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Sebastian Adam Twardosz

Part-Time Lecturer

Sebastian has been very fortunate to work with leading companies in both film and television for the past seventeen years. He is currently a partner in Circus Road Films (www.CircusRoadFilms.com) which advises and represents emerging filmmakers.

He was previously a senior acquisitions executive for Allumination FilmWorks (a division of Content Media Corp.) which specialized in the domestic distribution and foreign sales of independently produced feature films. While there he managed one of the company’s main accounts—a licensing agreement with the Slamdance Film Festival.

Before that, Sebastian was the head of development for a Paramount-based production company called Craftsman Films which developed numerous studio projects, including early drafts of the feature film reinvention of the Star Trek franchise.

For three years, he worked in comedy and drama development at Touchstone Television, the TV production division of the Walt Disney Company and ABC, where he staffed on six produced pilots. He also worked on numerous pilots and on-air TV series for Imagine Entertainment.

Sebastian’s first production job was from 1995-1999 for Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner’s Paramount-based company where he started as an assistant and was promoted to executive, actively participating in the making of Mission Impossible 1-2 and Without Limits.

Sebastian started in the business as an agent's assistant in the motion picture department at ICM. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1993. His short film, Silent Rain, received a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Student Emmy.

Sebastian recently co-produced the independent feature Small Town Saturday Night starring Chris Pine, and he has been an adjunct professor at both UCLA and USC teaching about the art and business of film since 2006. Born in Poland, he grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.