Assistant Professor of Cinema
BA, University of Alabama
MA, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
Subjects: Screenwriting, Directing, Film Genres, History
Xavier Burgin is an Emmy-nominated writer/ director from USC Cinema. He's a staff writer on Starz’s wrestling drama, Heels. He's written for the WWE, CryptTV, Amazon Studios, The Discovery Channel, and Paramount. He directed AMC Network's Horror Noire, Adult Swim's Juneteenth Holiday Special, and the BET+ series, Giants. Xavier is the dubbing director for Netflix's sumo sports drama, Sanctuary.
Xavier directed Juneteenth With Open Mike Eagle, an Adult Swim Special about the national holiday's history. The project premiered between The Boondocks & Black Dynamite. Xavier's participated in numerous industry programs, including: Paramount's Viewfinder Program, Netflix's Dubbing Initiative, The Sundance Labs, HBO's Short Film Showcase, Berlinale Talents, The Commercial Directors Diversity Program, and Ryan Murphy's Director Shadow Program.