Debra Kaufman has covered the entertainment industry for over 20 years. Based in Los Angeles, she writes about new media, entertainment technology and other topics for The Hollywood Reporter, TV Week, Film & Video, Editor’s Guild Magazine and many others. Her work has also been published in Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and American Cinematographer.
She taught a class on digital visual effects at UCLA Extension for five years, and has spoken on and moderated panels for trade shows including NATPE, NAB and venues such as the Sundance Institute. She is also a member of Mobile Monday/Los Angeles and the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences interactive peer group.
She also blogs for Studio Daily about the entertainment industry, and recently covered the Beijing Olympics for online publications.
Hands-on experience includes a several year stint in operations at film/TV post production facilities in Los Angeles and New York. She also shot a documentary in Poland, and recently wrote and directed “A School of Their Own: Reading, Writing and Revolution in Nepal,” a one-hour documentary distributed by Choices Video.
She is a graduate, with honors, from UC Berkeley (B.A.) and UCLA (M.A.).