SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS


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The International Academy of Arts together with the Bernard Hiller Program is pleased to welcome many top industry professionals to his classes.

We would like to thank the artists below who have shared their time and insights with our students around the world.


Al Pacino – Academy Award Winner, 8 Time Academy Award Nominee

Director Baz Luhrmann - “Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, The Great Gatsby”

Producer Jerry Weintraub - “Ocean’s 11,12,13. Behind the Candelabra” Frank Sinatra, Elvis…

Lionel Richie - Academy Award & Golden Globe Winner, Songwriter “White Nights”

Bryan Cranston - 3 Time Emmy Winner, “Breaking Bad, Argo, Drive”

Vanessa Redgrave - Academy Award Winner, “Julia, Howard End, Isadora”

Director Paul Haggis - 2 Time Academy Award Winning Director & Writer, “Crash, Million Dollar Baby”

Director Michael Radford - 2 Time Academy Award Nominee, “II Postino, The Merchant of Venice”

Producer Mark Johnson - Academy Award Winning Producer, “Rainman, Notebook, Narnia, Donnie Brasco”

Director/Producer Edward Zwick - Academy Award Winning Producer, “Shakespeare in Love, Traffic, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall”

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy - Academy Award Winning Screenwriter, “Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Slumdog Millionaire”

Producer Gianni Nunnari - “300, Seven, The Departed, Shutter Island”

Director Mike Newell - “Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco”

Producer Brian Grazer - Academy Award Winning Producer, “A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons”

Composer A.R. Rahman - 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Slumdog Millionaire”

Toby Jones - “The Girl, The Hunger Games, Infamous”

Composer James Horner - 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Titanic, Avatar”

Director Rob Reiner - Academy Award Nominee, “A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me”

Franco Nero - “Camelot, Django”

Director Simon Curtis - “My Week with Marilyn”

Director Stephen Frears - Academy Award Nominee, “The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters”

Director Brett Ratner - “Hercules, Horrible Bosses, X-Men 3”

Producer Mark Canton - “300”

Casting Director April Webster - Emmy Award Winning, “Star Trek, Star Wars, Lost, Mission Impossible”

Frances Fisher - “Titanic, Unforgiven”

Producer Barry Navidi - “The Merchant of Venice”

Producer Peter Guber - “Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple”

Actor/Director/Producer/Writer – Michele Placido

Screenwriter Bobby Moresco - Academy Award Winning Screenwriter, “Crash”

Producer Avi Lerner - (Over 350 Films)

Virginia Madsen - Academy Award Nominee, “Sideways”

Screenwriter/Producer John Gatins - Academy Award Nominee, “Flight”

Executive Producer Richard Middleton - Academy Award, “The Artist, Hitchcock”

Casting Director Jane Jenkins - “Angels and Demons, Frost/Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, Transformers, The Da Vinci Code”

Co-Creator/Executive Producer Lee Aronsohn - “Two and Half Men, The Big Bang Theory”

Maria Bello - “History of Violence”

Director Terry Gilliam - Academy Award Nominee, “Monty Python, The Fisher King”

Producer Heidi Jo Markel - “Lovelace”

Peter Gallagher - “Sex, Lies and Videotape, American Beauty, OC”

Director Stefan Ruzowitzky - Academy Award Winning – Best Foreign Film, “Die Falscher – The Counterfeiters”

Director Agnieszka Holland - Academy Award Nominee, “Europa – Europa, In Darkness”

Executive Producer Guy Riedel - “Wedding Crashers, Super 8, Cloverfield”

Casting Director Junie Lowry-Johnson - 8 Time Emmy Winning, “Desperate Housewives, Trueblood, Bruce Almighty”

Executive Producer Erwin Stoff - “I Am Legend, The Matrix, Austin Powers 2”

Director Andy Tennant - “Hitch, Bounty Hunter”

Joe Roth – Chairman of “The Walt Disney Studios & 20th Century Fox”

Producer Mark Harris - Academy Award, “Crash”

Screenwriter David Ward - Academy Award Winning Screenwriter, “The Sting”

Jackie Earle Haley - Academy Award Nominee, “Lincoln, Little Children”

Emilio Rivera - “Sons of Anarchy, Traffic, Bruce Almighty”

Producer Micheal Ohoven - Academy Award, “Capote”

Casting Director Denise Chamian - “Saving Private Ryan, Transformers, Pirates of Caribbean”

Casting Director Randi Hiller - “Crash, Iron Man 1 & 2”

Casting Director Deborah Aquila - “Shawshank Redemption”

Director Garry Marshall - “Pretty Woman, Valentines Day”

Top Managers & Agents from CAA, ICM, WME, 3 Arts Management and many more.




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