Faculty

The Denius Center faculty is comprised of award-winning, industry professionals who have also taught at other leading institutions (view their bios and videos by clicking on their names).

  • Diana Kerew - Lecturer, Development Process of Film and TV
  • Drew Ferrante - Lecturer, Inside the Music Industry
  • James Fino - Lecturer, Introduction to New Media
  • David Gardner - Lecturer, Entertainment Press and Public Relations
  • Stuart Pollok - Lecturer, Entertainment Industry: Big Picture
  • Brian Davidson - Lecturer, The Working Hollywood Writer
  • Michael Donovan - Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment: Acting
  • Blake Evans - Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment: Cinematography
  • Bruce Hendricks - Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment: Line Producing
  • Paul Leonard - Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment: Editing
  • Rick Parks - Lecturer, Careers in Entertainment: Writing for Feature Films

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are invited to meet with students and teach in the program as their availability allows. The list below is a partial list of some of the guest speakers who have visited the program to date.

  • Dick Askin, Former Chairman & CEO, Television Academy
  • Carl Beyer, TV Producer and Unit Production Manager
  • Timothy Busfield, Motion Picture and TV Actor
  • Robert Brakey , Free-lance Film Editor
  • Noel Bright, TV Unit Production Manager, Joey
  • Ashley Brucks, Senior Vice President, Production, Paramount Pictures
  • Linda Carolei, Director of Development, Hallmark Entertainment
  • Dave Chameides, Motion Picture and TV Camera Operator, ER
  • Ken Collins, Episodic TV Director, Without a Trace
  • John Cones, Entertainment Securities Attorney
  • Joe Conway, Motion Picture Screenwriter
  • Jay Duplass, Producer, Director, Writer, Actor
  • Marcus Dustan, Motion Picture Screenwriter, Project Greenlight
  • Gaylyn Fraiche, VP Movies, MarVista Entertainment
  • Ed Gernon, Television Producer, Hitler: The Rise of Evil
  • Michael Goldberg, Motion Picture Screenwriter, Snow Dogs
  • Greg Grunberg, Actor, Heroes
  • John Gulager, Motion Picture Director, Project Greenlight
  • Mark Graziano, Head of Post-Production, Dreamworks SKG
  • Scott Grimes, Chairman, President, Uproxx, Woven Digital
  • Charles Haid, Emmy-winning Actor, Director and Producer
  • Paula Hallin, Assistant to Producer, WEST WING
  • Evan Handler, Motion Picture and TV Actor
  • Laura Harkcom, TV Screenwriter, former Warner Animation Executive
  • Staci Hayes, Story Editor, Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Geoff Hemwall, TV Producer, CSI – New York
  • David Higgins , President & Producer, Sobini Films, Hard Candy
  • Michael Hissrich, TV Producer, The West Wing
  • Jared Hoffman, President, Owner, Generate, Defy Media
  • Jeff Holland, Literary and Talent Manager
  • Eve Honthaner, Motion Picture Production Supervisor, Titanic
  • Jennifer Howell, Head of Development, DreamWorks Animation
  • Dan Jinks, Academy Award-winning producer, American Beauty
  • Jack Kenny, TV Writer/Executive Producer, Titus, The Book of Daniel
  • Robert Kosberg, Producer and Author, How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood
  • J.P. Lavin, Reality TV & Radio Writer/Producer
  • Jordan Levin, Producer and Former President of the WB Network
  • Peter Dan Levin, Emmy-nominated TV & Motion Picture Director
  • Deborah McIntosh, Agent, WME
  • Vanessa Meier, Script Supervisor, Zoey 101, Unfabulous
  • Patrick Melton, Motion Picture Screenwriter, Project Greenlight
  • Janet Carol Norton Talent Agent, International Creative Management (ICM)
  • Hugh O’Brien, Stunt Coordinator, Pirates of the Carribean I, II, III
  • Matthew Perry, Motion Picture and TV Actor, Friends
  • Ellen Pressman, Episodic TV Director, Everwood
  • Tommy Schlamme, Emmy-winning Television Director & Producer, Studio 60
  • Shannon Silber, Marketing and Touring, CAA
  • Lev L. Spiro, Film and Television Director, Weeds, Ugly Betty
  • Mark Stolaroff, Film Producer, True Love, Paper Chasers
  • Quinn Taylor, Sr. VP, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment
  • Pam Veasey, TV Executive Producer, CSI – New York
  • Chuck Viane, President, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
  • Andrew Wang, Head of Television, JuVee Productions
  • Brad Whitford, Emmy Award-wining TV Actor, The West Wing, Studio 60
  • Carolyn Wilson,TV Casting Director, That 70’s Show
  • Roger Young, Film and Television Director, The Closer, Rome
  • Michael Zinberg, Emmy-winning TV Director, The Unit, Gilmore Girls
  • Robert Zotnowski, Sr. VP, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment