunt double on Wonder Woman
Jeannie Epper on stunt driving
Jeannie Epper on her favorite stunts to do
Jeannie Epper on how she gets jobs in stunt work now
Jeannie Epper on the challenges of securing stunt work
Jeannie Epper on being one of the founding members of the Stuntwoman's Association of Motion Pictures
Jeannie Epper on dealing with the risks and fears that come with being a stuntwoman; on being part of a stunt family
Jeannie Epper on how safety regulations have changed for stunt people over the years
Jeannie Epper on the lack of women stunt coordinators
Jeannie Epper on doing stunt coordinator work
Jeannie Epper on her style as a stuntwoman, and insurance coverage for her profession
Jeannie Epper on how CGI has affected stunt work
Jeannie Epper on advice to an aspiring stunt person

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on training to be a stuntwoman
Leslie Hoffman on rehearsing stunts
Leslie Hoffman on dealing with life or death situations as a stunt person
Leslie Hoffman on doing pratfalls
Leslie Hoffman on doing staircase falls
Leslie Hoffman on performing fire stunts
Leslie Hoffman on the risks of a high jump stunt and precautions she takes
Leslie Hoffman on advice to aspiring stunt people

Julie Ann Johnson

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Julie Ann Johnson on the training and physical requirements to be a stunt performer
Julie Ann Johnson on the role of a stunt person
Julie Ann Johnson on the wardrobe she wore as a stunt person
Julie Ann Johnson on the logistics of being a stunt person in terms of getting work
Julie Ann Johnson on the different types of stunt work she did
Julie Ann Johnson on the people on the set she works with most closely
Julie Ann Johnson on her reputation as a stunt person and what she was known to be able to do well
Julie Ann Johnson on how stunt performers pay scales are determined, and on working for Hal Needham
Julie Ann Johnson on changes that have taken place in the stunt performing industry
Julie Ann Johnson on forming the Society of Professional Stuntwomen in 1975
Julie Ann Johnson on her style as a stunt performer and her favorite kinds of stunts
Julie Ann Johnson on the importance of a stunt person staying in good shape, and on the substance abuse problems in the industry
Julie Ann Johnson on comparing how stunt women are treated in features and in television
Julie Ann Johnson on how budgets impact what a stunt person is able to do
Julie Ann Johnson on advice to an aspiring stunt woman

Gene LeBell

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Gene LeBell on early stuntwomen and men doubling for women
Gene LeBell on preparations for stunt fistfights and fire stunts
Gene LeBell on how he got into stunt work
Gene LeBell on the lack of early safety regulations for stunt people
Gene LeBell on his specialty in stunts and the background necessary for the profession
Gene LeBell on coordinating stunts
Gene LeBell on different types of stunts - high falls, stunt driving, pratfalls, stair falls and fistfights
Gene LeBell on stunts he won't do and stunts he'd like to do
Gene LeBell on essential qualities for a stuntperson
Gene LeBell on how he's credited a stuntperson

Hal Needham

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Hal Needham on doing stunts "by the seat of his pants"
Hal Needham on being a stunt coordinator
Hal Needham on advice to aspiring stuntmen and directors
Hal Needham on stunt men staying physically and mentally fit
Hal Needham on insurance coverage for stunt men
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