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Wayne Crawford
Wayne Crawford Faculty: Directing (2002)
B.A., Florida Atlantic University. Producer, writer, director, actor. Film credits include VALLEY GIRL, NIGHT OF THE COMET, JAKE SPEED, SNAKE ISLAND. TV credits include "Okavango," "On the Loose...In Wildest Africa," "Kid Safari," and "Animal Planet" specials. Member of Motion Picture Academy, SAG, and WGA.
Janos Kovacsi
Faculty: Directing (1993)
M.A., Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; M.F.A., Hungarian University of Drama and Film Art, Budapest, Hungary; Fulbright Scholar. Theatrical features as director, writer and co-writer include: CHA-CHA-CHA, RIGHT MAN FOR A DELICATE MISSION. Deputy managing director, MAFILM. Prior his current position he served for 12 years as first assistant professor at his alma mater, the Hungarian University of Drama and Film Art.
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Patrick Read Johnson
Faculty: Directing (2013)
Patrick Read Johnson was born on May 7th, 1962, and, again, on May 7th, 1968, while watching Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: a space odyssey”. His subsequent years as a Super-8 filmmaking teen with too much ambition, too little supervision, and unfettered access to power tools and flammable liquids, might been worse on his family and friends, but for an unlikely series of events that propelled him from tiny Wadsworth, Illinois to Hollywood, California, in the spring of 1977, when an unknown film called “Star Wars” was just finishing up post-production. Watching the unfinished work-print at the visual effects facility for Lucas’ epic, along with a chance meeting, the next day, with Steven Spielberg, on the set “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” convinced Johnson to pack up his Ford Pinto and head for L.A., where he quickly landed a job as a model maker at a local visual effects facility. A year later, at the age of 19, he sold his first screenplay to 20th Century Fox and, for the next 7 years, lived the dual identity of occasionally-working Screenwriter/constantly-working Visual Effects Artist.

Finally, in 1988, he co-wrote the script "Martians!!!" which was produced the next year under Johnson's direction. The 2 million dollar film so impressed Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy that the director/producer duo helped arrange for its theatrical distribution through Touchstone Pictures, which released the work in 1990 as "Spaced Invaders". It also garnered Johnson a first look Directing/Writing/Producing deal with Universal Studios. One of the first projects to go into development, in partnership with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue, was "Dragonheart", starring Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery.

Johnson’s feature and television motion picture directing credits include: "Spaced Invaders" (Touchstone, 1990), "Baby's Day Out" (20th Century Fox, 1994) and "Angus" (Turner Pictures, 1995), “When Good Ghouls go Bad” (Fox Television), starring Christopher Lloyd, and the upcoming “5-25-77”, starring John Francis Daley and Austin Pendleton. Mr. Johnson has also worked extensively with The Muppets, both in consultation on the development of Muppet Movie screenplays for Jim Henson Pictures, and the direction of a series of the company’s award-winning Muppet Meeting Films, as well as helming the FX- laden "When Food Goes Bad” episode of the hit Henson/Disney TV series “Dinosaurs”.

Prior to joining the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, Johnson served as a Senior Thesis Mentor for the American Film Institute.
Tim McCann

Faculty: Directing (2013)

Tim McCann has directed eight independent feature films, including Desolation Angels (presented by Jonathan Demme and Barbet Schroeder), Revolution #9, Runaway and White Rabbit, and has won a variety of international awards, including the International Critics Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, the Merchant Ivory | Kodak Award at the Telluride Film Festival, and Critic’s Choice at Rotterdam. Variety claimed “McCann’s instinctive camera-eye burnishes nearly every exchange with a Cassavetes dynamism”.   He has also worked as a screenwriter and cinematographer, and has guest lectured at Boston University, Cornell University, Ithaca College, The New School, Montclair and others, and was recently head of the Film Program at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y.