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Faculty & Staff

REGULAR FACULTY

Joni Varner

Department Chair
Professor of Cinema & Television
BA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
MA, State University of New York, Buffalo
Subject: Introduction to Motion Picture Production
(323) 953.4000 ext. 2627
varnerjk@lacitycollege.edu
Website: Joni Varner

Michele Gendelman

Cinema Instructor
BA, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Film and Television Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Subjects: Television and Film writing
michelegendelman@hotmail.com

Jonathan Kuntz

Professor of Cinema
BA, University of California, Berkeley
MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Subjects: Cinema and Television History, Beginning Digital Motion Picture Production
(323) 953.4000 ext. 2629
kuntzja@lacitycollege.edu
Cinema 2 Website
Cinema 3 Website

Christopher Rossiter

Cinema Instructor
MFA, American Film Institute (AFI)
Subject: Cinematography
chris@christopherrossiter.com
Website: Christopher Rossiter

Dylan Shields

Cinema Instructor
BA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MFA, American Film Institute (AFI)
Subject: Business Aspects of Film Production
instructor.shields@gmail.com

Jen Vaughn

Instructor of Cinema and Television
BA, San Francisco State University
MA, San Francisco State University
Subject: Television Production
vaughnje@lacitycollege.edu
Website: Jen Vaughn

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Arnie Anderson

Cinema Instructor
BA, MFA, University of Southern California (USC)
Subject: Cinema Sound Production
electric_arnie@hotmail.com

Alicia Agan

Cinema Instructor
BA, University of Texas at Dallas History of Film & TV,
MA, University of Arizona - Tucson (Media History)
Subject: Film History and Production
alicia.agan@gmail.com

Linda Beal

Television Instructor
BA, University of California, Irvine
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
JD, Hastings College of Law
Subject: Introduction to Television
beallf@lacitycollege.edu

Jim Desmarais

Cinema Instructor
BA, MFA, California State University, Fullerton
Subject: Film Directing
adesmarais@aol.com

Charles Domokos

Cinema and Television Instructor
JD, Loyola Law School
BA, University of California, Berkeley
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Cinema-TV
Subjects: Screenwriting, Film Editing
charlesdomokos@aol.com

Kena Dorsey

Television Instructor
BA, Carnegie-Mellon University - Drama
MFA, New York Film Academy (NYFA) - Filmmaking
dorseyk@campbellhall.org

Scott Mazak

Cinema Instructor
BA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
MFA, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Subject: Motion Picture Production
mazaksa@lacitycollege.edu

Vaughn Obern

Professor of Cinema
BA, Principia College
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Cinema TV
Subject: Cinema 2 - Beginning Digital Motion Picture Production
(323) 953.4000 ext. 2630
obernvg@lacitycollege.edu
Cinema 2 Website

Jennifer Penton

Cinema Instructor
BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Creative Writing
MFA, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Film and Animation
Subject: Film History
pentonjk@lacitycollege.edu

Mary Samuelson

Cinema Instructor
BA, USC School of Cinema-Television
MA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Subject: Documentary Film
marygelsey@ucla.edu

 Contact Us

Cinema Television Department
Los Angeles City College
Communications Building (map)
855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90029

Joni Varner
Department Chair
Professor of Cinema
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2627
varnerjk@lacitycollege.edu 

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