Barbara Boyle

Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship & Special Initiatives and Professor Department of Film, Television and Digital Media

East Melnitz Hall, Room 203B

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

Campus Mailcode: 162206

Tel: (310) 825-7741

Barbara Boyle‘s company, Sovereign Pictures, Inc., financed and distributed 25 films internationally, including “My Left Foot,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Reversal of Fortune,” “Impromptu,” “Hamlet” and “The Commitments. “Sovereign’s films were nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won four. While she was president of Valhalla Motion Pictures the company produced 22 episodes of “Adventure, Inc.,” the documentary “True Whispers” and the feature films, “Clockstoppers” and “Hulk.”

In 2003, Boyle was named Chair of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. She serves on the Board of Project: Involve and is a past president of both IFP/West and Women In Film. She has received, among others, a Vision Award from IFP, the WIF Crystal Award and the Alumnus of the Year award from UCLA Law School. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a JD from UCLA School of Law.

Credits: “The Hi-Line” (2000), “Instinct” (1999), “Bottle Rocket,” (1996), “Phenomenon” (1996), “Mrs. Munck” (1996) and “Eight Men Out” (1988).