Guest Speakers in the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts
The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts draws on industry experts, academics, and professionals from all areas of film production and distribution. Visiting lecturers from past years have included:
Producer of Mission Impossible 3, High School Musical, An Officer and a Gentleman, and many others
Hollywood’s #1-rated script doctor, author of Inside Story
Screenwriter of Fracture and Mad Money, writer/director of Disfigured and Like.Share.Follow.
Musician, creativity workshop facilitator, MIU literature graduate
Director and editor of films and TV shows such as, Twin Peaks, JAG, 7th Heaven, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet and many others.
Founder of Anthony Meindl’s Actor’s Lab, named the #1 acting studio in L.A. four times by Backstage Magazine
Writer/Director of films, including Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal
Director of Heroes (film), The Big Fix, The Chosen, and many others
Writer of Law and Order SVU, The Closer, Saving Grace, has written and sold nine original scripts for film and TV
Award-winning documentary filmmaker for A&E, CBC, Canada’s National Film
Author of Variety Presents: Filmmakers and Financing—Business Plans for Independents
Marketing and promotional expert, has represented Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle, Madonna, and many others
Veteran international film distributor who has handled titles such as Crash, Hugo, The Tourist, and Arbitrage, presently serving on the board of IFTA
Post-production sound mixer for Discovery Channel and HBO
Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee, actor
Emmy-nominated, Co-Executive Producer CBS hit series Everybody Loves Raymond & author of The TV Writer’s Workbook.
Creator and executive producer of Royal Pains and Beautiful People, has written and directed numerous projects in both film and television.
Is an author, writing coach and story analyst. She leads writing workshops internationally and teaches immersive retreats in story structure and archetype.
Writer/Director/Producer of films including Smithereens, the first American independent feature to be screened in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and Desperately Seeing Susan, among others.
E. MAX FRY
Writer/producer/director of films, including the 1986 movie Something Wild, HBO’s Band of Brothers and in 2015, received an Academy Award nomination for co-writing the original screenplay Foxcatcher.
A writer/producer known for BoJack Horseman, Cougar Town and The McCarthys.