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.

Doug Block

Doug Block is an internationally acclaimed documentary director, producer and cameraman. His films have won countless awards at top film festivals and been shown theatrically and broadcast throughout the world. His credits as director/producer include: 112 Weddings, The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street, Home Page and The Heck With Hollywood! Producing credits include Silverlake Life, Jupiter’s Wife, Paternal Instinct, A Walk Into the Sea, The Edge of Dreaming and Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.  Block is also the founder and co-host of The D-Word (, the leading online community and discussion forum for documentary professionals worldwide.