Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.
Ashley J. Long is the supervising director on Netflix’s new series Paradise PD, being produced over at Bento Box animation, and at the time of this recording is the only female Supervising Director working on an adult prime-time show- and might just be the first in nearly 20 years! With meager beginnings as a production assistant on American Dad!, she became a storyboard revisionist and worked her way up continuing onto other shows like Brickleberry, The Awesomes, and Legends of Chamberlain Heights. She shares in depth what Supervising Directing entails, how she navigated and strategized to get to this creative leadership role, and how she asserts herself in a work environment without bulldozing others. It can be done!
(This is part 1 of 2.)