Friedman was the perfect speaker for this large class of new filmmakers. In addition to being an instructor at the school, teaching several directing classes at the school, Friedman brings experience having also taught directing and filmmaking at UCLA. Friedman himself is a graduate of film school, having earned his Masters at the prestigious New York University Film School.
But more important to these graduates is the resume of experience and credits Friedman brings when he talks about making it in the business. Friedman has directed some of the biggest shows on network and cable television, and also put out over a dozen films, allowing him to work with some of the biggest names in the business. Not one to sit on his laurels, Friedman's latest feature, "Halfway To Hell," picked up the "Best Director" award, among other awards, at a film festival last year. The film secured worldwide distribution through Silverline Entertainment.
Friedman is currently gearing up to direct several new projects.