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Board of Directors



Welcome to Hollywood International Film Academy, where successful industry professionals pass on their skill and wisdom to the next generation of ambitious young Filmmakers and new digital media artists. There are many institutions offering a similar education in the visual storytelling technique. What makes HIFA stand out is our handpicked faculty whose industry experience goes beyond technical training and academic certification. Our instructors are active, passionately driven artists and practitioners working in both Hollywood and in overseas capacities.


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An expert in strategic planning and a High Level Senior Minister of Finance in Cambodia.  He has many business awards for "Excellence in Entrepreneurship", and "Humanitarian Awards. 

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Founder/ CEO

A graduate from the University of Southern California Film School with a MFA degree in Cinema/Television.” Over 30 years experience in producing and directing Hollywood films. Founder of Spirit Fims, LLC a production company  that has made many films since 1998.

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Alan J. Bailey

Michael Madsen


Board Advisor

Served as a Senior Financial Executive with Paramount Pictures for 35 years, including being its Senior Vice President and Treasurer (1974-2009). In this capacity, he was responsible for Paramount’s global financial management.

“Michael Madsen is an American actor, producer, director, writer, poet and photographer. His first major film role was in Thelma & Louise (1991), and he is best known for working with director Quentin Tarantino in the iconic[3]role of Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs (1992).”

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Richard Anderson

Board Advisor

Richard L. Anderson is an American sound effects editor, best known for Raiders of the Lost Ark. He has been nominated twice for sound editing, and received an Special Achievement Academy Award in 1981.

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Michael Paré

Board Advisor

“Michael Paré is an American actor. Paré was working as a chef in New York City when he met a talent agent, Yvette Bikoff, who convinced him to try acting.
His first starring role was as Tony Villicana on the television series The Greatest American Hero.”

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Dennis Virkler

Board Advisor

“Dennis Virkler is an American film editor with more than forty credits dating from 1973.  He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Film Editing, and has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors.”

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