Prominent Hollywood Director, Maynard Virgil Dead
Maynard C. Virgil passed yesterday, July 18th, from an apparent heart attack.
A Hollywood veteran, has gone home to make his final feature in the heavens. Maynard Virgil loved being behind the scene paying attention to each intricate detail as a director among the various other hats he sometimes wore. His talents were well sought after and he didn’t mind sharing his wealth of knowledge with others.
Starting in a page position, Maynard moved on to become a courier on the Universal Studios lot, working on the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes”. Soon after, he parlayed his courier position into a position working as personal aide to a young Ricky Schroeder on the hit sitcom “Silver Spoons”. Still keeping his sights on the bigger picture, and after two years working as an aide on the set of “Silver Spoons”, Maynard was able to get the recommendation he needed to stage manage, one of the pre-requisites to becoming a member of the D.G.A. He began stage managing for both “Silver Spoons” and “The Jeffersons” and quickly became a member of the D.G.A.
Now having a clear path to seek out and accept Director positions, Maynard went on to assistant direct and direct for “The Cosby Show”, “A Different World”, “Living Single”, For Your Love”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, and most recently on the UPN shows “One On One”, “Half and Half”, and “Cuts” as well as a stint on the Nickelodeon show “Just Jordan”. With his directing skills helming “Mike Epps Comedy Remix” for Comedy Central starring Mike Epps.
To keep the momentum going during Hollywood’s hiatuses, Maynard started his own entertainment company MCV Productions to manage and help guide the careers of the many artists he came across seeking his help. To date, MCV Productions has offered services in Music Management, Acting Coaching, Photography, Producing, and, of course, Directing.
Maynard worked on many independent projects including the short film, My Genie shot in 2008 and others that followed. He will be missed.
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