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  Prof. Christopher Coppola
Christopher Coppola, President of PlasterCITY Productions Inc., has been a champion of and leader in digital media for over a decade. Since 1987, he has directed ten feature films, numerous television shows and developed and produced content for alternative distribution and interactive platforms. He has spoken at CES, NAB, SHOWWEST as well as many film festivals about the future of digital filmmaking. His production company is producing a slate low-budget feature films on which SFAI film students can intern and learn by working on set alongside professionals.
In 2006, he created Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH), a non-profit digital film festival designed to reach the “everyday person.” PAH educates people
in the use of digital media while encouraging them
to express themselves artistically. To date, over sixty digital media festivals, called PAH-FESTs, have been held across the U.S. and abroad.
Christopher is the head of the film program and a tenure professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. As a California Arts Council councilman reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown to a second term, Christopher advocates for arts education in public schools and digital media literacy. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America for 21 years.
Christopher Coppola was born in Los Angeles County,
  California. His father, the late August Coppola, was a Bio professor of literature, while his mother, Joy Vogelsang,
was a dancer and choreographer. Through his father, Coppola is the nephew of famous film director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, as well as the cousin of director Sofia Coppola. Coppola’s two brothers are Marc Coppola and actor Nicolas Cage. Coppola studied music composition at the University
of Redlands from 1979 to 1980; he also attended San Francisco Art Institute, earning a BS in Film/Cinema/ Video Studies in 1985. He is currently the president of Christopher R. Coppola Productions (CRC Productions).
Torch (2017)
Sacred Blood (2015)
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004) G-Men from Hell (2000)
Bel Air (2000)
Palmer’s Pick Up (1999)
Gunfight at Red Dog Corral (1993)
Deadfall (1993)
Dracula’s Widow (1988)
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004) Deadfall (1993) (co-producer)
  “His father always believed in the marriage between cinema and education. I know Prof. Coppola is going to present that.” I hope to be in China with you really soon.
Nicolas Cage
Actor, Director, Producer and Christopher Coppola’s Brother

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