Guest Lecturers

In addition to the Artist in Residence program, Mewshop's Six Week Intensive also features a regular flow of Guest Lecturers - filmmakers, post-facility owners, Editors Guild reps, directors, producers - who speak with our students either on field trips or in the classroom.  These guests all add to the real-world education we provide by adding insight, advice from their own professional and  personal experiences.

Click a name below for a full Guest Lecturer bio.

Alan Cumming

Alan studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before embarking on a career that would have its roots on the stage. For years, Cumming worked steadily in theater as a member of repertory companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A veteran stage and screen actor, writer and director, Alan won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World, FANY, New York Press and New York Public AdvocateÌs Awards for his portrayal of ÏThe EmceeÓ in the Broadway revival of Cabaret.

Alan is currently in post-production on Suffering Man's Charity, an independent film he directed and stars in. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Karen Black, Jane Lynch, Carrie Fisher, and Henry Thomas. This is the first film Alan has directed since The Anniversary Party, which he co-directed with Jennifer Jason Leigh. He has his own line of perfume called Cumming.