School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile

Directory Profile

Holly Willis, Ph.D.

Professor of Cinematic Arts

Affiliated Divisions:

Media Arts + Practice Division

Work Phone: 213.821.5709
Office: SCA 465

Holly Willis is the Chair of the Media Arts + Practice Division in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Co-Director of the new Center for Generative AI and Society. She teaches classes on digital media, post-cinema and feminist film, and is the author of Fast Forward: The Future(s) of the Cinematic Arts and New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image, as well of Björk Digital, and the editor of both The New Ecology of Things, a collection of essays about ubiquitous computing, and David O. Russell: Interviews. She is also the co-founder of Filmmaker Magazine dedicated to independent film; she served as editor of RES Magazine and co-curator of RESFEST, a festival of experimental media, for several years; and she writes frequently for diverse publications about experimental film, video and new media, while also exploring experimental nonfiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in publications such as Film Comment, Afterimage, Los Angeles Review of Books, Variety, River Teeth and carte blanche.