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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. Catherines, Ontario.

Gar Hoover is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work with longtime collaborator Beth has taken top honors at independent film festivals across the country. He is currently developing several series projects and is at work on a feature documentary. In addition to teaching screenwriting and Story for Film & TV at Loyola, Gar is a member of the Film & TV faculty at Second City, the world's largest training center for comedy writing and improvisational theatre.

Beth Hoover is an award-winning screenwriter whose work with Gar has garnered recognition from American Zoetrope, Austin Film Festival, Moondance, L.A. Comedy Shorts, the Nicholl Fellowships and more than two dozen other festivals and writing competitions. In addition to feature projects, she's developing a comedy series and produces branded entertainment content for corporate clients. Beyond Loyola, she teaches film and TV courses as a team with Gar in Second City's professional writing program.

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 University of Sterling in the UK, studying television production and documentary analysis.

Digital 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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