Jeremy Kagan

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icon-jorgensen-lectureJorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series

keys to directing_icon-01Keys to Directing: The Near Death and Life of Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan

  1. Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:00 p.m.
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This lecture will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview.


Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized director, writer, and producer of feature films and television and a tenured professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In addition to teaching graduate courses at USC, Kagan created the Change Making Media Lab, which specializes in developing and creating Entertainment Education (EE) that emphasizes the values of narrative dramas and comedies to successfully motivate behavior change. He has just finished shooting his 11th feature film, Shot, about gun violence in America. Kagan has served as the Artistic Director of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute and is Chairperson of Special Projects for the Directors Guild of America. He is author of Directors Close Up Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, as well as soon-to-be published interactive eTextbook Keys To Directing. A Graduate Fellow of the American Film Institute, Kagan earned his master of fine arts from New York University and his bachelor of arts from Harvard University. He has taught master seminars on filmmaking in France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, and Vietnam.