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John Adams

John Adams has written, produced and directed hundreds of television commercials. He graduated from William and Mary College.
At Foote, Cone and Belding, Adams worked on campaigns for Levi’s, including the much-awarded 501 Blues. He also produced spots for the CALIFORNIA DANCING RAISINS, TACO BELL AND HOLLAND AMERICA, before moving down the street to work for the legendary Hal Riney.
At Riney, he worked on the original campaign for Saturn. His work there won a slew of industry awards, and attracted the attention of another pair of industry legends, Dan Wieden and David Kennedy, who hired him to work on Nike.
While at Wieden, Adams produced spots with Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Bo Jackson, among many others. Again, the work garnered awards from all over the world, including Cannes Lions. Adamsalso produced the first campaign from W+K for Subaru, which was chronicled in the book Where The Suckers Moon, by New York Times writer Randall Rothenberg.
After W+K, Adams moved to Atlanta, where he became Head of Production for West Wayne. While there, he also taught for two years at Portfolio Center, and was one of the founders of The Creative Circus, another ad school in the city.
Leaving Atlanta for Dallas, Adams became Head of Production for the DDB office, overseeing production of spots for GTE, Pepsi and Tabasco, including the well-known Tabasco Mosquito spot, winner of another Gold Lion.
It was while in Dallas that Adams was given the opportunity to begin directing local campaigns for various clients, including Dr. Pepper, The Dallas Morning News and KERA, the Dallas PBS affiliate.
His directing work quickly caught the attention of several LA and NY production companies, and Adams moved to Los Angeles, where he began a directing career that has spanned more than ten years.
Adams has directed spots for every major ad agency, including BBDO, DDB, Doner, McCann-Erickson, Draft/FCB, Leo Burnett, etc., and for an enviable list of clients like AT&T, LEXUS, MCDONALD’S, CHRYSLER, HOME DEPOT, LOWE’S, SEARS, KRAFT, S.C. JOHNSON and many, many others.

Caldecot (Cotty) Chubb

Cotty Chubb has worked in Los Angeles as a producer and senior production executive since 1983, at Pressman Film Corp. from 1988 to 1992, from 1994 to 2003 at Alphaville, and at Groundswell Productions in 2006-2007. Collectively in those sixteen years as an executive, he supervised the development and production of several dozen films besides his own, working in a variety of financing and distribution environments.
Mr. Chubb has produced nine movies, most recently Unthinkable, with Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Sheen, Gregor Jordan directing (Sony, 2010). Before that were Believe In Me (IFC Films, 2007); Dark  
Blue starring Kurt Russell and directed by Ron Shelton, (UA, 2003); Louis CK’s original comedy Pootie Tang with Chris Rock (Paramount, 2001); Eve's Bayou, Kasi Lemmons' debut picture, with Samuel L.
Jackson; Hoffa, with Jack Nicholson, directed by Danny DeVito (Fox, 1992); Charles Burnett's much acclaimed To Sleep With Anger (Goldwyn, 1990); Waiting for the Light (Triumph, 1990); and Cherry
2000 (Orion, 1988). He was associate producer on the Taviani brothers' Good Morning, Babylon, co-executive producer of The Crow (Miramax, 1994) and executive producer on Michael Almereyda’s
Tonight At Noon and Ed Harris’s Appaloosa (New Line/WB, 2007).
In 2009 Chubb began to take on management clients, including award-winning commercial directors Martin Krejci and Jackie Oudney, and writer Peter Woodward (Unthinkable, Closing The Ring).
In 2012 Chubb was executive producer of three films: Het Diner (The Dinner), a Dutch adaptation of the world-wide best-selling novel by Herman Koch written and directed by Menno Meyjes, which had
its international premiere at Toronto in 2013; Flying Home, an English-language film from Belgian writer-director Dominique DeRudddere starring Jamie Dornan; and Parts Per Billion, by writer/director
Brian Horiuchi, starring Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, and Penn Badgely. In 2014 Chubb was executive producer on I Nostri Ragazzi, an Italian adaptation of the
Koch novel, directed by Ivano De Matteo, which had its premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.
In September 2013 Cate Blanchett became attached to the English-language adaptation of The Dinner, which Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) is writing to direct and which Chubb will produce.
He has been the executive producer on five films for television: The National Tree (Hallmark Channel, 2009), Banshee (Oxygen Network, 2006), Everyday People (HBO Films, 2004), Don't Look Back for
HBO in 1996, and Avalanche for Fox in 1994, and was an executive producer of the four-hour miniseries Attila, with Gerard Butler, for USA Network, which aired in 2001.
While continuing his movie and television work, in 2011 he partnered with Ron Martinez, founder and CEO of Invention Arts LLC, to create Aerbook, an innovative digital publishing environment for
authors and publishers to make, publish and share media-rich, optionally interactive ebooks designed for the fast-growing tablet marketplace, and sold using native marketing in the streams.
In addition, from 1999 to 2010, Chubb was the Executive Director of the Eggleston Artistic Trust, managing the career and business of the distinguished American artist and photographer, William
Eggleston, publishing original prints and generating gross sales of more than eight million dollars.
Mr. Chubb is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the Producer Branch.

He is married with two daughters in college.
Eric Eason

Multi-award winning writer-director, Eric Eason's feature film MANITO debuted at Sundance Film Festival and went on to play 50 festivals on all 5 continents, collecting prized at Sundance, SXSW, Miami, Tribeca, among several other festivals. Eason also won the IFP's Gotham Award's Golden Palm and was nominated for 2 Indie Spirit Awards in 2003. In 2006, Eason wrote and directed JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT set in Sao Paulo, Brazil starring Brendan Fraser, Mas Def, Catalina Sandina Moreno, and Scott Glenn.  In 2011, Eason penned the screenplay for the Academy Award nominated film A BETTER LIFE directed by Chris Weitz.  In 2012, Eason was hi red by Warner Bros. Studio to write the screenplay adaptation for the bestselling science-fiction novel  READY PLAYER ONE by Ernie Cline.   Current (201 5) screenplay projects include THE LIGHT for Deline Pictures and KING'S HIGHWAY for Leonardo Dicaprio's Appian Way Productions. 
Eason is currently in post-production on his next directorial project about  an African-American ex-convict's reintegration into society, inspired by the mass incarceration crisis. The film will be completed in earl y 2016.
Eric Eason is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

Ken Frazelle

Ken Frazelle's music has been commissioned and performed by numerous prominent artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Jeffrey Kahane, Dawn Upshaw, Emmanuel Ax, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ransom Wilson, Paula Robison, John Adams, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jan DeGaetani, and Gilbert Kalish. Frazelle first received international acclaim with his score for "Still/Here", a multimedia dance/theater work for the Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Frazelle was the winner of the 2001 Barlow Prize, the international competition administered through Brigham Young University.
He has received awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Rome, and Columbia University. He has held residencies with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Frazelle was a pupil of Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School and graduated in 1978 with the Gretchaninoff Award for High Achievement in Composition. He attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Robert Ward. Frazelle was born in Jacksonville, N.C., in 1955. His music is published by Subito Music Corporation.

Ken Frazelle is a faculty member in UNCSA's School of Music. He also teaches in UNCSA's Film Music Composition program.

Keith Hobgood

Keith Hobgood has spent the last 17 year as an Illustration Director at Out of Our Minds Animation Studio in Winston Salem, NC. He attended East Carolina University. Out of Our Minds Animation Studio released THE MAGISTICAL in 2010. Keith has provided visual effects for films such as THE TOUGH SOUTH OF LARRY BROWN and STALEMATE, as well as animating many commercial projects and short films such as DEAR, SWEET EMMA.


Bruno Louchouarn

French-Mexican composer Bruno Louchouarn is a composer and cognitive scientist. After graduate studies in artificial intelligence in Paris he obtained a Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA where he studied with Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse, and Jerry Goldsmith. His musical compositions are informed by his studies in the cognition of music and visual media, and often focus on the performative aspects of language and music, the narrative structure of myths, emotions and rhetoric. His music ranges from the futuristic cantina music heard in the film TOTAL RECALL to live experimental multimedia performances, works for large orchestra, as well as music for ballet and theater. His works have been performed widely, including Red Cat in Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, UCLA's Royce Hall, Zipper Hall, The Getty Villa, The Getty Center, Pasadena Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Boston Court Theatre, La Ma Ma in New York City, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, as well as Chapman University, Juilliard, University of Akron, UCLA, USC, and UCSD. Nick Terry at Chapman University performed at his concerto for marimba and orchestra and his evening-length work Alcances was premiered by pianist Vicki Ray and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet at Art Center under a special commission by the Pasadena Arts Council for the Pasadena Arts and Ideas Biennial.  His video installation Day for Night, a 12-hour site-specific film of the Santa Monica beach with original music was commissioned for the 2010 GLOW festival.  He created the sound art for Suzanne Lacy’s THREE WEEKS IN JANUARY, presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. 

Bruno Louchouarn teaches in UNCSA’s Film Music Composition program.

Joanne Moore

Joanne Moore has over 15 years experience as a film & television producer and production company executive. She has worked in the indie world as well as produced and sold projects to the studios and networks.  She is the producer of SWIMMING WITH SHARKS starring Kevin Spacey and Benicio Del Toro, as well as two short films for Showtime: BIG AL and ROCKBOY.

As Executive Vice President of Production for director Norman Jewison’s production company, Yorktown, Moore developed the anthology series, PICTURE WINDOWS for Showtime and the feature films FOR RICHER OR POORER starring Tim Allen for Village Roadshow and Warner Brothers, HURRICANE starring Denzel Washington for Universal Studios and the independent film A BROTHER’S KISS with Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez.

As the President of Dustin Hoffman’s production company, Punch, Moore was involved in the development and production of A WALK ON THE MOON starring Viggo Mortensen and Diane Lane for Miramax, THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC starring Kirsten Dunst for Showtime and BOYS AND GIRLS starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jason Biggs for Miramax and Dimension Films.

Most recently, Moore was President of Scripted Development and Production for VDBP, producers of America’s Funniest Videos. There she created a comic book/graphic novel publishing division that published 4 books that sold to studios for feature films, including one to Davis Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox with Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct.

Moore’s television credits include two pilots for ABC: Graham Yost’s COUNTDOWN and SOCCER MOMS starring Kristen Davis, which Moore created. Additionally, Moore is co-executive producer on a drama spec for USA Network called THE NANNY FILES and a series for Nickelodeon entitled STARRING MATT HOWARD.

Moore is a graduate of UCLA Law School and a member of the California Bar Association.


Blaise Noto

With a career that has spanned over 35-years, Blaise J. Noto was one of Hollywood's top marketing and publicity. As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Publicity at Paramount Pictures, he spearheaded the Academy Awards campaigns for the Oscar-winning Best Pictures "TITANIC," "BRAVEHEART" and "FORREST GUMP."  He also was Executive President of Publicity at Columbia Pictures, and held key marketing positions at Warner Bros., United Artists, Orion Pictures, and Vestron and for producer Dino De Laurentiis.

He is a five-time recipient of the Publicist Guild of America’s “Best Motion Picture Publicity Campaign” for “TITANIC,” “FORREST GUMP,” “BRAVEHEART,” “SPIDER-MAN” AND NICKELODEON'S "RUGRATS: THE MOVIE." Most recently he was Associate Producer on the feature film "Heart of a Dragon" that filmed in China, and on the documentary feature film "When the Mountain Calls: Nepal-Tibet-Bhutan" which aired on 144 PBS station nationwide.

He is a long-standing member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the Publicists Guild of America/Cinematographers Guild, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Mr. Noto received his B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and his M.A. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at The University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, he was invited by the Chinese government to teach marketing at the Beijing Film Academy.


Ron Rudkin

Ronald Rudkin directs the Jazz Program and teaches Music Theory at UNCSA. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from East Carolina University, where he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award.
In addition to maintaining an active performing career on saxophone, clarinet, and flute with his own jazz groups and dance band, Mr. Rudkin plays clarinet in the Winston-Salem Symphony and has appeared with the North Carolina, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Western Piedmont symphonies. An experienced band leader and arranger, he has led professional groups in performance with numerous celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, pop and jazz. His pops arrangements and compositions for symphony orchestra featuring solo saxophone or saxophone quartet have been performed by regional orchestras as well as orchestras around the United States and abroad.
Mr. Rudkin is a recipient of the Jazz Composers Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, and has toured and performed with legendary jazz drummer Max Roach and drummer Thelonius (T.S.) Monk Jr. in public schools across North Carolina as part of an educational program. As a big band musician he has performed with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Peter Duchin, and Les and Larry Elgart; the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra; the Atlantic Jazz Orchestra; and his own big band, the Ron Rudkin Orchestra.
An active jazz educator and clinician, Mr. Rudkin has directed the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble in concert at jazz festivals, concert halls and events across the Southeast. He has led student jazz combos on summer tours in Europe as part of UNCSA's former International Music Program, and for more than a decade directed all-star UNCSA alumni jazz groups and the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble at Manteo, N.C., as part of the school's summer festival series. He also conducts workshops in jazz improvisation and jazz ensemble performance at public schools and elsewhere across North Carolina.
Ron Rudkin is a faculty member in UNCSA's School of Music. He also teaches in UNCSA's Film Music Composition program.

Eric Strand

Eric Strand grew up in a house where films were being made. His mother (Chick Strand) was a famous Experimental and Documentary filmmaker whose films are in the Library of Congress and have been re-mastered and stored at the Academy of Motion Pictures. He grew up watching her edit in the house.

He started in film as an animation track reader for Saturday morning cartoons and moved into features as an apprentice at Paramount Pictures. 

Eric's credits include 10,000 DAYS, FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, DONNIE DARKO, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, and LETHAL WEAPON 4.