Meet your instructor: Mark Stouffer, DGA
Mark Stouffer is a prolific film and television writer-director-producer who has raised multi-million-dollar financing for nearly a dozen independent feature films for which he's won two Emmy Awards (including nine Emmy nominations), a Directors Guild of America Award, and more than 75 International Film Awards.
With a Masters Degree in Cinematography, Mark jumped into mainstream entertainment right away, forming a partnership with recording artist John Denver. Together, they produced Denver’s highly-rated TV Specials with guest stars like Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Beverly Sills, and Olivia Newton-John. Mark then moved into feature motion pictures, writing, producing and directing "Man Outside" starring Robert Logan and Kathleen Quinlan, which became an Official Selection at major film festivals. After developing producing and directing documentary projects for King World Direct, (earning the company $57 million in video sales), Mark joined forces with National Geographic Television, writing, producing and directing multiple features which earned five Emmy Award Nominations and two Emmy wins as Best Director.