Ms. Kristen Dirato

Phone: (856) 589-8500 ext. 7509

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Ms. Kristen Dirato

Welcome to TV Production!

My name is Kristen Dirato. This is my 13th year in education teaching and mentoring students in the TV/Video Production field. I studied Film and Video Production at Full Sail University's aggressive academic program and technical training and have a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication from Thomas Edison State University. I have 15 years experience in the TV and film/video industry. I previously worked in New York as an Associate Producer and Production Manager and Coordinator for the Muppets on Sesame Street. I also worked as Production Supervisor on the feature film, 12 and Holding and as an Assistant Production Coordinator on the independent film, Duane Hopwood, for Elevation FilmWorks.

The ten years experience managing a TV Station that is broadcast to over 30,000 homes locally, paved the way to my current position teaching TV, film and video to high school students. I have maintained a high level of knowledge that has been gained developing a top-rated media studies program at various local high schools. I have extensive experience coordinating in the film and video industry. I have expanded my experience by founding a local production company, Artists Alike Studios. I currently am the Director of Operations for the Garden State Film Festival, New Jersey’s Premiere Independent Film Festival and work as a video editor for CBS3 in Philadelphia.

I will be using Powerschool Unified Classroom frequently to post assignments and update grades. Please feel free to contact me concerning student progress, classroom projects, grades, discipline, or absences at any time. I can be reached most promptly via email at kdirato@wtps.org. If you would like to speak to me personally rather than email communication, please leave a voicemail at extension 7509. 

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