DIRECTING CREDITS

FEATURE FILM

BUTTER
Starring Mira Sorvino, Mykelti Williamson
Ravi Patel, Annabeth Gish and Alex Kersting
In Theaters February, 2022. Also "written by".


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EPISODIC TV

RANSOM
Say What You Did

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS
Love Interrupted

NCIS: LOS ANGELES
Cancel Christmas

ROGUE
The Fountain

GRIMM
The Last Fight

THE MENTALIST
Nothing Gold Can Stay

THE MESSENGERS
A House Divided

ROGUE
The Last Supper

GRIMM
The Show Must Go On

NCIS: LOS ANGELES
Recovery

KING & MAXWELL
Wild Card

NCIS: LOS ANGELES
Skin Deep

NCIS: LOS ANGELES
The Chosen One

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Father Knows Best

THE BRIDGE
Damned If You Do

FLASHPOINT
Custody


CBS • E One


CBS - Disney


CBS • CBS Studios


DIRECT TV • E One • Thandie Newton, Cole Hauser
Richard Schiff

NBC • Universal


CBS • Warner Brothers


CW • Warner Brothers


DIRECT TV • E One


NBC • Universal


CBS• CBS Studios


TNT• CBS Studios


CBS• CBS Studios


CBS• CBS Studios


CW• CBS Studios


CBS • E One


CBS• CBS Studios
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TV MOVIES Select Credits

RUN THE WILD FIELDS
Emmy Award, Outstanding Direction

MAGIC BEYOND WORDS: The JK Rowling Story
DGC Nomination, Best Director
Canadian Screen Award, Best Television Movie

Canadian Screen Award Nomination, Best Director

SINS OF THE MOTHER
NAACP Award, Best Television Movie or Limited Series

LITTLE GIRL LOST: The Delimar Vera Story
Imagen Award, Best Primetime Program

MY NAME IS SARAH
Prism Award, Best TV Movie or Miniseries

TWIST OF FAITH
Leo Award Nomination, Best Director
Canadian Screen Award Nomination, Best Director


THE MEMORY BOOK
Leo Award Nomination, Best Director

ONE ANGRY JUROR



Joanne Whalley • Sean Patrick Flanery • Alexa Vega


Poppy Montgomery




Jill Scott • Nicole Beharie • Mimi Rogers


Judy Reyes • Ana Ortiz


Jennifer Beals


Toni Braxton • Mykelti Williamson



Meghan Ory • Luke Macfarlane


Jessica Capshaw • Michael Jai White

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BIOGRAPHY

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PAUL A. KAUFMAN
was born on December 2, 1964 in London, England. He is an accomplished Emmy Award winning director and producer.

Kaufman made his directorial debut on his long cherished project, "Run the Wild Fields" for Showtime, which earned numerous critical honors, including an Emmy Award for Best Director. The dramatic story follows a North Carolina woman and her daughter who take in a mysterious drifter to work their farm while her husband is missing in action during WWII. The movie stars Joanne Whalley, Sean Patrick Flanery and Alexa Vega.

Paul recently finished directing "Ransom" for CBS which is Frank Spotnitz's ("Man in the High Castle" "X-Files") new series. It is a co-production with TF1. He is a regular director the top-rated CBS television series, "NCIS: Los Angeles" and recently directed the first episode of "Criminal Minds:Beyond Borders" which is the Gary Sinise spin-off of "Criminal Minds". He is also a regular director on the critically acclaimed series "Rogue" for Direct TV, which stars Cole Hauser and Thandie Newton.

He was nominated for The Canadian Screen Award for Outstanding Direction for movie, "Twist of Faith" which is the dramatic story of a gospel singer in Alabama who falls in love with a damaged drifter - a Cantor from New York, who tragically lost his family. The movie stars Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsh and Mykelti Williamson.

Paul has produced and directed over 60 hours of prime-time television and has had overall producing deals at Warner Brothers/HBO, Artisan, Alliance Atlantis and Fox Television Studios.

Kaufman was honored with a Directors Guild of Canada nomination for Best Director for his television movie, "Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story". It stars Poppy Montgomery playing the title role based on the woman who wrote Harry Potter. The movie which Kaufman also produced, won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Television Movie or Miniseries.

He won an NAACP Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries for the critically acclaimed movie he produced and directed, "Sins of the Mother" starring Jill Scott and Nicole Behari. Scott also won the NAACP Award for Lead Actress Performance in a Television Movie or Mini-series.

He also directed the Imagen Award winning movie "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story" for Lifetime Television. The movie stars Judy Reyes and Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty").

As a writer, Kaufman co-wrote several made-for-television movies including "Thirst" starring Adam Arkin, Joely Fisher and Giancarlo Esposito for NBC and "Emma's Wish" starring Joanna Kerns and Della Reese for CBS. Also for CBS, Kaufman produced the highly acclaimed movie "Jewel," which starred Farrah Fawcett and Patrick Bergen and was nominated for the Humanitas Award.

He served two terms on the Board of Governors at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he also served as the Chairman of The Primetime Emmy Awards, where he supervised and oversaw the awards show and telecast. He has also served on the Television Committee at BAFTA and been a guest speaker at AFI, UCLA, USC and other colleges.

He is a member of The Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, The Writers Guild of America, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Directors Guild of Canada and The Producers Guild of America. He is a citizen of The United Kingdom, The United States and Canada.