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Chuck has more than 40 years of professional experience in sound, mixing, engineering and recording for musicians like Sting, Meatloaf, Kansas and Todd Rundgren.
Harold Apter began working on Broadway at the age of 18 as an assistant to Producer/Director Harold Prince. His career as a writer began on the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" for which he shares an Emmy with the 1982-1983 writing team.
Dr. Richard's doctorate in Communication is from the Florida State University. The focus of her teaching is screenwriting, film history, professional development, and documentary filmmaking.
Julianna Baggott is a critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist, as well as screenwriter, essayist, and poet; she is the author of twenty books that appear under her own name as well as the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode.
Reb Braddock is a writer and director of feature motion pictures who serves as the Interim Dean for the College of Motion Picture Arts.
William (Bill) C. Carruth is a third generation film editor with over 40 years experience in the motion picture industry.
April is an experimental filmmaker who teaches classes in motion picture editing as a Visiting Assistant in Film focusing on project organization, aesthetics, and techniques of narrative editing.
Tony is currently serving as Assistant Dean while teaching classes in producing and managing the College of Motion Picture Arts' day-to-day supervision and coordination of student pre-production, production, and post-production.
Paul Cohen is an independent motion picture executive, who has created a number of successful distribution and production companies including Analysis Films, Masada Production, Moonbeam Productions, and Aries Films.
Mr. Edell serves as the College's Entrepreneur in Residence and will provide film students with the opportunity to receive instruction from, and engage in regular one-on-one meetings with, a highly regarded and successful entrepreneur in the media industry.
A professional actor and a highly regarded acting teacher, France has worked in motion picture, television, and theater for more than fifteen years.
George Geiger has been a professional writer for more than 30 years in the entertainment industry as creator, executive producer, and show-runner of prime time television.
Geoffrey Gilmore is the Creative Director of Tribeca Enterprises, a New York company that includes the Tribeca Film Festival, the Tribeca Cinemas and the Tribeca Film Festival Doha.
Ron Honn is an animator and visual effects artist with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry.
Jason Maurer has been working in the field of animation for the past nineteen years as a designer, animator, director, educator, and independent filmmaker.
Antonio Méndez Esparza is a director and screenwriter, whose latest film Aquí y Allá premiered at Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. Antonio teaches directing classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Vicky Meyer is a screenwriter and highly regarded script consultant who teaches screenwriting. She has provided story and screenwriting consultation on a non-disclosure basis with some of Hollywood's most prominent directors.
Tom Mikota is a Visual Effects Industry veteran who has worked on VFX for multiple Academy Award winning films.
Professor Frank Patterson serves as the Dean of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts.
Professor Emeritus Richard Portman has served as sound mixer on more than 200 feature films. He has eleven Academy Award nominations for sound work and won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film The Deer Hunter.
Valerie Scoon is a producer and creative executive with extensive industry experience who most recently served as the Director of Development for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films.
Keith teaches classes in Camera and Light Mechanics as an Associate in Film and runs workshops in equipment use in order to teach the safe and proper operation of all film production related equipment.
Erika teaches acting in the College of Motion Picture Arts with a focus on helping directors communicate effectively with actors.
As a faculty member, Jonathan Stone is the Head of Digital Production for the college.
Dr. Lisa Tripp is a scholar-practitioner of digital media and new cultures of learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego.