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Carlo A. Gennarelli

Associate Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

MA, 1975, New York Univ (NYU); BS, 1974, New York Univ (NYU)


Bio

Professor Carlo Gennarelli comes to Hofstra after a lengthy career in broadcast television and film. Recognized as one of the top post-production editors in New York City his work in the field has earned him 14 Emmy awards and 2 International Monitor Awards as both editor and producer. He has been involved with a variety of TV programs for every major television network and most cable outlets. Contributions to milestone programming such as "ABC News Nightline," "Monday Night Football," "Inside The Actor’s Studio," and Olympic Broadcasts from 1984 to 2006, highlight his achievements.

More recently Gennarelli has directed, produced, and edited his own international award winning feature length documentary entitled, "Ordinary Joe." This film follows the story of an American Vietnam War Veteran and his annual pilgrimage back to Vietnam, traveling its back alleys and country roads seeking out the poor, diseased and disabled, delivering to them his own brand of aid and hope. It has screened at over a dozen film festivals across North America and is distributed for international television by PBS.

He has also edited and produced television documentaries for A&E, Bravo, CBS, Discovery, ESPN and NBC. Drawing on his passion for classic rock, Carlo directed, produced, edited and co-wrote a 2-hour special for Discovery Network, "Temples Of Rock." Chronicling iconic locations in rock music, he personally interviewed dozens of music legends such as Ringo Starr, Graham Nash, Johnny Ramone, Smokey Robinson, as well as members of the Allman Brothers Band, Chicago, The Doors, Talking Heads and the Grateful Dead.

His contributions to "The Great Zamperini," a biographical documentary aired as part of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, garnered him an Outstanding Program Achievement Emmy Award. This critically acclaimed feature about American Olympian Louis Zamperini and his ordeal as a POW in World War II became the impetus for the bestselling book, "Unbroken" and the ensuing feature film of the same name.

Gennarelli is a graduate of NYU and holds a Masters degree in Studio Art. Prior to his television career he was an exhibiting artist in New York’s Soho art district with works in the collections of several university galleries around the nation. Gennarelli credits much of his success in visual communication to his artistic sensibility.

While continuing to contribute to the TV and film industry he is now committed to teaching Hofstra Television and Film students the concepts and techniques vital for them to prepare for their own careers.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 015 SURVEY OF TV &INTEGRATED MEDIA Undergraduate
RTVF 016 TV AESTHETICS & CRITICISM Undergraduate
RTVF 025 INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA Undergraduate
RTVF 084 TV PRODUCTION: EPISODIC FICT Undergraduate
RTVF 106 ADVANCED EDITING FOR TV Undergraduate
RTVF 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 170 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Undergraduate
RTVF 180C BREAKING DOWN BREAKING BAD Undergraduate
RTVF 250 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
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