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Edward K. Parks

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Email: edparks@rivalpictures.net
Work Phone: 310.857.6477

EDWARD PARKS is a Grammy nominated, award-winning producer responsible for multiple narrative and documentary features, all which have received theatrical distribution and critical acclaim. He was the 2012 recipient of winning Producer of the Year for Feature Documentaries from the Producers Guild of America for BEATS, RHYMES and LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2011. His latest narrative feature SPACE STATION 76 starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, and Jerry O’Connell will be distributed by Sony Pictures later in 2014. He is the co-founder of Rival Pictures, a Santa Monica based production company that has produced features, web content, and a number of commercials for clients such as State Farm, Nike, and Toyota. He received his Masters from the Cinema Arts School at the University of Southern California in 2000.