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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Marty Schiff

Visiting Assistant Professor

Marty Schiff

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Education

  • B.A., Theatre, Point Park University

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Directing
  • Advanced Directing
  • Production II and III
  • Introduction to Film Technique and Technology

Background

While a theatre student at Point Park, Schiff's film career started by killing zombies in a mall in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. This project would foster a friendship and professional relationship with Mr. Romero that has lasted more than four decades. Schiff has also worked on several other Romero projects including Creepshow and Knightriders

Following graduation, Schiff moved to Hollywood and began working on shows with major networks and studios, including DallasKnight Rider and Newhart. He guest starred on dozens of television shows in the 80s and 90s.

Schiff would pioneer the Nickelodeon network with the groundbreaking series Out of Control, the first series produced by Nickelodeon for Nickelodeon and would set the stage for the networks style and success. 

Additionally, Schiff started one of the first all digital production companies in the region and produced films, commercials and TV content.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Rotary International
  • Teutonia Mannechor Club

Selected Artistic Works

Director

  • George A. Romero presents Dead Time Stories 1 and (wrap arounds)
  • The Apprentice (Party Animal), assistant director
  • The Odds (TV pilot)

Producer

  • George A. Romero presents Dead Time Stories 1 and (wrap arounds)
  • Help Me First
  • The Odds

Writer

  • Comics Only
  • White Rain
  • Culture Shock

Actor

  • Dallas, Mr. Del Grecco
  • Out of Control, Hern
  • Dawn of the Dead, Raider
  • Creepshow, Trashman 1

Research Interest

  • Shifting landscape of film and TV distribution

Awards and Honors

  • L.A. Drama Circle Critics Award, Excellence in Production
  • Drama Logue Award, Lighting Design