Deborah LaVine
Director, Film Directing Program
Film Directing Program Faculty
dlavine@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2429
E204F

An award winning theater and film director, Deborah’s recent feature film,WILD PRAIRIE ROSE, premiered at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival and has subsequently been playing in festivals across the country to sold out houses spilling into second and third screens and winning... Continue reading »

Lei Lei
Experimental Animation Faculty
llei@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2632
A115G

John Mahoney
Character Animation Faculty
jmahoney@calarts.edu
661.253.7753
A221K

John Mahoney worked as a visual development artist for Disney Feature Animation on films including Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet and The Emperor’s New Groove. During his time at Disney he contributed to a total of 10 feature films. Since then he has pursued his passion as an... Continue reading »

Gary Mairs
Film Directing Program Faculty
Program in Film and Video Faculty
gmairs@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2085
E201

Gary Mairs has been teaching in the School of Film/Video since 1997. He has served as co-Head of the Film Directing Program since 2005 and as Associate Dean since 2010. He has worked as an editor and assistant editor and served as creative consultant for Wendy Apple’s The Cutting... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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