Academic Affairs & Administrative services
SWAIM Bob | DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT – American
He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, European Film Academy, the French Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique. He has contributed to many international film programs including the Equinoxe Screenwriting Workshops, the Australian Film Commission’s Spark workshops and Andrzej Wajda’s Master School of Film.
For his contribution to the French film industry, the French Minister of Culture has recently named him Officier des Arts et des Lettres. Bob Swaim’s official website.
BORIS Hugo | PEDAGOGICAL MANAGER – French
CONSTANTIN Rhonda | OPERATIONS MANAGER – American
Following a year in international banking, her background in the performing arts led her back to France and to the French film world. Rhonda embarked upon her career in the commercial sphere as production coordinator with Telema, the preeminent production house, working with award-winning directors such as Wim Wenders, Jean- Pierre Jeunet, Alain Chabat, Etienne Chatillez and Claude Miller.
She later free-lanced in key production roles (production manager, coordinator, transportation captain, fixer) in a variety of film, television and commercial production companies including films for IMAX, Columbia Pictures/ Imagine Entertainment (Ron Howard film), MGM/Columbia Pictures (Harald Zwart film), French & Canadian Television. Rhonda joined Eicar’s International department in 2009.
ACHACHE Jean | DIRECTOR – French
ALTMANN Karin | SCREENWRITER – Australian/British
ARNAUD Gilles | CINEMATOGRAPHY – French
He’s also shot many short films, commercials, docudramas and documentaries. More recently he’s worked on forty 3′ films, Ça va pas être possible, produced by Leonis production and directed by François Guérin and on six 52′ films, Duval et Moretti, produced by Italique productions.He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.
ASCHER Nathalie | FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE – French
AZADI Payam | CINEMATOGRAPHER – Iranian
For his work in his debut feature film “My Tribe” in 2012, Payam was
awarded the Best Cinematography in the 26th edition of Isfahan International film Festival.
BENHAMOU Laurence Yael | INTERNATIONAL LAWYER, FILM & MUSIC PRODUCTION – French
Actively involved in supporting the next generation of filmmakers,Laurence is teaches and lectures in Film Finance (EICAR International Film & Television School Paris, University Paris IX- Dauphine, NOA Film School-Tel Aviv), as well as Media Law andLegal English (University of Evry).
She also founded the Filmmakers’ Circle and moderates film-related panels, at the Espace Faubourg and Tapovan Earth Festival.
After completing her studies in Paris with a Masters degree in Law (University of Paris X-Nanterre) and a Masters degree in Business (University of Paris IX-Dauphine), Laurence lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years. She also graduated from the UCLA Extension Film School where she majored in film production and business affairs, and holds a Masters degree from UCLA School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in California and in France.
BERGER Jacob | VISITING PROFESSOR DIRECTING – Swiss-British
BOIVIN Jérôme | SCREENWRITER AND DIRECTOR – French
He teaches currently in Paris at the Femis and at the Louis-Lumière school and has taught in international workshops for the Royal Film Commission in Amman (Jordan), the Sundance Institute, and the Doha Film Institute.
BORENSTEIN Jérôme | 1ST ASSISTANT-DIRECTOR – French
BRINDLEY Michael | SCREENWRITER – Australian
Michael Brindley’s other writing credits include the top-rating telemovie One Way Ticket (co-written with Karin Altmann), the mini- series The Great Air Race and several episodes of Police Rescue, Prisoner and A Country Practice – for which he was also Story Producer. He participated as a Writer and Script Editor on the AFI Award winning series Grass Roots, and Story Producer on MDA- Medical Defence Australia, which won three AFI awards, including Best Television Drama.
He has worked extensively as a Script Consultant for producers and Australian government film development bodies, and for the New Zealand Film Commission.
Michael Brindley devised and taught screenwriting courses for the AFTRS, RMIT, La Trobe University, Melbourne University and the NZ Film Commission. He has an AWG Award for Script Editing and an Honours degree in English Literature from Sydney University.
BRODA Jonathan | FILM HISTORY AND CULTURE – French
CADET Sophie | CINEMATOGRAPHY – French
CADOR Fabien | SOUND ENGINEER – French
He has also worked as Foley Recordist with Writer/Director Virginie Despentes on her movie “Bye Bye Blondie”, as Sound Engineer on”Détour aux Sources” directed by Roda Fawaz as well as on several YouTube series.
CHANON Mathieu | SOUND ENGINEER – French
COPELAND Martin | SCREENWRITING – American
he has worked on the Russian film epic “Admiral Kolchak” and adapted for the stage the classic work of Native American literature “Lame Deer Seeker of Visions”.Most recently he has worked on the Russian film epic, “ADMIRAL”.
CULLEN Sean | EDITING – American
D’HOIR Catherine | SOUND EDITOR – French
Then she chose to work as a a Sound Editor and worked on many feature films with different directors such as Costa Gavras, R. Altman, Melvin van Peebles. She’s worked on TV films as well as edited a few feature films and documentaries. She’s Head of Postproduction of TV films for two years for the French company Son et Lumière.
DAMAIN Murielle | SOUND – French
DANIELS Mark | DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR – American
He DoP’d prize-winning films for Yvonne Rainer, Mark Rappaport, Sheila McLaughlin, Andy Horn, Leandro Katz, and other independent filmmakers. His first feature film as director, The Influence of Strangers (genealogy) (1987), won the Joseph von Sternberg Prize at the Mannheim Film Festival and a Golden Gate Award at San Francisco. It was chosen for the opening program at the American Museum of the Moving Image. He has been recipient of two Jerome Foundation Grants and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
Moving to Paris, Daniels has directed numerous documentaries for Arte and France 2. Classified X (Arte, 1998) won first prize at the Urbanworld and Human Rights festivals and was a Sundance Film Festival selection. Le mystere de la disparition des abeilles (Arte, 2010) won the l’Etoile de Scam among other awards. His most recent film is the feature-length docudrama La Statue de la Liberte, naissance d’un symbole (Arte, 2014).
From 1994 to 2000 he taught filmmaking and screenwriting at William Paterson University. He has written numerous scripts, and published articles, poems and essays.
DEVICE Don | DIRECTING – American
A former child actor, Device has been making films since he was six years old and has greatly improved since then. His films have been seen on every major US network, on shows such as The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and the Today Show. He co- created and wrote and directed two series for Showtime/TMC, one of which ran for four years. In all he has directed over 50 shorts, téléfilms and specializing in surreal comedy and 3D Effects, he participated in the pilot for the first Variety Show in 3D for Lily Tomlin in the early 90s. For nearly the last 20 years he as been creating interactive 3D and 4D entertainments for museums and monuments as well as amusement parks across the world. He has worked with personalities as diverse as Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis, Lionel Richie, Pat Buttram and former French President Jacques Chirac. As of 2012, his work could be seen on every continent in the world, and he has seen many of his predictions for 3D and VR/AR technology come true.
Maître Marie-Hélène FABIANI | ATTORNEY AT LAW / ARTISTIC RIGHTS – French
A member of the AFPIDA (French international copyright association, French branch of the ALAI, International Literary and Artistic Association) and of the Paris Audio-visual Club, Ms Fabiani practices law in the following fields: copyright (audiovisual, entertainment law, publishing, music), designs and trademark law.
She specialises in intellectual and industrial property litigation, but also in commercial law (particularly issues of unfair competition) and distribution. Her expertise further encompasses criminal law and customs law.
FATRAS Benjamin | VISITING PROFESSOR, STEADICAM OPERATOR – French
FEINSILBER Anne | DIRECTOR/DOCUMENTARY – French
Her interest in films originated with documentaries. Between 1993 and 1998 she oversaw the production of more than a dozen for French television.In 1998 she moved to New York and switched her focus to directing, completing several documentaries for Bravo, VH1 and Court TV. She continued to work in production however, and served as a line producer on several independent feature films, including Nadjari’s I’m Josh Polonski’s Brother and Lifshitz’s La Traversée.
In 2006 the feature-length documentary she directed, Requiem for Billy The Kid featuring Kris Kristofferson was selected in Cannes (Official Selection – Out of Competition). It was released in theatres by MK2.
Her 2011 documentary Made in Hollywood, on blockbusters films, was commissioned by ARTE.
She recently received a grant from the CNC for her 90-minute documentary Hard Times, USA. She hopes to complete filming this year.
Anne is a 2006 laureate of Emergence. Her second feature film is currently in development.
FIELD Virginia | PRODUCTION DESIGN – American
FISCHER Barbara | ACTING COACH – Swiss
Individually she supports directors in the analysis and development of scripts and assists actors in their preparation of castings and roles: among others Carla Juri, Matthias Hungerbühler, Delia Mayer, Oriana Schrage, Michael Neuenschwander for Dällebach Kari (Xavier Koller, 2011), Fossil (Alex Walker, 2014), Dead Fucking Last (Walter Feistle, 2012), Das Missen Massaker (Michael Steiner, 2012), Tatort (2014),Vaterjagd (Rahel Grunder, 2014), Der Bestatter (2014).
Barbara regularly works as a voiceover artist and reads on stage. In the last few years together with Siri Hustvedt, Shirin Ebadi, Dame Ruth Rendell, Donna Leon, Alice Schwarzer and Andrea Levy.
GREEN HOFSTEIN Maria | STUNT WOMAN, STUNT COORDINATOR, PRODUCER – American
As an independent producer, Marian teams with her husband Director, Writer and Cinematographer Pr. Michael Hofstein to create movies for the U.S. and European market. They are in post production on the French/American co-production Killing Uncle Roman, a psychosexual thriller to be completed soon.
Watch her performance here.
GUILBAUD Benoît | LOCATION MANAGER – French
He has been now working as a location manager for the past 4 years mainly on commercial (Lacoste, Canal +, Yves Saint Laurent…).In 2011, he has also worked on a French movie as a location manager.
His will is to give interest in location to the students.
GUTTRIDGE James | MUSICIAN, COMPOSER AND PRODUCER – Canadian
He worked for Quincy Jones’ record label alongside gospel legend Andrae Crouch (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan and The Lion King) before scoring the Francis Ford Coppola produced sci-fi series First Wave.
Working mainly in network television, James has composed for projects on Fox, CBS, Spike, Hallmark and Syfy Universal. Series include, X-Files (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson), White Crane(Daryl Hannah and David Carradine), Knights of Bloodsteel(Christopher Lloyd), Riverworld (Tahmoh Penikett) and Dawn Rider, (Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater)
James is currently scoring the series Beauty and the Beast for the
CBS network. The series is in its 4th season, airing in 40 countries worldwide.
HOFSTEIN Michael | CINEMATOGRAPHER – American
His feature Director of Photography credits include: The Learning Curve (US), Ice Planet (Ger), Le Septième Mensonge (Fr), Killing Uncle Roman (Fr), and The Assignment 1.0 (Fr).
Mr. Hofstein photographed Visual Effects for the large budget and very popular features: Rush Hour directed by Brett Ratner, The Mask of Zorro directed by Martin Campbell and Drop Zone directed by John Badham. Other effects cinematography includes Bram Stoker’sDracula directed by Francis Coppola.
Television credits include widely noted US network series and movies of the week.
Mr. Hofstein is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The International Cinematographers Guild, The Visual Effects Society, and the Association Française des Producteurs de Films (AFPF).
He has taught at UCLA, the Sony Institute, Savannah College of Art and Design, Maine Photographic Workshops, ITVA, SMPTE, and at numerous film festivals including Cannes, and has written articles for Indie Slate magazine, Millimeter and other film journals.
In addition, he is the author of Creative Control, a textbook for cinematographers and a contributing author to the ASC Cinematographer’s Manual. Mr Hofstein holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Mr. Hofstein continues to photograph movies worldwide.
JAMMET Anne | SCRIPT GIRL – French
KERVINIO Thomas | EDITOR – French
KOCHER Noémie | ACTING – Swiss/Canadian
Noémie has been engaged in and a pilot for the International Organization Against Torture (OMCT) since 2007.
KUKLOWSKY Val | VISITING PROFESSOR, SOUND DESIGNER – American
His TV credits include the 80’s hit serie “Moonlighting” and the current “Games of Thrones” series. Feature film credits include “Independence Day”, “Scream 4” and “Hop” to name a few.Mr. Kuklowsky has recently developed a lecture series where he shares his perspective of the future “soundscape” in the ever changing film industry.
MACK Chris | ACTING – American
MAGYAR Dezso | DIRECTOR – American/Hungarian
In his native country, Hungary, he has written and directed very controversial films which were nonetheless recognized and won prizes at international film festivals (Cannes, Oberhausen, Locarno).
Immigrating to the US, Magyar continued his film making career by writing and producing some major studio films (Streets of Gold, Off Beat) and writing and directing some critically acclaimed independent films (Rappacini’s Daughter, Kings of America, Summer, No
At the same time, Magyar increasingly devoted himself to mentoring young filmmakers, first as a Filmmaker in Residence at the American Film Institute.This resulted in Magyar becoming the Dean and Creative Leader of the American Film Institute’s Conservatory, considered one of the best film schools of the world, the school that nurtured filmmakers the likes of David Lynch, Terence Malik, Darin Aronofski.
Magyar has been the leader and primary mentor of film schools(American Film Institute, Canadian Film Center, Chapman University) for the last two decades and in that capacity he has mentored many of the young important filmmakers of America (Todd Field, Carl Franklin, Andrea Arnold, Steven Shainberg, etc.)
By the survey of the Hollywood Reporter, Dezso Magyar has been voted one of the top ten most influential film mentors/educators of America.
MAY Jeffrey | EDITOR – American
He also teaches screenwriting and editing classes at Kingston University and Middlesex University in the UK.
MCNULTY John | DIRECTING – American-British
MENDOZA Ashley | VISITING PROFESSOR, SCREENWRITING – American
MIALLION Alain | EDITOR-SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTIST – French
MOINE Patrick | PRODUCER – French
In these capacities, he produced more than 300 hours of films and television series, both live action and animation, most of which set up as international co-production.
Since 2008 he is working as an independent Producer.
PERRIN Chantal | DIRECTING – French
Since 1985, she has been directing music videos, commercials, documentary films, and TV magazines for France 2, France 3, ARTE, etc. She regularly works for Thalassa, the popular TV documentary series on France 3.
QUTEINEH Ammar | TECHNICAL ADVISOR & COLORIST – Palestinian
Since he graduated, Ammar has taken part in several film festivals, both as nominee and jury member.
He worked on several films, commercials & independent short films in Paris. On December 2014, Ammar was invited to be one of the Jury members at the International Sports Film Festival in Paris, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Sports and Gymnastics Works Federation (FSGT).
As of 2015, Ammar started working for EICAR as a Technical Advisor and professor of Davinci Resolve.
REY Pascale | SCREENWRITER, VISITING PROFESSOR – Swiss and French
RIGOLLOT Sylvain | STORYBOARD – French
In 1999, he publishes TITANIC, A SCRIPT METHODOLOGY (Dixit Publishing), a deep analysis of the James Cameron movie.
He has also directed short films, like LE FLEAU MODERNE or CLANDESTINO. These movies have been selected in many festivals and won prizes.
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ROS Philippe | CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIGITAL IMAGING SUPERVISOR – French
He is fully acquainted with the digital shooting systems and the postproduction workflows linked to them. Recently, he was Digital Imaging Director during five years on “Oceans”, film directedby Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. His goal was to match underwater HD shots and 35 mm topside shots. With engineers he had to design several customized tools to achieve directors wishes. He was also the Cinematographer on underwater nights, tanks and microscope shooting on “Oceans”.
He was Digital Imaging Supervisor on “Home” directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. For television, he was the cinematographer of the first five seasons of the series “Kaamelott”, directed by Alexandre Astier.
He recently achieved an European tour of 17 capitals to show a serial of 4 short demo films shot in 4K for Sony Europe and Leica. He’s currently working as Digital Imaging Supervisor for a serial of documentaries involving shooting in extreme low light conditions. As a Cinematographer, he is in preparation for feature films with an involvement from the first script, till the end of post-production. As well as documentaries where a customization of the digital tools is requested.
As an Instructor, he is involved in many seminars, conferences and workshops in the whole world.
Philippe Ros is a member of the French Cinematographers Association (AFC), Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC), member of the French Image and Sound Superior Technical Commission (CST), Observer at the Technical Committee of IMAGO, European Federation of Cinematographers.
Ross Alain | SCREENWRITING AND DIRECTING – British/French
acclaim. He then co-wrote Eric Veniard’s first feature film, “Une affaire qui roule” (2003), a comedy. He recently co-wrote Laurent de Bartillat’s first feature film “Ce que mes yeux ont vu” (2007) about Watteau, the artist. He is currently developing his second feature film.
ROTH Bobby | VISITING PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR – American
In addition, Bobby Roth has directed 20 movies for television, including the award-winning 2005 CBS Elizabeth Smart Story. Roth also has 13 feature films to his credit, from the celebrated 1984Heartbreakers to his recent release, the award-winning Berkeley.
ROUSSILLE Olivier | PRODUCER – French
SCHUB Elizabeth | SCREENWRITER / FILMMAKER – American
Her documentary, Cuba 15 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded Best Short Film at dozens of international film festivals including the Panorama selection at the Berlinale, the Aspen Shortfest and The Hamptons International Film Festival.
In addition to theatrical release in New York, Cuba 15 aired on PBS as part of the documentary series POV where it was nominated for aNational Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Programming. Both Cuba 15 and her film narrative film Paradise Plains have been televised in Spain and France on networks including Canal+ and in England on Channel 4.
She has written and developed narrative, feature length screenplays and episodic television and VOD series for production entities including Killer Films (Christine Vachon) and MGM Goldwyn. As a series writer, she recently completed the first in several series for Blackpills, an upcoming VOD platform created by the founders of telecommunications company Free and the music streaming service Deezer.
One of the founding faculty members at the New York Film Academy, Elizabeth Schub has taught at international film schools including the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television) in Havana, Cuba. Elizabeth Schub earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.F.A. in Photography at Cornell University and received her M.F.A. in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
SOUBRIER Didier | CAMERA LIGHTING – French
VALERIO Adriano | DIRECTOR – Italian
In 2012 he founded the Association Camera Mundi which organizes film workshops in developing countries.Adriano is an alumnus of both the Berlinale Talent Campus (2012) and the Locarno Film Academy (2012).
Adriano Valerio’s most recent short film, “37°4S”, was awardedSpecial Mention by the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (2013), the David di Donatello for the Best Italian Short Film (2014), theSpecial Prize of Nastro D’argento (2014).
His debut feature film “BANAT” (The Journey) premiered at Critic’s Week at Venice Film Festival and has been selected for over 40 festivals all over the world, winning several awards.
Adriano was nominated for David di Donatello and Globo d’Oro for the Best Debut Director.
VIGNERON Olivier | EDITOR / COLORIST – French
He is also consulting as a workflow designer helping TV stations and post houses to organize their workflow.
Olivier co-founded YakYakYak.fr, the reference website dedicated to post production on a Mac. He also wrote a book Monter ses vidéos avec Final Cut Pro X published by Eyrolles and recorded several VOD tutorials about Final Cut Pro published by Elephorm.
WILLIAMS Scott | DIRECTOR – American
He has directed and taught all over the world, most recently at theColorado Shakespeare Festival (Measure for Measure), New York Stage and Film (Painted From Memory), and in Hong Kong (Ancient History and A Streetcar Named Desire).
In London, he has directed dozens of plays, including Five O’Clock Angel (with Nichola McAuliffe), which had a six-month tour throughout the UK. Scott is moving The Impulse Company into international work, with the creation of Impulse Company France in Paris, as well as regular stops in Australia, New York, and Hong Kong, amongother places.
He trained with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse and with William Ball at American Conservatory Theatre, and has advanced degrees from San Francisco State University.