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George Larkin

Chair of Filmmaking and an Associate Professor, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA


Dissertation: “Post-Production: The Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking”

Chair of Filmmaking, Associate Professor, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

George Larkin


George Larkin has worked in film, television, and theatre on many award winning and critically acclaimed films and plays. He is currently the Chair of Filmmaking and an Associate Professor at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. He’s a graduate of Yale University, holds an M.A of Shakespearean Studies from the University of Birmingham (England), and a Ph.D. in Film & Media Studies from the University of California-Berkeley. He is the author of Post-Production: the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking (Routledge, 2018).


He was the head of development and post-production supervisor on two of David O. Russell’s films (Spanking the Monkey & Flirting With Disaster) as well as Manny & LoThe Last Good Time, and Wigstock: the Movie. The films premiered at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and Avignon Film Festivals. His short films from stories written by Baghdad writers, Speaking of Baghdad and Sami’s Cock, played on Link TV and won best drama at the Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival. They also screened at ten other festivals, six times through Amnesty International, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Columbia Law School, NYU, U-Mass Boston, the University of York, University of Baghdad, University of Basra, University of California-Berkeley, and at the US Air Force Academy. 


Larkin’s play, The Bastard Son of William Shakespeare, won second in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. His Grimm story adaptations won or were nominated for fourteen awards (including nine LA Weekly Awards and three Backstage Garlands). Overall, his work has been produced at the Lark, Playwrights Horizons, EST, Love Creek, Nantucket Theatre, Edge Fest, Theatricum Botanicum, the Met Theatre, Sacred Fools, the Unknown Theatre, the Hudson Theatre, Actors Theatre of Newburyport, UCSD, UCB, and Yale University. His plays have been finalists for the Sundance Screenwriting and Theatre Labs. He also served on the Board of Directors at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles and the Artistic Board there and at Sacred Fools.