2017, Porto, Portugal. Master Class at the School of Fine Arts.
2017, Raleigh, North Carolina. “Meet the Director” series (see below).
2015, Schenectady, New York. Visiting Artist at Union College.
2015, Grenoble, France. Competition Jury Member, Grenoble Short Film Festival.
Amsterdam, 2012. Competition Jury Member, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
2003-2007, New York. Creative Consultant, A Jihad for Love, Parvez Sharma’s documentary on gay Muslims, produced by Sandi Dubowski.
2005, Singapore. Selection Committee, Asian Festival of First Films.
2005-2008, Toronto. Board of Advisors, FilmsWeLike Distribution.
2005, Marseille, France. Competition Jury Member, Biopic Science Film Festival.
2001, Biarritz, France. Competition Jury Member, FIPA (Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels).
1998, Amsterdam. Competition Jury Member, International Documentary Festi- val Amsterdam (IDFA).
1996, Nyon, Switzerland. Competition Jury Member, Visions du Reel Documentary Film Festival.
1982-1990, New York. Editor, independent features, documentaries for PBS, HBO, and National Geographic. Emmy Award nomination for Best Documentary Editing for Flamingo Odyssey (National Geographic).
1982-1983 Columbia University, New York. Masters Degree Program in Screenwriting, Directing, and Dramaturgy, with Frank Daniel.
1980-1981 Visiting student, New York University, Undergraduate Film Program in Documentary, with George Stoney.
1976-1982 Hampshire College, Massachusetts. Bachelor of Arts in Film, with Elaine Mayes, Jerome Liebling and Tom Joslin. Thesis film, Wizard of the Strings was nominated for an Academy Award.
1982-1990 New York. Edited Independent features and documentaries for HBO, PBS, and National Geographic. Emmy nomination for Best Documentary Editing.