||Room 123 Annenberg Hall, Main Campus
||Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:50am, Thu. from 3:00pm - 5:00 pm|
|Eran Preis received his BFA in theater from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in film from Ohio University. Before entering Academe, Mr. Preis worked for fifteen years as a playwright and screenwriter for the Israeli television, theater and film industries. Five of his plays were produced professionally, and he received prestigious Israeli prizes such as "the King David Award" ("Kinor David".) Mr. Preis has had six screenplays produced for television and film. Beyond the Walls, a film he co-wrote in 1984, was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film Category.
Mr. Preis continued for several years writing for the Israeli theater and film industry, and is now producing video documentaries in the United States. His feature length video documentay The Case of Jonathan Pollard rreceived "the New Filmmaker Award" at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, and was selected for show at the Jewish Festivals of Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and the Dallas Video Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Film & Video Festival and the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. His video documentary Cheerleaders has won awards and been shown in national festivals. His most current documentary Bet Herut-the End of the Beginning is now in post-production.
As an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts Mr. Preis teaches Scriptwriting for Short and Feature Film, Writing from Improvisations, Senior Projects, and International Cinema. |