Steven Kovacs

Steven Kovacs began as a film historian, writing the book From Enchantment to Rage: The Story of Surrealist Cinema. He taught at Stanford, where he co-produced the documentary Arthur and Lillie, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination. He worked as head of production for Roger Corman's New World Pictures (1977-79). He has produced, written and directed a number of features, including The Lady in Red, On the Line, '68, and Angel Blue. He was invited to chair the SFSU Cinema Department in 1990 and has taught here ever since.

Pat Jackson

Professor Jackson is a highly-regarded sound designer and editor.  She teaches a range of post-production courses for Cinema, from picture and sound editing to sound design. She has an Emmy for her work on HBO's Hemingway & Gellhorn.


  • M.F.A. equivalency, San Francisco State University
  • B.A. Communications, Stanford University (Honors in Broadcasting and Film)

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