Skip to main

Claire Scanlon

Palm Royale - Trailer

Abbott Elementary - S3 Trailer

Jack Daniel's "Lynchburg Lights"

Unstable - Trailer

The Mindy Project - "Flyers"

An Emmy Award winning editor on The Office, Claire’s intuitive understanding of comedy and timing naturally carried her from the cutting room into the director's chair. With her background as an editor, Claire cultivated a definitive point of view as a director, honing a precision in shooting the essential elements to focus on collaborating with her cast in order to get the very best – and the most funny – material on screen.

Claire has directed some of the most celebrated and critically-acclaimed comedy series of the last decade including Abbott Elementary, Miracle Workers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat, The Last Man on Earth, Black-ish, Selfie, Suburgatory, Speechless, GLOW, Social Distance, Making History and Never Have I Ever

As a storyteller creating aspirational stories, such as her debut feature Set It Up for Netflix, and Amazon's The People We Hate at the Wedding, starring Kristen Bell, Academy Award winner Allison Janney and Tony Award winner Ben Platt. Claire feels a keen responsibility to show not just the world at its funniest, but at its best, by inclusively representing everyone in it. Claire's next feature, Bring Up Bebe, adapted from Pamela Drunckerman's New York Times  bestselling novel, about her relocation with her family from New York to Paris and the challenges of assimilation as she navigates the cultural nuances, Bring Up Bebe unfolds as an exploration of personal growth, cultural adaptation, and the complexities of motherhood. 

Claire’s unique skill set – from knowing what works and what doesn’t, to recognizing and finding the perfect rhythm of performance – can be seen across her prolific work in television, features, and her commercials, like her campaign for Jack Daniels/NBA partnership.

Most recently, Claire’s directing work includes Acapulco for AppleTV+, Unstable, starring Rob Lowe, for Netflix, and Palm Royale, starring Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney, and Laura Dern.