Education and Training

Fall 2005 – New York University Continuing Education
Producing Your Own Opportunities
One semester course on producing personal theater, film and video projects focussing on creating schedules, and production plans, identifying resources and recruiting a creative team.

Fall 2005 – New York University Continuing Education
Writing Business Plans for Media Projects
One semester course on the foundation for writing a business plan for creative enterprises that will persuade potential funders and creative contributors.

3/3/2002 – Action/Cut Directed By Seminars
Directing Flim and Television Certificate
Intensive 2-day seminar on directing, taught by director Guy Magar, focussing on planning shot lists, making creative decisions on set, and directing actors.

3/12/2000 – Hollywood Film Institute Seminar
Directing and Line Producing Certificate
Acclaimed 2-day intensive course on producing and directing independant feature films focussing on the logistics of planning and executing a film and identifying and negotiating with key vendors for successful low-budget production.

1/1995 – Columbia College US-Illinois-Chicago
Bachelor’s Degree
B.A. in animation and film production with emphasis on writing, computer graphics and fine arts.

6/1997 – Franklin High School – Franklin, TN
Attended Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN for grades 9 and 10. Transferred to The Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN for grade 11, and (after a family relocation) attended 12th grade and graduated from Franklin High School.