Dutchess Community College Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Communication

Dana Weidman

Chair of Communications and Media Arts Program
Associate Professor of Communications
Departmental Supervisor for Communications

210 B Center for Business and Industry --- 845.431.8612

Dana Weidman is an Associate Professor of Communications and Media Arts at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute Conservatory and a BA in English from Grinnell College. She was a Vice President and Senior Producer for Robert Chang Productions, a video production company in New York City, and worked with PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, The Platinum Guild and other clients on video news releases, corporate communications and a San Diego Emmy –Award winning sports documentary, “America’s Cup ’88: The Race to Win.”

Professor Weidman founded and serves as director of the Eli Jaffe Film Competition. She is a board member of the Gillespie Forum and is Chairman of the board for PANDA 23, Public Access of Northern Dutchess Area.

Professor Weidman is a contributing writer to Student Filmmakers Magazine and has published articles on screenwriting, digital filmmaking, lens adapters and graphic film.


Introduction to Communications Media
Introduction to Media Writing
Overseas Documentary Production
Television Production/Television News
Advanced Video Production