Guest Filmmaker Lecturers

The Film School is pleased to welcome guest lecturers to speak to the students about the industry and career advancement.  Recent guests have included:

Bethany Rooney – television director

Laray Mayfield – film casting director

Robert Stone – film producer

John Henry Blatter – media and sound artist

Barry Cook – Disney animator

Dan Read – Hollywood makeup artist

Ann Beatts – screenwriter

Natalia Almada – documentary filmmaker and 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Liz Magic Laser – video/performance artist

Mariano Barroso – director and screenwriter

Norman Steinberg – writer/producer/director

In addition, Watkins regularly partners with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Zeitgiest Gallery, Nashville Film Festival, and other members of the local visual arts community on panel discussions, workshops and artist lecture events.