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Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Film and Digital Media Adjuncts

Scott Foley  Gary Hoover
 Nathan Holmes  Felix Piniero
 Beth Hoover  Luke Strosnider

Scott Foley is an independent filmmaker and earned an MFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In 2007 his short subject documentary, To Say Goodbye, won Best Cinematography at the Wisconsin Film Festival and Best of the Fest at the Iowa International Film Fest and the Detroit Documentary Film Festival. Beyond directing his own films, Scott works as a camera operator in reality television, and has completed projects with NBC, MTV, A&E, TLC, Spike TV, the Style Network, and Comedy Central.

Nathan Holmes earned a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies in 2012 and will be teaching Media Theory and Criticism for the Film and Digital Media program in Spring 2013. Holmes has an MA in the joint program of Communication and Culture from Ryerson University and York University in Toronto, and a BA in Film Studies and Communication from Brock University, St. Catherrines, Ontario.

Beth Hoover is a screenwriter and half of an award-winning writing team with writing partner, Gar. Her work has taken top honors at film festivals nationwide and garnered recognition from prestigious writing competitions such as Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope and the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She teaches screenwriting at Second City and has a feature in development with Michael Urie and Sandra Bernhard among the attached cast. She is also a co-founder at ideafarm, a branding and digital content agency, and earlier was a journalist and copywriter. Beth is on the advisory board for Women In Film, having previously served on its board of directors, and was among the organization's first screenwriting mentors. She is a native of Monterey, Calif.

Gary (“Gar”) Hoover is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. As a team with his writing partner, Beth, his work has been recognized by more than two dozen film festivals and competitions nationwide, taking grand prize in eight. He has a feature in development and is working on several film, TV and stage projects while teaching advanced screenwriting at the world-renowned Second City, where he is a Film and TV faculty member. Gar is also the creative director and a founding partner of ideafarm, a branding and digital content agency that helps entrepreneurial companies tell their stories to the marketplace. Gar is an accomplished photographer whose street art series on the Berlin Wall is on exhibit in Chicago. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and is represented by a New York-based literary agency.

Filmmaker and Loyola alumnus, Felix Pineiro, has worked on more then 30 film and video projects. Among his projects were The Misadventures of Frank & Martha, screened at the Cannes Film Festival under the Short Film Corner in 2008 and a documentary short  for the Council of American-Islamic Relations Jihad: The Unholy War Against Arabs and Muslims in America.He is currently the CEO of BAILOUT Pictures/F. Stop Fitgerald, Chicago and was the Department Head of Production at the Lakeshore Theater, Chicago.Pineiro earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from EICAR- the International Film School of Paris, and BAs from Loyola University Chicago in Communication and International Film and Media Studies. He also studied at the Unviersity of Sterling in the UK, studying television production and documentary analysis.

Digtial photographer, Luke Strosnider, is a freelance web designer, and  Website Editor for Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.

Stosnider's arts writing has appeared in Photography and Culture (U.K.), the Journal of Artists Books, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, and CITY (Rochester, New York's alternative weekly). His critical writing focuses on the immersive visual, mental, and emotional experience of art, offering historical and social context while recounting the mood created by the unique convergence of art, venue, and viewer.

Stosnider has a Master of Fine Arts, in Visual Studies as an Artist in Residence from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.; a Certificate, Fine Art Photography from Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Wash. and a BA in History and American Studies, from George Washington University, Washington.

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