Department of Communication

Gina Guerrieri

Office:   Hobart Hall 104
Phone:   (973) 720-2634
Email:   GuerrieriG@wpunj.edu
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Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Film & Television Production, Screenwriting, Cinema Studies

Education:
M.F.A., Columbia University
B.A., Loyola University (New Orleans), Magna Cum Laude

Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Lecturer, American University of Rome; Summers 2008 & 2010
Adjunct Lecturer, Fordham University; 1997 – 2002
Video Editing Instructor and Liaison for Montage Group, Ltd., NYC,
     at the Asia Broadcast Center (ABC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Summer 1996


Professional Experience:
Newspaper Copywriter, Promotions Department of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans: 1989
Television Commercial Producer, WWL-TV (New Orleans CBS Affiliate): 1984 - 1988

 

Films and Selected Awards & Honors:

Academania!,” 7 minute short film, 2007

· BAMkids Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2008
· Big Apple Film Festival, 2007
· “CINE Golden Eagle” & “CINE Special Jury Award,”  Washington, D.C., 2007
· Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2007
· FADE IN Awards, Beverly Hills, CA, Semi-finalist, 2007
· Festival de la CIté, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007
· FilmColumbia Festival of Film, Chatham, NY, 2008
· Hamptons International Film Festival, 2008
· Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Queensland, Australia, 2007
· International Family Film Festival, Hollywood, CA, “Best Comedy Short Film,” 2008
· L.A. ShortsFest, CA, 2007
· Miami Short Film Festival, 2007
· New Orleans Film Festival, 2007
· “Official Best of Fest” Award (featured on “OBOF Romance DVD”), Seattle, WA, 2010
· Redemptive Film Festival, Virginia Beach, VA, 2007
· U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, 2008
· WorldFest –
Houston International Film Festival, “Bronze Remi” Award

 “A Close Call,” 12 minute short film, 2004

· “CINE Golden Eagle,”  Washington, D.C., 2006
· FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival, 2005
· ION International Animation & Film Festival, 2005
· Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, 2005
· New River International Film Festival, 2005
· U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, 2005
· World
Fest – Houston International Film Festival, “Bronze Remi” Award

 “Make Room For Mario,” 17 minute short film (Columbia University thesis), 1995

· 1996 Student Academy Awards, Regional Semi-finalist, Dramatic Category
· Aspen Filmfest/Shortsfest, “Best Student Film,” 1996
· BACA (Brooklyn Arts Council) Film & Video Festival, 3rd Place, Narrative Category, 1996
· Certamen Internacional de Cine Amateur (Igualada/Barcelona), Grand Prize
& “Special Jury Prize for film best promoting human dignity & human values,” 1997
· Chicago Silver Images Film Festival, “Best of the Fest,” Student Category
· “CINE Golden Eagle,”  Washington, D.C., 1996
· Florida Film Festival, 1996
· Göteborg Film Festival, 1996
· Hiroshima International Amateur Film Festival, “Mainichi Shimbun Prize,” 1997
· Independent Feature Film Market: Bravo / IFC Student Showcase, 1995
· New Orleans Film & Video Festival, 1995
· New York Exposition of Short Film & Video, Finalist, 1996
· Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, 1996
· South Beach Film Festival, 1996
· Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1996
· Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival, Finalist, 1996

Additional Awards & Honors:

Waking Up In New Orleans (feature-length screenplay)

· Finalist, The Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Screenwriter’s Lab, 2003
· Finalist, The Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project, 2002
· Finalist, The Hollywood Symposium Contest, 2002

First Place Advertising Award, 1989, Louisiana Press Association

Bronze Television Advertising Award, 1986, New Orleans Ad Club

International Arts Enterprises Fellowship to the 1986 Cannes Film Festival

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