Frederick Keith Staudmyer
Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Media Arts
Co-Chair of Film, Television and Media Arts
Fritz Staudmyer received his BA from New York University and his MFA from Columbia University in film with a concentration in screenwriting. He went on to work as a story analyst for Walt Disney Studios on the lot in Burbank. He has also worked on two Nickelodeon shows, Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures and The Troop, and has written short films that have screened and won awards at numerous festivals around the globe, including: The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, LA Comedy Shorts, New Orleans Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival, Sitges, and The Cannes International Film Festival. Fritz was selected as an Albert Schweitzer fellow and as an alternate candidate for a Fulbright Scholar award. Recently, he wrote additional dialogue for the film American Carnage, which will be released theatrically in 2020. He has also written a biopic about Orson Welles and last winter directed a documentary film about the Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway on-location in the Austrian Alps.