Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Profile:

    Former development analyst for Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures; has sold screenplays to Dustin Hoffman, Hakalax and Mandrake Productions, Finland, Canal+, producer Vincent Maraval (City of God), and legendary independent producer Edward R. Pressman (Badlands, Reversal of Fortune, The Cooler); also taught at Hofstra U.John Freitas, MA, The New School, former Film Program Advisor and program coordinator; Dept. of Media Studies and Film; over 25 years of teaching experience in cinema studies, production and screenwriting; created numerous courses exploring such topics as American and International cinemas of horror, technology and science fiction, road movies and the comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Preston Sturges; teaches film production, film aesthetics and screenwriting at Hofstra University; taught screenwriting at Pratt Institute; interviewed about various film topics by the NY Daily News, NY SUN, Diversity Inc., MSNBC and BRAVO Television; former development analyst for Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures; sold screenplays to Dustin Hoffman, Hakalax & Mandrake Productions, Finland, Canal +  - producer Vincent Maraval (City of God),  and legendary independent producer Edward R. Pressman (Badlands, Reversal of Fortune, Thank You for Smoking). One of his works is the remake of Brian DePalma’s SISTERS. 

    Current Courses:

    Cinema Studies CT Lab (Spring 2019)

    Intro to Cinema Studies (Spring 2020)

    Script Analysis (Open Campus)

    Script Analysis

    The Art of Film

    The Art of Film (Open Campus)

    Topics in Film Genre: Sci-Fi (Open Campus)

    Topics in Film Genre: Sci-Fi

    Topics in Film:Road Movies (Spring 2020)

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