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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design

Cinematic Arts and Media Production Faculty

We have four faculty members, each well grounded in all aspects of film and media  production and who together represent a broad spectrum of all the genres, formats and crafts. Please feel to contact anyone directly.

Michael Dermody, Associate Professor
Michael is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University teaching video production. He is also a consultant specializing in producing video and multimedia communication.  He has over twenty-five years of experience defining creative strategies and then directing creative teams to deliver tangible solutions for multimedia, web, and video projects.

Erick Yates Green, Associate Professor
Erick is a filmmaker and ECU Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts and Media
Production in the School of Art and Design. As a cinematographer, he has shot many
short films, documentaries and four feature films including Love Philosophy, Prospect, Straight Out of Compton, and the Indian Bollywood film entitled Banana Brothers.  As a director, he is currently completing a series of projects about unique personalities in small communities in Eastern NC, including the documentary film Mrs. Buck in Her Prime, about a 104 years old church pianist in Washington, NC.

Ken Wyatt, Associate Professor 

Since 1999, Professor Wyatt has enjoyed teaching and earned his MFA in Film & Media Arts at Temple University. His films including COLORED CONFEDERATES, PRAY FOR ERIC, and NIGGER OR NOT? have won numerous awards and screened at a horde of juried festivals, TV airings, museums, and educational and community events across the globe. Visit for more info. To date, Ken has received nearly $200,000 in grants and fellowships for his research and creative activity. Since the early 90's he performed an assortment of freelance crew positions for network TV and film productions and continues to do so.

Michael Tierno, Assistant Professor
Michael Tierno earned his MFA in Film and Media Production at City College of New York. He is a writer/director of feature films. Auditions his first film, premiered at the Tribeca Film Center’s First Look Film series and led to a development job at Miramax where he worked as a story analyst. He is author of Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters (Hyperion). His second film “Nocturne”, premiered at the Breckenridge Film Festival in June 2011, and won an award at the Park City Film Music Festival. Other screenplays include Exterior Night and “Near Life Experience, both finalists in the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and At the End of the Day a finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship Awards (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).