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Vanessa Newell

Professor, School of Film and Television

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Associate Professor of Production at Loyola Marymount University

Biography

Associate Professor Vanessa Newell is an award-winning writer, director and editor. She teaches film production and editing at LMU.

Before teaching, Vanessa worked as a film and television editor in the entertainment industry. She has edited numerous documentaries that have aired on network and cable television channels, including PBS, NBC and Bravo. She has also edited independent features and many short films, including the Emmy-nominated film Sway.

As writer and director, her short films have won awards and screened at film festivals across North America and Europe, including Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Cinequest, Toronto, Barcelona, Berlin and Warsaw. Her feature script, The Tightrope, was a finalist at the 2003 and 2004 Sundance Filmmakers’ Lab.

Education

University of Southern California

MFA, Film Production.

San Jose State University

BFA, Studio Art. Art History

Areas of Expertise

Editing3d (Stereoscopic) Film ProductionGender in Media

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • Research
  • Training and Development

Accomplishments

Five Decapitations | professional

Editor of Five Decapitations

2013-11-06

Hazelwood | professional

Director of Hazelwood

2001-01-01

Shoot that Rat | professional

Producer and editor of Shoot that Rat

2012-01-01