He will continue his role as THR’s long-time award columnist and host of its ‘Awards Chatter podcast. Scott Feinberg, a longtime award columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and host of THR’s Awards Chatter Podcast, will join Chapman University’s film school as a trustee professor in Gir.
In his new part-time position, Feinberg (who will continue as a full-time employee at THR) will handle a series of interviews with Chapman “Master Classes,” some of Hollywood’s best-known actors and filmmakers. University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Recent master class guests include Brian Cranston, Jude Apatow, Lena Waithe, and Barry Jenkins.
Feinberg will also tape several of his podcast interviews in front of a student audience, bringing his expertise as an interviewer to Hollywood filmmakers from Steven Spielberg to Zendaya. As a trustee professor, Feinberg joins a long list of directors, including directors William Friedkin and Michael Apted, He has taught at Chapman, where full-time faculty include Oscar-winning screenwriter David Ward (The Sting) and director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever).
“I’m thrilled to have my friend and former colleague of the Chapman team, Scott Feinberg,” says Dodge College Dean Stephen Galloway. “His contacts are unmatched, his knowledge of film history is unparalleled, and his skills as an interviewee top.
He will join other major industry players, who will be teaching at Chapman this year, including Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin and Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, as we want to continue Chapman’s profile. “
Feinberg said: “It is a great honor and privilege for me to be associated with Chapman University. Chapman’s film school has long been considered one of the finest in the world, and now my friend and mentor Stephen Galloway has Dean, I think there is a limit to what the sky is. ”