Oz Rodriguez

Film, Class of 2003

LAFS Alumni Oz Rodriguez

Emmy-winning director Oz Rodriguez has written and directed video shorts since he got his start at Funny or Die. As a creative force in the sketch comedy world, Oz worked his way up to segment director and producer at SNL and has been with the show for nearly a decade. Oz turned his knowledge of SNL into a popular behind-the-scenes nonfiction series called Creating Saturday Night Live.

“My directing style is trying to conduct this orchestra to do their best performance. I want to empower people to do their best. I like to have a lot of collaboration and discussion about what the end goal is.”

Over the years, Oz has worked on more than 50 episodes of SNL and directed the Emmy®-winning show Creating Saturday Night Live, which documents the making of America’s most iconic sketch comedy TV series. In 2019, Oz personally won a Primetime Emmy for Creating SNL.

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Los Angeles Film School - 25 Years

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25 years. Wow. You know what they say: time flies. And it’s been a ride. But an excitement-filled rollercoaster of a ride, one that all started with a vision: To inspire young minds to find their own creative voice, in a place they could absorb the inner-workings of the entertainment industry and learn alongside like-minded students from all walks of life.
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Spotlight Academy Oz Rodriguez

Meet Oz Rodriguez, Our 2020 Spotlight Inductee Comedy can be a tough genre to break into but for Oz Rodriguez, it's all he's ever known. Oz has directed and produced some of the most successful comedy sketches in entertainment. From…