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Scott Rice

Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Radio-Television-Film



CMA 6.150

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Scott Rice is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and commercial director whose clients include Shell, Time Warner Cable, MasterCard and Sears. He’s worked with talent like Glenn Close, Brett Favre and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey with whom he co-teaches a film course at the University of Texas. Scott’s narrative work holds a staggering film festival record of 300 Official Selections and 85 Awards, including two Student Academy Award nominations. Comedy Central, Hulu, Showtime, Blockbuster and PBS have distributed his films. He has also directed projects for A&E, the Mental Health Channel, MTV Networks and Sony Pictures.

After studying under world-renowned film scholar David Bordwell, Scott began his career as an animator and art director for Activision. He scripted the groundbreaking hit game Soldier of Fortune and has since written on assignment for Elizabeth Avellan (Spy Kids) among others. He owns two production companies and serves as creative director for Arcos Films. Known as an actor’s director, Scott’s areas of expertise include comedy, documentary and animation/VFX. He is represented by the Brant Rose Agency in Los Angeles for film/television and Two Shot West Productions for commercials.