Digital Filmmaking Workshop 2012

2012 Faculty Biographies

MITCHELL KRIEGMAN - A winner of the Director’s Guild Award and four Emmy Awards for Directing and the Webby. Mitchell Kriegman began his diverse career as a fiction writer and independent filmmaker. He has written screenplays for Columbia, Rogue Universal, Disney and the Jim Henson Company. In the 1980s, he joined the team of “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and their first digital short filmmaker. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, the Kitchen Center, The London Institute of Contemporary Art, MOMA and others. He has received grants for his work from American Film Institute, NEA and the MacDowell Colony. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, the National Lampoon, New York Press, Army Man, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar.  Kreigman is the creator of Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains It All,” was the executive head writer for “Ren and Stimpy,” “Rugrats” and “Doug.” He has written primetime sitcom pilots at CBS, FOX, ABC. Mitchell received his BA Bennington College.

JAMES STRZELINSKI is a writer, director, and producer involved in an eclectic array of projects ranging from underground art cinema to mainstream studio fare.  A proponent of microbudget cinema, James seeks to expand and explore the possibilities that new technologies bring to cinema.  He is set to launch an educational microbudget website in conjunction with the production of his second feature film. Struck From Above, his feature film debut (co-written & directed with Todd Frugia) is set to debut on the Festival circuit in 2012.