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Booker T. Mattison, MFA

Booker T. Mattison, MFA

Assistant Professor

Phone: 757-352-4014
Email: bmattison@regent.edu

Professor Booker T. Mattison is an assistant professor in the Department of Cinema-Television at Regent University specializing in directing, screenwriting and film adaptation. His novels Unsigned Hype and Snitch are in development at Homegrown Films, which produced Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan and We the Peeples.

Professor Mattison is a filmmaker and author whose sophomore novel Snitch received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which commended the novel as a work fit for screen adaptation. He also wrote and directed music videos for Grammy Award-nominated Christian rap artists The Cross Movement and Flame, as well as the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's The Gilded Six Bits. The Gilded Six Bits aired on Showtime and starred Chad Coleman (The Wire), T'keyah Keymah (That's So Raven, Cosby, In Living Color), Wendell Pierce (Treme', The Wire, Ray) and Novella Nelson (The Antwon Fisher Story). Professor Mattison has taught at the College of New Rochelle and at Brooklyn College in New York. At Regent, he teaches courses on actor coaching for film and television, and advanced directing and screenwriting.

Academic Philosophy

To prepare students to create art that is commercially viable, aesthetically endowed and that clearly communicates a theistic point of view.

Selected Publications

Snitch, Baker Publishing Group, 2011
Unsigned Hype, Baker Publishing Group, 2009

Education

MFA New York University, 1999
B.S. Norfolk State University, 1995

Fields of Expertise

  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Adaptation

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