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Deborah LaVine

Director, Film Directing Program


Phone: 661.255.1050 x2429

Fax: 661.253.7824

Room: E204F

Deborah is the Co-Program Director of the Film Directing Program at California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS). She has directed several short films, most recently PRAIRIE SONATA, written by Tom Jacobson, which premiered at the Moondance Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado winning the Spirit of the Moondance Festival and Audience Favorite awards. It has also played the Reel Dakota Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Black Hills Film Festival. PRAIRIE SONATA is currently in development with Busterhouse Productions to become a feature film. Deborah is set to direct 3 new short films during the summer of 2012.

In addition to her film work, Deborah has directed over 300 professional theater productions across the country for which she has received many prestigious awards, including 4 Ovation awards, 16 Drama-Logue/Backstage West awards, and a NAACP Image Award citation, among others. Select Los Angeles productions include NAPOLI MILIONARA at the Road Theater (Ovation award winner Outstanding Director and Best Production), THE ROSE TATOO starring Michelle Danner and Rob Estes, Deaf West Theater’s STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Ovation award Best Production), KINDERTRANSPORT starring Jane Kaczmerick and Holland Taylor at the Tiffany Theatre, Bernard Weinraub’s THE ACCOMPLICES at the Fountain Theater, and Edgemar Center for the Arts multi-award winning BLACK CAT CABARET.

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