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.

Tammy Tiehel

Tammy Tiehel-Stedman is a Philadelphia native with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College in Chestertown, MD and a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Between 1993 and 1999, Tammy was a production manager and/or produced over 100 hours of daytime programming, including documentary programming for the Discovery Channel and TLC. While attending the American Film Institute as a Producing Fellow, Tammy produced the short film, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York. The Film was awarded top honors at many prestigious film festivals around the world and won the Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action in 2000.

In 2003, Tammy produced the short film, Touched, which premiered at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Silver Award at the First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival.

Recently, Tammy produced the film, Suburban Cowboy as part of the 48 Hour Film Festival. It was awarded Best Film, Best Acting and the Audience Award in the Philadelphia round of judging.