Dale Pollock

Dale Pollock joined the School of Filmmaking faculty in 2006, after serving as dean for seven years. He teaches Cinema Studies on the undergraduate level, as well as the graduate level in the Creative Producing, Screenwriting and Film Music Composition MFA programs. He is the inaugural recipient of an endowed professorship established in his name in the School of Filmmaking. He also holds the title of Distinguished Scholar.

Upon completion of major, my students will be conversant with film history, conversant with film aesthetics, informed about specific film styles and periods and have a deeper understanding of the power of film as a medium.


  • Distinguished Scholar, UNCSA School of Filmmaking
  • Producer of 13 feature films, all released theatrically and in home video
  • Film reviewer for print, radio and TV
  • Author of “Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas” and essays on the directors, Billy Wilder and John Huston

Career Highlights

  • Co-founder of the Producing Program, American Film Institute, 1995
  • Responsible for creating the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem
  • Serves as a mentor and advisor to students
  • Dean of the School of Filmmaking, 1999-2006

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Recipient of the 2016 UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Recipient of the 2003 Downtown Excellence Award
  • Holds the Dale M. Pollock Endowed Professorship of Filmmaking


  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Producers Branch
  • Producers Guild of America
  • Writers Guild of America


M.S. CommunicationsSan Jose State University

B.A. AnthropologyBrandeis University

Management Development ProgramHarvard Graduate School of Education