More about GEORGE STONEY
George Stoney is the writer, director, and producer of
over fifty documentaries and television series, including All My Babies
(1953), How the Myth Was Made (1978), Southern Voices (1985), Images of
the Great Depression (1990), and The Uprising of ’34 (1995). He has
taught film at the University of Southern California, City College of
Columbia University, Stanford University, and New York University, where
he received the NYU Great Teacher Award (1988). He has been a mentor and
inspiration for generations of aspiring filmmakers, with his commitment
to illuminating social issues and humanitarian concerns.
Taught film at University of Southern California, City College (CUNY),
Columbia University, and Stanford University. Lectures and short courses
at the British National Film School; Portland State University;
University of Ibadan in Nigeria; Antioch College; UCLA; and others.
Writer, director, and producer of over 50 documentaries and television
series, including the award-winning All My Babies (1953); How the Myth
Was Made (1978); Southern Voices (1985); How One
Painter Sees (1988); and Images of the Great Depression (1990).
Executive producer, Challenge for Change program at the National Film
Board of Canada (1968-1970). Founding board member, National Federation
of Local Cable Programmers (1976-1986). Recipient, NYU Great Teacher
Award (1988) and Manhattan Borough President's Award (1989). Named to
the Manhattan Community Cable Access Board (1991). Recipient of Leo
George C. Stoney
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C. Stoney (1916-) is a professor of film and cinema studies at
New York University, and a pioneer in the field of
Stoney directed several influential films including
How the Myth Was Made.
He is considered as the father of
public access television.
Stoney studied journalism at NYU and the
University of North Carolina.
He has worked as a photo intelligence officer in World War II, for the
Farm Security Administration an information officer, and as a freelance
journalist. In 1946, he joined the Southern Educational Film Service as
writer and director. He started his own production company in 1950, and
has made over 40 documentary films on wide ranging subjects.
Babies, one of his first films, received numerous
awards and was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.
was also the director of the
Challenge for Change
project, a socially active documentary
production wing of the
Film Board of Canada
Burns, Stoney co-founded the Alternate Media Center in 1972, which
trained citizens in the tools of video production for a brand new
television. An early advocate of
Stoney is often cited as being the Father of Public Access Television.
Today, Stoney sits on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan
Neighborhood Network and is active in the Alliance for Community Media.
Each year, the ACM presents "The George Stoney Award" to an organization
or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing
the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.