Visting Professor - Ellen Rae Spiro from the Dept of Radio-TV-Film at Univ Texas
We are pleased to welcome Ellen Rae Spiro as a Visiting Professor in Spring 2018. She has been a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas since 1998.
She is the recipient of numerous awards for documentary filmmaking, most notably for the film Body of War (2007), which won a festival award in Toronto, was nominated for a Producers Guild award, and won the National Board of Review award that year. The film was also short-listed for an Academy Award. Her film from the year before, Troop 1500, won a Gracie award, as did she for Best Director.
She also won an Emmy in 2004 for the film Are the Kids Alright? and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, multiple Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and a Fulbright Fellowship.
Her documentaries have received feature treatment on media outlets such as the Bill Moyers show and This American Life.
For more information about Professor Spiro check the link here: http://www.spirofilms.com/
*** She will be teaching our Film 184 course on Documentary Production in Spring 2018***