Ron de Moraes’ credits include broadcast video Director for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” the Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants, the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda.” “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul,” “The Celebrity Apprentice Live Finale,” “Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special” and others.
Originally recorded for a 2012 break-out session at the GURUS OF TECH conference, entitled “Live Director’s: an Inside Look,” prominent TV Directors were interviewed about how they got their start, how they direct live broadcast television shows, funny stories, their interactions with crew and talent and how they keep producers, stars and their audiences happy.
Here is the unabridged interview with Ron de Moraes during his lunch break on the set of “The Celebrity Apprentice Live Finale.”
The original version of this post was published August 28, 2013.
Tom D’Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for nearly four decades. He is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys. As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.