About Our Faculty
To become the best you have to learn from the best.
We believe you should learn to do what you love from accomplished professionals who share your passion. Our faculty of deeply experienced, working professionals will provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need when you take your creativity into the real world. Your instructors also have relationships with other entertainment professionals who are eager to pass on what they know to a new generation of storytellers and content creators.
Our Faculty are Working Professionals
150 Motion Pictures • 2,500 Hours On TV • 200 Films Featured in Festivals
As producers, writers, directors, editors, cinematographers, and sound professionals, our faculty have logged more than 150 feature films and 2,500 hours of television programming on narrative series, reality shows, non-fiction programs, and longform movies and miniseries. Our instructors have collectively created more than two dozen TV series, directed, written, photographed, edited, and produced both studio and independent feature films. They are pioneers in digital programming content. They have worked as studio executives and in the Theater as actors, directors, producers, and playwrights from Broadway to Hollywood. Films by our faculty have been seen in more than 200 film festivals worldwide.
Our Faculty are Published Authors
2,000+ Articles Authored • 50+ National Publications
Our faculty have authored more than 2,000 articles and reviews, both scholarly and consumer, on topics including film, television, the entertainment industry, and art and design. Their work has been in such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Television Week, and Hispanic Business. Short stories and other works of fiction have appeared in more than 50 national publications including Story Quarterly, Telescope, Element, LA Weekly, Life Stories, Poetsfeet, and Fiction International. Their published scholarly works are frequently used as valuable course materials.
Our Faculty are Award-Winners
Our faculty members have won and received nominations for prestigious entertainment industry awards, including the Oscar Award, Emmy Award, Writers Guild Award, Directors Guild Award, NAACP Image Award, The Humanitas Prize, Ohio State Award, Peabody Award, DramaLogue Award, and the Sonance Award for programming depicting stories about deaf Americans.
Our Faculty are Active in Industry Service
Columbia College Hollywood faculty members maintain professional affiliations that are key not only to their careers, but to the outreach and industry connections of the entire college community.
They are active members in prestigious industry guilds and organizations, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), Women in Film, Actors Equity, Hollywood Heritage, the Los Angeles Preservation Conservancy, and the Perimeter Arts Collective.
Our Faculty are Recognized Experts
The expertise of Columbia College Hollywood faculty members has resulted in their participation as lecturers, panelists, panel moderators, and instructors at numerous organizations, festivals, conferences, and institutions. They have taught courses, seminars, and/or lectured at such institutions as Loyola-Marymount University, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), the American Film Institute, the City University of New York, the Dramatists Guild Foundation, the Playwrights in the Schoolroom Program, the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Claremont University, and the Conference for Theater in Macedonia.
Two of our faculty members helped the Los Angeles City Parks create a filmmaking program for at-risk high school students. With Columbia College Hollywood faculty assistance, the program has more than tripled in size.