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Peter Bogdanovich

Faculty: Directing (2010)

Director, writer, producer, actor. Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild.

Film credits and awards include:

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Denver International Film Festival 2001 - Lifetime Achievement Award         
  • Locarno International Film Festival 2001 - FIPRESCI Prize
  • RiverRun International Film Festival 2010 – Master of Cinema Award
  • Virginia Film Festival 2010 – Film Festival Fellow


  • Academy Award nominations, USA 1972- Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
  • BAFTA Awards 1973 - Winner, Best Screenplay / Nomination, Best Direction
  • Directors Guild of America, USA 1972 - Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
  • Golden Globes, USA 1972 – Nomination, Best Director - Motion Picture
  • Kinema Junpo Awards 1973 - Winner, Best Foreign Language Film
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1971 – Winner, Best Screenplay
  • São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards 1973 – Winner, Best Foreign Film


  • Golden Globes, USA 1974 – Nomination, Best Director - Motion Picture
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 1973- Silver Seashell & Special Prize of the Jury


  • Berlin International Film Festival 1977 – Nomination, Golden Berlin Bear


  • Venice Film Festival 1979 - Pasinetti Award

(1985) MASK

  • Cannes Film Festival 1985 - Nomination, Golden Palm


  • Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival 1994 - Audience Award

(1997)  “Who the Devil Made It” (Book)

  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  • National Board of Review, USA 1996 -  William K. Everson Film History Award


  • Grammy Awards 2009: Winner, Best Long Form Music Video, Shared With: Tom Petty (& The Heartbreakers), Skot Bright (video producer)

In 2004 came the premiere of Mr. Bogdanovich's three-hour ABC special, THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD, as well as his hard-hitting docudrama about the infamous ballplayer Pete Rose, called HUSTLE. At the end of the year, Knopf published his latest book, "Who The Hell's In It," which features chapters on 25 stars he knew or worked with including Cary Grant, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Also shown was the episode he directed, "Sentimental Education," for the fifth season of the award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos, in which (for 4 seasons) he had the recurring role of the shrink's (Lorraine Bracco's) shrink. Early in 2006, Mr. Bogdanovich revised his 1971 documentary DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD, about the life and work of the great American filmmaker, for Warner Brothers. The film now includes interviews with such avowed Ford admirers as Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg and had its world premiere at the 2006 Telluride Film Festival.


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.
.Janos Kovacsi
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.