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Joe Van Wie

“This course will show students the rules so you’ll know when to break them. It will teach you theory so you’ll know when to abandon it. It will tell you about pitfalls and mistakes so you’re free to make your own.”

Joe Van Wie’s experience includes nearly a decade as an accomplished part of the New York City’s lively film and TV industry. During this time, he racked up credits ranging from producing feature films premiering at international film festivals to directing and producing content for a variety of national cable television networks. His most recent film is the locally-shot award-winning feature Forged. Joe also is an acting board member on the NEPA Miners and the American Advertising Federation of NEPA, a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, and two-time Pollie award winner.

2008 Sundance Film Festival: "Assassination of a High School President" Premiere

Tim Calpin

“Filmmaking provides one of those rare instances where both the creative and commercial aspects of it are expressions of a personal voice.”

Tim Calpin is a screenwriter and producer whose credits include Comedy Central’s South Park and the indie feature Assassination Of A High School President. He was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Having studied film and TV production at Syracuse University, he went off to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Since then, he’s spent decade writing, producing and directing scripts, shorts and TV pilots for studios including Warner Bros., Fox, Paramount and Lionsgate. He is, above all, a man just like any of us, prone to heartbreak and hilarity, and hopelessly lost.