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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Director David Semel Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Celebrated television director David Semel has signed with CAA for representation in all areas, Variety has learned exclusively.

One of the most accomplished directors in television today, Semel has helped put 17 series on air, including the recently launched “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS, for which Semel directed the pilot. He has also directed the pilot episodes of CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” “Code Black,” and “Person of Interest,” as well as the pilots for “The Man in the High Castle” for Amazon and “Heroes” for NBC. His other directing credits include: “American Horror Story,” “Homeland,” “House,” “Ally McBeal,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Beverly Hills 90210” to name just a few.

Semel is also an accomplished producer, most recently serving as executive producer on the Amazon series “Goliath.” He also executive produced “American Dreams,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Heroes.” He served as a co-executive producer on “House” and worked as a producer on “Dawson’s Creek,” and as an associate producer on “Beverly Hills 90210.”

He is also repped by attorney Bruce Gellman of Hansen, Teller Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush and Kaller.

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