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Nicole Franklin

Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

MA, 2014, Ramapo Coll New Jersey; BA, 1990, Univ Illinois Chicago


Bio

Nicole Franklin is an award-winning filmmaker, published writer and an Assistant Professor of Television Production at Hofstra University. She has recently made her narrative feature directorial debut with TITLE VII, a film on the rarely discussed subject of same-race discrimination. Her other directing credits include The Double Dutch Divas!, Journeys In Black: the Jamie Foxx Biography, Black Enterprise Business Report, and corporate videos. Educational films executive produced by her company EPIPHANY Inc. and directed by Nicole includeGershwin & Bess: A Dialogue with Anne Brown and the 10-chapter series Little Brother, both titles distributed by Third World Newsreel and currently airing on kweliTV.

Through her almost three decades in the industry Nicole has been a television director (multi-camera), theatre director, stage manager, editor, educator, public speaker, web event host and contributing writer to such publications as NBCBLK, The Good Men Project and Toronto-based ByBlacks.com. Her company EPIPHANY Inc. has produced independent films for numerous cable networks including Showtime, BET, IFC, Nickelodeon, Sundance Channel and kweliTV. In news she has worked on several Emmy Award-winning teams in stations from St. Louis to Los Angeles to New York City and on programs such as The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morningand CBS Sunday Morning. Single-topic news programs such as OJ Simpson: The Trial were also part of her earlier assignments while an editor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

Nicole is the founder and Visionary Wizard of the nonprofit Hack4Hope introducing St. Louis teens to the tech industry. Nicole’s affiliations include Directors Guild of America (DGA), Producers Guild of America (PGA East), IBEW, The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), The Black Documentary Collective (BDC), Film Fatales NYC and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). Project reels may be viewed at  NicoleFranklin.com


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 025 INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA Undergraduate
RTVF 026 SINGLE-CAMERA TV PRODUCTION Undergraduate
RTVF 084 TV PRODUCTION: EPISODIC FICT Undergraduate
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