November 19th - 20th, 2021 Film Festival

NFMLA Panel | Comedy Directing with Payman Benz

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Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for an engaging conversation with Payman Benz, a seasoned television comedy director and writer. His work includes directing episodes of Brooklyn Nine Nine, Black Monday, The Good Place, The Last Man on Earth, and Key & Peele. Payman will discuss his career in writing and directing for episodes of hit comedy series, his work and creative process, the state of the television industry today and comedy in particular, and advice he has for emerging creatives who may want to enter the world of comedy.


  • About Payman Benz:

Payman Benz is a comedy director, producer and writer based in Los Angeles. He's directed a variety of television comedy series including Black Monday, The Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who is America?, AP Bio and Key & Peele. Payman's producing work includes Rory Scovel's 2020 basketball comedy series entitled "Robbie."