Coordinator's Corner: Julie Michaels

Featured Interview With Stunt Coordinator, Julie Michaels.

What has been the biggest highlight of your career?

Coordinating my son's first turnover as my husband [Peewee Piemonte] directs on JANE THE VIRGIN for this years EMMY submissions!

What is the greatest lesson you have learned over the years as a stunt coordinator?

Give the stunt performers full say in their stunts!  Then only correct or change things necessary for safety and the shot our director wants and explain why!

What are the greatest qualities you seek out in a stunt performer?

Heart.  If they’ve got heart, I can give them a platform to succeed.

What advice would you give up and coming stunt performers?

Always tell the truth.  We coordinators respect that.  Never overstate your abilities and you will always come out a hero.

What do you love most about the stunt community?

We are like the greatest football team of all time!  Everyone has their job, and when we support each other, we can win the Super Bowl before we ever even get there!