Industry insights

Artist Spotlight

Instructors and Advisors

Trey Ellis
Emmy and Peabody-winning filmmaker, American Book Award Winning novelist, playwright, essayist, and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Deborah Goodwin
Writer/ Director/ Producer
Her work in film and television began as a Development Executive for Sanford-Pillsbury Productions (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, RIVER’S EDGE, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT).
Dubois Ashong
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CONSERVATORY graduate whose first feature GEECHEE, starred Andrea Riseborough for AGC Studios and was produced by Jamie Foxx.
Jake Yuzna
Hailing from a family of horror filmmakers, Jake Yuzna is a writer, director, and curator focusing on genre filmmaking.
Tessa Blake
Award-winning filmmaker and television director (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, RIVERDALE, BLACKLIST), who helmed her first pilot this year for CBS Studios.
Angela LaManna
Among her numerous credits include Channel Zero, Marvel's the Punisher, Behind her Eyes for Netflix, and The Haunting of Hill House Season 2. As a showrunner assistant, she also worked on HANNIBAL.
Danielle Therese Dougé
Her work most often centers on an exploration of Black womanhood/feminisms, queerness, ancestral knowledge, and intergenerational trauma via the genres of magical realism, thriller, and drama.