Santos to Direct ‘Behrendt’

May 23, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Steve Santos will direct Sony Pictures Television’s new syndicated weekday fall show “The Greg Behrendt Show.” Melanie Chilek, Sony’s senior VP of syndication and reality programming, and Dan Jbara, “Behrendt’s” executive producer, made the announcement Monday.

Mr. Santos directed for Warner Bros.’ syndicated strip “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and Sony’s “Donny & Marie.” He also directed the network reality series “America’s Funniest People” and HBO comedy specials featuring Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Billy Crystal and Penn & Teller.

Before becoming a director, Mr. Santos was a stage manager for network variety shows and specials and worked on numerous telecasts of the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.