Susan Muirhead

Title Senior Media Production Professional

Susan is currently the Lead Producer for the Master of Science-Strategic Brand Communication program, a joint partnership between the Gies College of Business and the College of Media at the University of Illinois, where she assists faculty and marketing teams in the development of online courses and promotional media. She teaches a screenwriting course as well in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies at the UIUC. Before moving into academia, she was a Producer for five years at Technicolor Digital Cinema in Los Angeles. While there, she worked with motion picture studios to distribute hundreds of theatrical releases to theaters. Prior to that, she served as the Multimedia Content Coordinator for the non-profit Illinois Legal Aid Online and was also a part-time faculty member in the Cinema Art + Science department at Columbia College Chicago. She has directed, produced, and edited short independent films that have screened at film festivals around the world. She continues to produce and develop her own films and screenplays. She holds an M.F.A in Film and Video from Columbia College and a B.F.A in Theater from the University of Illinois. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four-year old son.