Head of Programme
Benjamin Harris is Head of Programme for Serial Eyes. As such, he is responsible for the curricular and administrative oversight of the programme.
Prior to that, Benjamin was the Assistant Director of the MFA Producers Program in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for eleven years. He is a trained producer and a film and television industries scholar, and he teaches classes on story development for features and television, creative producing, and the US and international media industries.
Benjamin has designed executive seminars on the US film and television industries for China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and for Peking University/Jade Bird International. He has taught seminars and lectures for Institut d’Audiovisuel National/ Sorbonne University—Panthéon, France; UNIJAPAN and Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan; and Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam.
Benjamin is a founding member of the International Co-Production Network (ICPN) and a co-organizer of that organization’s inaugural scholarly/industry conference, “European Co-Production Symposium” at the University of Copenhagen.
Benjamin holds a PhD in Cinema & Media Studies and an MFA in Creative Producing from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an MA in Radio/Television/Film from the University of Texas at Austin.