Craig Rice
Adjunct Faculty
BA, University of Southern California

Craig Rice is a long-established educator, diverse entertainment executive, and award-winning producer and director who is nationally recognized for his distinguished career in the television and film industries. His work has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, an NAACP Award, and several other honors.

Rice has also worked as a manager in the music industry, citing a number of international recording artists as clients, including Bobby Brown, Taj Mahal, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and World Voices.

Production credits of Rice's include the nationally syndicated series Million Dollar Idea, the 90-minute PBS variety show A Prairie Home Companion 30th, the feature-length documentary Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks for HBO, which he also directed.

As a commercial award-winning director, Rice has helmed spots for clients such as Amoco, Nike, Target, Kraft, the United Way, McDonald’s, and the Partnership for Drug Free America. He has also directed dozens of music videos with artists such as Prince, Patti LaBelle, and Sounds of Blackness.

Rice recently completed a television documentary on DJ Spooky at MCAD and a two-hour concert film entitled Loops and Time, with the musical group Story City and hip-hop artist Toki Wright.