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Philip J. Ramuno

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Phil Ramuno has been a DGA Director since 1976.

He has directed seven pilots and hundreds of episodes of American network and syndicated situation comedies, variety and reality/talk shows.  This includes “Grace Under Fire,” “Charles in Charge,” “9 to 5,” “Amen,” “The Ted Knight Show,”  “Gimme a Break” and ABC’s “Into the Night.” His short film “Bringing Up BayBay” was feted at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

He co-authored the best-selling ‘Sitcom Career Book,” now in its second edition.  His international experience includes training sit-com directors, crews and actors in Canada to a comedy series in Sofia, Bulgaria, a prime-time police action series and four other series in Romania for MediaPro Pictures, and two hit comedy series in Moscow. 

For the stage, Phil has directed the Ovation-nominated "Flirting with Morty," the world premiere of “Sundays in L.A.” and “Sugar Happens” at Burbank California’s Sidewalk Theater. 

Besides the University of Southern California, he has also taught Directing at both Emerson College and Endicott College in Boston, the Los Angeles Inner City Filmmakers youth program, and comedy at the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory. 

Phil was raised in Boston and has a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Emerson College.