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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:

BILL BORDEN

Producer of Mission Impossible 3, High School Musical, An Officer and a Gentleman, and many others

DARA MARKS

Hollywood’s #1-rated script doctor, author of Inside Story

GLENN GERS

Screenwriter of Fracture and Mad Money, writer/director of Disfigured and Like.Share.Follow.

KENNY KOLTER

Musician, creativity workshop facilitator, MUM literature graduate

DUWAYNE DUNHAM

Director and editor of films and TV shows such as, Twin Peaks, JAG, 7th Heaven, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet and many others.

ANTHONY MEINDL

Founder of Anthony Meindl’s Actor’s Lab, named the #1 acting studio in L.A. four times by Backstage Magazine

PETER FARRELLY

Writer/Director of films, including Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal

JEREMY KAGEN

Director of Heroes (film), The Big Fix, The Chosen, and many others

ROGER WOLFSON

Writer of Law and Order SVU, The Closer, Saving Grace, has written and sold nine original scripts for film and TV

LEIGH BADGLEY

Award-winning documentary filmmaker for A&E, CBC, Canada’s National Film

LOUISE LEVISON

Author of Variety Presents: Filmmakers and Financing—Business Plans for Independents

John Raatz

JOHN RAATZ

Marketing and promotional expert, has represented Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle, Madonna, and many others

LISA WILSON

Veteran international film distributor who has handled titles such as Crash, Hugo, The Tourist, and Arbitrage, presently serving on the board of IFTA

LAWRENCE EVERSON

Post-production sound mixer for Discovery Channel and HBO

JIM CARREY

Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee, actor

KIM SWARTZ

Entertainment attorney

ELLEN SANDLER

Emmy-nominated, Co-Executive Producer CBS hit series Everybody Loves Raymond & author of The TV Writer’s Workbook.

MICHAEL RAUCH

Creator and executive producer of Royal Pains and Beautiful People, has written and directed numerous projects in both film and television.

DEB NORTON

Is an author, writing coach and story analyst. She leads writing workshops internationally and teaches immersive retreats in story structure and archetype.

SUSAN SEIDELMAN

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.

KATE PURDY

A writer/producer known for BoJack Horseman, Cougar Town and The McCarthys.