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Randall Blair

Associate Professor School of Communication

Additional Positions at AU

  • Program Director, Producing Film, Television & Video
Randall Blair is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is a professional filmmaker who teaches courses in producing, directing, script writing and film production. He has created award-winning films, including documentaries, dramatic films, and educational/ corporate videos. These have been shown on PBS stations, international television networks and at numerous film festivals and film markets including Berlin and Sundance. His awards include the Washington Peer Awards for Best Director and Best Scriptwriter, the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Media Education and two CINE Golden Eagles.


BA Political Science, Dartmouth College; MA Film and Video, American University; John Marshall College of Law; London School of Economics

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SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 238
Weds., Thurs., Fri. 3-4 PM; Sat. 11:30-1, 4:30 -6 PM
Contact Info
(202) 885-2044

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  • Spring 2019

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Producing, writing, and directing documentary and fiction films; media entrepreneurship, including independent television, radio, film, and video

Additional Information:

Randall Blair has received numerous awards for his scripts, documentary films, corporate videos, and short narrative films, including the Washington Peer Awards for Best Writer and Director in Washington. He is developing his first feature film and is writing a new textbook on producing film and video. He codeveloped the business of television course for the School of Communication with Darryl Frank of Dreamworks.

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