It’s Showtime for Masterson

Self-penned 'Other Side' her first helm job

Thesp Mary Stuart Masterson will make her directorial bow on Showtime’s “Directed By” series with “The Other Side” — a self-scripted short starring Anthony LaPaglia, Karen Sillas and Bruce Davidson.

The half-hour film depicts the philosophical complications that ensue after a terminally ill scientist clones himself in the hopes of achieving some sort of posthumous life. Jana Sue Memel is exec producing the pic, which is distributed by Paramount Network Television.

Among directorial debuts that previously aired on the series are Anne Heche’s “Reaching Normal,” and Helen Mirren’s “Happy Birthday.”

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