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Rod Holcomb

Visiting Professor

Rod HolcombRod Holcomb is an Emmy Award winner for his direction of the ER finale in 2009 and received the Director’s Guild of America Award for the original ER pilot. He has received numerous other Emmy and DGA Award nominations and has directed and executive produced 22 network and cable pilots, 15 of which went on to series.

Recent television series directing credits include Criminal Minds: Beyond Boarders, ICE, Agent X, Blood & Oil and Chicago Fire.

Additionally, Holcomb has directed many prestigious made-for-television movies including The Pentagon Papers with James Spader and Paul Giamatti; Convict Cowboy with Jon Voight and Marcia Gay Harden; Code Breakers with Scott Glen; Songs in Ordinary Times with Sissy Spacek; Scene of the Crime with Orson Welles; and Finding the Way Home with George C. Scott.

Holcomb was previously the co-chair of the Directors Guild of America’s Creative Rights Committee and has served as a member of the guild's Western and National Boards.

He and his producing partner, Beau Marks, recently designed the Advanced Dramatic Television Workshop for the School of Theater, Film and Television.