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Heather Tom Selected for the CBS Director’s Initiative


Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Heather Tom (Katie), who is participating in CBS’ 2018-2019 Director’s Initiative! “I can’t wait to meet these talented directors,” Tom said on Instagram of her fellow participants. “I’m so honored to be a part of the CBS directors program!”

The initiative, now in its 15th year, provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers, and agents. It also gives them the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year. “This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs, who are eager to share their insights.”

Heather Tom directing

Tom has already helmed Emmy nominated episodes of B&B! (Photo Credit: sean smith/

Tom has already directed multiple episodes of B&B, and recently received an Emmy Nomination for Best Directing Team. She also helmed the award-winning short films Serenity and Bigfoot’s Love Slave and is currently developing multiple film and TV projects including her recently-shot pilot for a digital series titled BLINK. She will join fellow directors Anne Hamilton, Cellin Gluck, and Lionel Coleman in the Director’s Initiative as they develop their careers.

All the best to Tom for future success both in front of and behind the camera! For more on your favorite B&B stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

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