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Deborah LaVine

Director, Film Directing Program


Phone: 661.255.1050 x2429

Fax: 661.253.7824

Room: E204F

An award winning theater and film director, Deborah's most recent work is LOST MUSIC, a lyrical exploration of loss and memory featuring Barbara Bain written by Dale Griffith Stamos. The film premiered at the Cinema at the Edge Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize for best short film. Other works include the short film, PRAIRIE SONATA, which screened at the Moondance Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado winning the Spirit of the Festival and Audience Favorite awards there. It has also played the Reel Dakota Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Black Hills Film Festival. Deborah recently finished shooting a feature film tentatively titled, WILD PRAIRIE ROSE, which was filmed on location in South Dakota.

In the theater, Deborah has directed over 300 professional productions across the United States 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), Deaf West Theater's STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Ovation award Best Production), KINDERTRANSPORT starring Jane Kazmareck and Holland Taylor at the Tiffany Theatre, Bernard Weinraub's THE ACCOMPLICES at the Fountain Theater, and ONE WHITE CROW written by Ms. Griffith Stamos at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.

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