An Ensemble Of A-List Professionals

You’ll work with the best talent – and with the top Hollywood and London filmmakers and instructors in the film and web video industries.
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PRESIDENTProf. Frank Chindamo

Prof. Frank Chindamo, President:  Former Curriculum Development/New Media Prof. at USC, UCLA, Emerson, LMU, Chapman.  Teaching 15 years. Filmmaker w/30+ awards for HBO, etc. Started on Ghostbusters and SNL.

CTODr. John Holder

Dr. John Holder heads the UK’s cutting-edge VR & AR RealitiesCentre, drawing on 20 years’ experience in this field. He has led software teams for clients which include Global Fortune 500 corporations and delivered multi-million dollar VR projects with eCommerce integration. In 2018 he built the UK’s first 5G VR lab, collaborating with Huawei and Telefonica, further demonstrating that he is an innovative force at the forefront of technology. 

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CSORobin Prybil

Strategy Head. Robin Prybil: VFX Exec Avatar, Lord of the Rings and two movies by Spielberg; Exec. at Paramount, Weta Digital, AMD, and CAA.

COO, HEAD OF UK ED.Ivan Levene

Ivan Levene is a Screenwriter and lecturer, as well as being the MPFA School Director at Royal Holloway U. of London.  He has over twenty years of experience as a successful screenwriter, script editor, and development executive on film and TV productions across the world, including UK indie features like the award-winning Brick Lane, Suffragette and productions for the BBC, Channel Four, and Amazon Studios.

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DEANPeter Hawley

Peter Hawley, Dean of Education. Former Dean of Columbia College, and Tribeca Flashpoint College, started with Robert DeNiro. Head of State of Illinois Film Office. Accreditation Expert. Teaching 18 years.

CEOLionel Simons

Lionel Simons has a track record of innovative, profitable businesses, including Remington Rand/UNIVAC, Denby Ltd., diagnostic imaging pioneers Dunn Instruments, and film producers Moving Pictures Media Ltd. Most relevant to a global VFS, Lionel has been involved in the international student exchange program AIESEC which he founded in the UK, North and South America. This organization now exchanges 40,000 students in over 120 countries.

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MARKETING DIRECTORLynn Speier

Lynn Speier has created ideation and branding for VFS, NASA, DOW Chemical, Planet Green, Keurig, etc.  She teaches branding and digital marketing in Tokyo and Los Angeles,  is a blogger for Tubefilter, and Author of YouTube Success In 5 Steps: Five Steps. No Limits.

CFOChris Backhouse

Chris Backhouse FCA: Chartered Accountant with a successful track record of helping fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses to achieve their goals and optimize value. He has worked with private & listed companies, ensuring good corporate governance, securing finance, managing cashflows, and enhancing profitability. 

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EXEC. BOARDRobert Tercek

Robert Tercek, Author of Vaporized book; Former Adjunct Professor in New Media at the USC Peter Stark Producing Program. Advisor to Carson Center of Emerging Media Arts at UNL, Former Adjunct Professor in New Media at the USC Peter Stark Producing Program.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTPhilip Lunn

Philip Lunn: Entrepreneur with successful track record of start up, growth, and exit through acquisition in VR, AR and software. I.e., Nurulize VR software, acquired by SONY Studios.

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DIVERSITY
COMMITMENT

The Virtual Film School Team is committed to all forms of human and sexual diversity. Our team consists of people rooted in or from Africa, The Middle East and Israel, Asia, Great Britain, Europe and the Cherokee Nation. We are inclusive of members of the LGBTQ Community. And we believe that at least some of us are extraterrestrials.

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