Tough Gig: The Award-Winning ‘A Doctor’s Job’

| September 16, 2015

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A Doctor’s Job/¡Una carrerita, Doctor!: How do you make ends meet? When Dr. Ramon Moran isn’t resuscitating patients in the ER, he works an equally long shift as a cab driver in Lima, Peru. His elderly mother’s senility is worsening, and Dr. Moran needs to come up with the money to keep her in assisted living. He picks up his latest fare and the man seems nice enough. Heck, he even used to be a cabbie himself. But first impressions aren’t always what they appear. Dr. Moran is about to get a hard lesson in mixing work with work.

Directed by Julio O. Ramos. Made at UCLA.

Principal Cast: Miguel Iza, Luis Menezes, Christian Ojeda and Hortensia Priale.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer