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Mr. Micheal McAlexander:

Michael McAlexanderDuring the 1980s Professor Micheal McAlexander worked in various positions in Hollywood including U.S. segment producer on two television shows for Japan's NTV Network, as an assistant producer on an independent feature film, writer/editor for several feature electronic press kits and managed a heavy metal band.

During the early 1990s, Micheal decided to complete his academic studies and entered the graduate production program at the USC School of Cinema-Television. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree emphasizing in screenwriting and directing. While at USC, Micheal was awarded a Paramount Screenwriting Fellowship and won a CINE Golden Eagle award for his cinematography and editing work on the short-film SPORTSTERS.

Afterwards, Micheal worked at USC's Entertainment Technology Center where he was Director of Outreach Services responsible for communication and project development between technology and entertainment companies such as Nortel, Paramount Pictures, TRW and Lucasfilm. While at ETC, he was also an investigator on the Integrated Studio Model (a research project sponsored by Apple Computers and Lucasfilm) and the HollyNet Project (a high-speed demonstration network for use by the entertainment industry). Moreover, during his tenure at ETC Micheal produced and directed a live, televised, multi-city technology demonstration via the HollyNet network viewed by over 100 top Hollywood executives.

Later, Micheal became Director of Special Projects at ASI Entertainment, a leading TV audience testing company, where he was involved in research projects with such companies as CBS, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, and Seagate Technologies.

After ASI, Micheal became Vice President of Strategic Alliances for a small internet start-up company in Los Angeles overseeing new business development for internet/entertainment technologies.


For the past four years, Micheal has taught as an adjunct professor in the Entertainment Studies program at the California State University, Fullerton, and as a visiting professor at the Institute for International Studies at Ramkamhaeng University in Bangkok - the largest public university in Thailand.

Finally, Micheal's screenplay FINAL DAWN was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Screenplay Fellowship competition sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Another screenplay, U-572, a World War II submarine story, is due to begin filming next year, and Micheal's script HONEYBEE was optioned by Paramount Pictures.

 

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Office Location:  Old Main 005
Email:  mcmcalexander@frostburg.edu
Phone:  301.687.3013