Barnet Kellman

Barnet Kellman is an American television and film director, television producer, film actor, and professor at USC. Barnet Kellman made his feature film debut with the 20th Century Fox screen adaptation of Key Exchange starring Brooke Adams. He went on to direct Dolly Parton and James Woods in Straight Talk for Disney, and Stinkers for Sony. He is perhaps best known as one of the preeminent directors of television pilots. He won two Emmy Awards and a Directors Guild Award for his work on Murphy Brown. In all he is responsible for over thirty pilots, more than half of which have gone to series.Before arriving in Los Angeles, Kellman was a prominent director of American play premieres in New York City.  He was educated at Colgate University and the Yale School of Drama. He received his Ph.D. from Union Institute at Antioch.  A recipient of the prestigious Danforth Graduate Fellowship, and the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, he has traveled to observe the work of theatres throughout Europe and the United States. In addition to teaching at USC School of Cinematic Arts, he has been on the faculties of the American Film Institute, Columbia University Film School, CCNY, NYU, The Circle in the Square Acting School and has served as a resource person at the Sundance Institute June Lab, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwrights Conference.