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Prof.Charles Merzbacher, the director of the film production program at BU COM, explains what he wants in an applicant. Be motivated, get some experience with media production and be full of ideas.

Charles Merzbacher

Charles MerzbacherDirector, Film Production Programs
Associate Professor, Film

Professor Merzbacher has taught film producing, directing, screenwriting and basic cinematography at the Film & Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and has served as Executive Vice President of Altar Rock Films, Inc. He is a highly successful filmmaker whose films have been honored at the Chicago International Film Festival, Sundance, the USA Film Festival, the Columbus International Film Festival and the National Educational Film & Video Festival. His first feature film, Jane Street, premiered at the British Film Institute in March 1997.


BA (honors), Williams College
MFA, University of Southern California


Email: merz@bu.edu
Office: 118