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).

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