Born in: New London, Connecticut
Bio: Between directing network television series for Disney, Nickelodeon, NBC, CW, Roger has shared his experience and knowledge by teaching at film schools all over the world.
His teaching credits include the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Columbia University Film Division, Tokyo University of Technology, the School of Film and Television in Cuba and most recently he was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan lecturing at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Roger is also on the Board of Trustees for the Tony Award winning, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford CT. Roger is consulting for Malaysia and China to help establish premier Film and Television schools in these regions.
Currently, Roger is a Master Director and Teacher in association with the DeTao Masters Academy in Beijing. He is involved in developing, writing and producing television series in Beijing and Shanghai, China. He will be lecturing at two of the most prestigious universities in China, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. The Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts is where he will be based when in China. Recently, he was invited by the Taiwan Council of Cultural Affairs to guest lecture about his career in Film, Television and Theater. The conference was part of a year-long program sponsored by the Taiwan government to bring artists, who are prominent in their field, to share their real-world experience. Roger hopes to bring his vast experience in film and television to work with Chinese writers, directors, actors, producers and students and start to build a bridge between the two cultures and industries.