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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Dona Cooper (2019)

Taught Screenwriting in the School of Filmmaking. Former head of the NBC Story Department and director of NBC's Primetime Drama Department. Former Vice President at Scripps Howard Productions. Former Senior Vice President of ABC Daytime in New York. 

David E. Elkins (2019)

Taught Cinematography in the School of Filmmaking. Over 30 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, with more than 125 production credits on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos and educational films. Author of “The Camera Assistant’s Manual,” currently in its sixth edition, published by Focal Press. Elkins served as the Interim Dean from 2006-07 and retired as the Assistant Dean of Production. Most Distingushed Alumni, Columbia College Hollywood, 1991; Doctor of Humane Letter, Columbia College Hollywood, 1994; Excellence in Teaching Award, UNCSA, 2001. B.A. Cinema (Cum Laude), Columbia College Hollywood; B.A. Mathematics, University of Connecticut.