Professor Roxanne Captor has been a member of the SMC community since 1986 in Theatre Arts. She joined the Communications and Media Studies department in 2012, reinventing the Media 20 class with History 47, producing 25 short documentaries on LA history. She also teaches Media 1 and Media 21. In the Theatre Department, Captor teaches Acting 1. Captor is an Emmy nominated producer/director, a protégé of Francis Coppola, one of the founding executives of Turner Network Television and the former Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival and Film Society.
Her recent professional work includes: the feature film, PEARL with Juliette Binoche, Leehom Wang and Jing Tian, which Captor wrote, directed and produced with Michael Medavoy; the documentary, HOMECOMING: VETERANS, WIVES AND MOTHERS with Francis McDormand; the film, A COUPLE OF WHITE CHICKS AT THE HAIRDRESSER with Shelley Long and Harry Shearer for Comedy Central; and THE BAG, a comedy web series on Moviola.
Captor has taught at Cal-Arts, UCLA, Emerson College LA and Loyola Marymount University. She was fortunate to train and work with Masters from Coppola, Herb Ross to Bob Fosse, Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis (Yale) and Juilliard. Captor is a Chevalier De l’Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres, Republic of France and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. NATPE, Who’s Who in America, Women in Film, Creative Coalition, Film Independent, DGA, SAG, AEA, AGMA. She has been a Judge for the Prime Time Emmys and the Academy College Television Awards. Captor received the Ohio State Award, for the support of excellence in educational informational and public affairs broadcasting.