Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Hassan Ildari

Associate Professor (2009)

B.F.A. University of Bridgeport

Hassan Ildari

With eight feature screenplays to his credit, writer-director Hassan Ildari has directed the award-winning feature Face of the Enemy, and the feature Sharkskin, now in post-production. Ildari's screenplay Confessor is currently in development at Belladonna Productions (Funny Games, Transamerica). His screenplay The Seamstress has Academy Award winners Mercedes Ruehl and Olympia Dukakis and Emmy Award winner Peter Coyote attached to play the lead roles. D-Girl, Ildari's latest screenplay, portrays the life of an unemployed movie executive.

A Directing Fellowship graduate of the American Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, Ildari has worked at Columbia Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. From 1991 to 2000, Ildari ran the bi-coastal production company of Academy Award-winning director Arthur Hiller. Ildari also has written, produced, and directed reality and nonfiction television for NBC/Bravo, PBS, A&E/The History Channel, Discovery/TLC.


Office: Ansin 906

Phone: 3825


Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.