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film & video production alumni

Patrick Artus - Production assistant on "America's Next Top Model." "Dancing With the Stars." (L.A.)

Andy Babbin - Gaffer (On various independent films) – “18 Fingers of Death”, “God’s Waiting List”, “Something’s Wrong in Kansas”, “Detective”

Barry Barclay - Production Coordinator (features) & Production Manager (Reality TV) – “America’s Next Top Model”, “The Break Up”, Cursed”, “Identity”, “The Sweetest Thing”, “Scream 3”, “Charlie’s Angels.” (L.A.)

Matt Beickert - Owner/operator of TV II, a multimedia communications firm, Memphis.

Sean Bloemer - Owner/operator of Sean Bloemer Productions. Specializing in commercials, music videos, and still photography. (Memphis)

Amy Brown - Owner and Operator of a Documentary film company. (North Carolina).

Mandy Carson-Ingram - After four years working in production sound in England, Mandy became a camerawoman and editor in the news division of the BBC.

Jim Casey - Managing Editor, True North Custom Publishing, Chattanooga, TN.

Brian Churchill - Independent producer and director.  Owner of Churchill Studios, Inc., Memphis. Co-founder of Grade One Entertainment. (Memphis)

John Paul Clark - Director of Photography on features and music videos, including "The Grace Card."

Chuck Cooper - Director/production designer. (N.Y.)

Michael Cruikshank - Camera Assistant (on various TV shows and Movies) – “Deadwood”, “Southland Tales”, “Petomane: Parti avec le vent, Le”

Liz Daggett - Independent filmmaker and Coordinator for CODA (Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts). Liz is a faculty member in the Art Department at Rhodes College, Memphis.

Tom Dean - Gaffer. Wilmington, N.C.

Sam Dlugach - Colorist. Credits include the TV series “Frazier,” and many features, including “The Conscientious Objector,” “Family,” and “Dopamine.” (L.A.)

Brad Ellis - Independent filmmaker. Co-founder of Old School Films. Directing credits include “Act One,” which won the Hometown Award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. (Memphis)

Sarah Fleming - Independent producer/director. Co-founder of “Live From Memphis,” a grassroots organization representing Memphis music, film and the arts.

Dana Shea Gabrion – Supervising Producer CBS Television, Co-Executive Producer - “America’s Next Top Model”; Supervising Producer - “Who’s Your Daddy?” , “T.H.E.M.”; Exec. In Charge of Production - “Kitchen Trends”, Line Producer - “The Skateboard Show”, “Dreamchasers”, “Ultimate Reality”; Reality Production Consultant for the WB Network & Turner Television.  The University Alumni Association named Dana "Outstanding Young Alumna" in 2011. (L.A.)

Geo Holmes - Director/Director of Photography. Owner/operator of Beale Street Studios. Clients include the PGA, NCAA and CBS Sports. (Memphis)

Matt Hunter - Feature and Television Intern at The Chernin Group, L.A.

Hayden Jackson - Location Sound Mixer for Discovery, Harpo, VH1, ESPN, HBO, etc. (Chicago)

Chet Leonard - Location sound. Credits include “Waking Up in Reno,” “A Time to Kill,” “In Good Company,” and “Lost Highway.”  (L.A.)

Shannon MacIntosh - Senior Executive VP at Miramax. Credits include: Executive Producer on "Django Unchained;" the rap documentary, “Rhyme and Reason;” and “Four Friends and a Movie” (the making of “Four Rooms”). (L.A.)

Bart Mallard - Actor, director. (Memphis)

Brian Manis - Producer and Development head for Davis Entertainment – “Garfield’s A Tale of Two Kitties”, “Dr. Dolittle 3”, “Garfield.” (L.A.)

Andrew Neninger (a.k.a. Kentucker Audrey) - Named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2007. Films include "Team Picture" and "Family Tree." (Memphis)

Mark Norris - Producer. Co-founder of Old School Pictures. Credits include “Act One,” which won the Hometown Award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

Jim O’Donnel - Director. Credits include the documentaries, “Ray for the NBA” and “The Party Ain’t Stopped Yet.” Investigative Producer at ABC7, San Francisco, CA.

Leo O'Sullivan - Writer (with one script optioned to Al Pacino about "Napoleon" w/ Michael Radford set to direct AND another MOW for ABC about the making of the movie "JAWS". (L.A.)

John Olivio - Independent filmmaker. Credits include “Stranded in Canton.” (Memphis)

Ryan Parker - Director and DP. Credits include “Eli Parker is Getting Married,”  “Fraternity Massacre,” and "Dancing on a Volcano." (Memphis)

Marius Penczner - Producer/writer/director/editor. Features - “I WasA Zombie For the F.B.I.;” Music Videos - ZZ Top, the Everly Brothers, Travis Tritt; Commercials; Political Media Campaigns, including Clinton-Gore, 1996. (Washington, D.C.)

Sue Lynn Perry - Production Manager for Running Pony Productions. Sue Lynn received a 2005 Mid South Regional Emmy for her commercial television work. (Memphis)

David Perry - Editor. API Photography; Thompson and Company Marketing Communications. (Memphis).

Miller Pipkin - MFA candidate at Emerson University (Boston).

Wes Pollard - Promotion Director, WREG, TV, Memphis.

John Pouncy - Camera Assistant (on various TV shows and Movies) – “The District”, “Strange Wilderness”, “The Third Nail”, “9/Tenths”, “You Got Served”, “Joy Ride”

Richard Rawling - Editor at Elephant Films, Memphis.

Andy Romaine - Digital Effects Artist – “Fantastic Four”, “Sin City”, “Elektra”, “Taxi”, “Exorcist: The Beginning”, “The Last Samurai” (L.A.)

Cynthia Runions - Independent producer. Credits include “Dummy” (Knoxville)

Jay Russell  - Writer/Director - Credits include many television documentaries and the features, “End of the Line,” “My Dog Skip,” and “ Ladder 49.” (L.A.)

Joe Sanford -  Producer/director/editor/videographer; owner of Pelican Pictures, New Orleans.

Steven Snyder - MFA candidate at Chapman University (L.A.)

Lynn Sitler - Executive Director of the Memphis and Shelby County Film Commission.

Paul Sloan - Vice President/Creative Services Director, at KSAZ-TV, Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Stanley - Thompson and Company Marketing Communications. (Memphis).

Matt Stevens - Screenwriter (Obscenity, Psycho Bitch), script analyst, film reviewer for E! Online. Matt’s short film “The Making of Killer Kite,” received the student Emmy for Best Comedy and he was an assistant professor at Florida State University. He is author of “Script Partners: What Makes Film and TV Writing Teams Work” with Claudia Johnson. (L.A.)

David Stotts - After being Promotion Manager for WHBQ-TV, Memphis, and winning many Regional Emmy Awards for audio, direction and editing, David is now with the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

Dot Stovall - Promotions Director. WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN.

Chris Sutherland - Chief videographer for WREG-TV, Memphis.

Mellissa Waldron - Radio Producer; Winner of the James Beard Award for “The Leonard Lopate Show.” (N.Y.)

Julian Williams - Independent filmmaker and DP whose works have been screened in venues across the country, including the IndieMemphis, Nashville Independent, Carolina Film and Video, Atlanta Underground, Athens and Rochester Film Festivals. Julian is an instructor at Watkins Film School in Nashville.

Gina Wright - Radio and Television Producer/Director for eight years; fourteen years experience as an editor on network TV shows for CMT and TNN, award winning music videos, commercials, corporate videos and features. 1998 Mid South Emmy Award nominee and Gold Medal Award at Worldfest Houston Film Festival for documentary, Joe Ely. Instructor at Watkins Film School, Nashville.

Z. Eric Yang - Professor at the University of Central Arkansas; Winner of 2008 Student Academy Award.

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