I. Teaching

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (2009 – present)

Visiting Professor of Film Directing

BIOLA MEDIA CONFERENCE (2011)

Workshop Speaker

THE DIRECTOR’S PERSPECTIVE ACTING STUDIO (2009 – present)

Founder, President

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS (2006 – present)

Adjunct Professor of Motion Picture Studies

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (2006 – 2010)

Adjunct Professor of Motion Picture Studies

UCLA EXTENSION (2005 – 2007)

Teacher of Motion Picture Studies

BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY (2004 – 2006)

Teacher of Motion Picture Studies

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY (2000 – 2003)

Teacher of Motion Picture Studies

ASPEN SHORTSFEST (1999 – present)

Visiting Instructor for Motion Picture Production Seminars & Workshops


II. Motion Picture Directing & Producing

SUNSET STRIP

Director, Feature Film; 20th Century Fox; Art Linson producer (Fight Club, Heat, The Untouchables)

HAITV

Producer/Creator; Television/Internet Pilot - Comedy; Look-Look, Inc. producing

STORMY JUSTICE WITH JUDGE TONY CLIFTON

Director; Television/Internet Pilot - Comedy; Look-Look, Inc. producing

BALANCE

Director; Short Documentary; Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs Int’l Festival of Shorts, etc.

FUKUDA 2000

Director, Producer; Feature-length Documentary; Mixed Greens Documentaries producing

MAD BOY, I’LL BLOW YOUR BLUES AWAY.  BE MINE.

Director; Award Winning Student Film; 1st Place Honors: Aspen Shortsfest, Austin Film Festival, Chicago Int’l Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Hampton’s Int’l Film Festival, Palm Springs Int’l Short Festival, New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, 1 Reel Festival at Bumbershoot, New York Comedy Film Festival, etc.


III. Cinematography

ANGRY CAFÉ (Fall 1994)

REGIONAL FINALIST:  Student Academy Awards

SETTING BOUNDARIES (Spring 1993)

WINNER:  Student Emmy Award – documentary category


IV. Education

UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT:  MBA  (June 2010)

Led a one year field study on best practices for Independent Film marketing, distribution and exhibition.  Advisors included Hollywood studio chiefs, Oscar winning producers, distribution and marketing executives and industry thought leaders.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:  MFA in Filmmaking  (August 1997)

DUKE UNIVERSITY:  BA in Religion  (January 1991)

Chairman, Duke University Cable Television (largest student run/funded TV station in the US)


V. Other Honors & Distinctions

1985 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER ALL-AMERICA TEAM

1986 DUKE BLUE DEVIL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM MEMBER


VI. References (contact information available upon request)

Bill Mechanic

President/CEO, Pandemonium Films

Fmr. CEO, 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment


Mark Harris

3 time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker

Distinguished Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts


Carol Scott

Faculty Director of the Executive Program, Professor of Marketing

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Board of Directors, United Online, Sizzler, Athena Medical


Jim Dodson

Fmr. VP Production, 20th Century Fox

Executive Producer, SUNSET STRIP

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