George Larkin has worked in film, television, and theatre on many award winning and critically acclaimed films and plays. He currently is the Chair of Filmmaking at Woodbury University. He's a graduate of Yale University, has an M.A of Shakespearean Studies from the University of Birmingham (England), and has Ph.D. in Film & Media Studies at the University of California-Berkeley. He won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award at Berkeley. Routledge Research published his book, Post-Production: the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking, in Decemeber, 2018.
He was the head of development and post-production supervisor on two of David O. Russell's films (Spanking the Monkey & Flirting With Disaster) as well as Manny & Lo, The Last Good Time, and Wigstock: the Movie. The films premiered at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and Avignon Film Festivals and were distributed by Miramax, New Line, Sony Classics, and Samuel Goldwyn. He helped develop Russian Roulette, a Sony reality show that aired in over 20 countries, and sold another reality show to Endemol, makers of Deal or No Deal and Big Brother.
His recent short films from Baghdad writers about life during the war there, Speaking of Baghdad and Sami’s Cock, began as plays. After a series of readings, he adapted them to films, and they played on Link TV and won best drama at the Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival. They also screened at ten other festivals, six times thru Amnesty International, at SCMS, Columbia Law School, NYU, U-Mass Boston, the University of York, University of Baghdad, University of Basra, University of California-Berkeley, and at the US Air Force Academy.
His plays have won or been nominated for fourteen awards (including nine LA Weekly Awards and three Backstage garlands) and been produced at the Lark, Playwrights Horizons, EST, Love Creek, Nantucket Theatre, Edge Fest, Theatricum Botanicum, the Met Theatre, Sacred Fools, the Unknown Theatre, the Hudson Theatre, Actors Theatre of Newburyport, UCSD, UCB, and Yale University. They’ve been finalists for the Sundance Screenwriting and Theatre Labs. JAC published his award-winning Grimm series of plays and shortly will publish three more of his one acts. He also served on the Board of Directors at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.