PARKIN, JEFF

    Name: Jeff Parkin

    Title: Media Arts Fiction Production Area Head, Teaching Professor

    Email: jeff_parkin@byu.edu

    Division: Media Arts Fiction Production

    Office Hours: F-442 HFAC, Mondays 2pm – 3pm & Tuesdays 12pm – 1pm

    Phone: (801) 422-8130

    Education
    BA, Cum Laude, Cinema and Television Production & English/Humanities, University of Southern California, 1990
    MFA, Screenwriting, University of Southern California, 1991.

    Profile:
    Jeff Parkin received a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California in 1990. He also received a BA in English/Humanities from USC at that time. In 1991, he received a Master of Fine Arts from USC in screenwriting, with additional emphasis in directing. Before coming to Brigham Young University, he worked in Los Angeles for 15 years as a producer, director and/or writer with companies such as: Miramax Pictures, CBS Television, Orion Pictures, David E. Kelley Productions, EMI/Capitol Records, Fox Television, Dallas Museum of Art, Franklin/Covey, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Times, Lilly & Brandon Tartikoff, McGraw-Hill Companies and United Artists. He has written, directed and/or produced two full-length feature films, a number-one-rated movie of the week for CBS Television, a feature-length web series and transmedia story which includes an alternate reality game and additional New Media elements, as well as numerous short films, commercials, documentaries, music videos and industrial films. His work has been seen in film festivals around the world, and has won numerous awards. He has worked with such actors as Maureen O’Hara, David Ogden Stiers, Julia Duffy, Kirby Heyborne, Joey Laurence, Larisa Oleynik and Haley Joel Osment.

    Recently, much of his creative work has been focused on New Media and the creation of transmedia stories. His Internet TV series, The Book of Jer3miah was praised as a “tight, suspenseful series,” by the New York Times, and the Webby Awards recognized it with a 2010 Honoree award.

    Courses Taught

    TMA 102 Introduction to Film
    TMA 185 Introduction to Film and Video Production
    TMA 241 Screenwriting I
    TMA 277 Transmedia Storytelling
    TMA 285 Intermediate Film Production
    TMA 315R New Media Development
    TMA 319 Advanced Fiction Production
    TMA 378 Transmedia Storytelling and Production
    TMA 419 Advanced Directing and Producing
    TMA 473 Advanced Fiction Directing
    TMA 475 Advanced Fiction Directing (Postproduction)
    FNART 301 New Media Conceptualization, Production and Distribution

    Curriculum Vitae: Jeff Parkin