Dodge College Course: Directing I
Industry Affiliations: National League of American Pen Women
Christine Fugate brings an international flair to her teachings at Dodge College. “I love to travel. I have lived in England, Greece, Italy, Australia, Israel, and Thailand,” says Fugate as she hopes to teach abroad someday.
Fugate began her film career in the Thai film industry, directing English-speaking actors in Thai films, before moving back to the U.S. to work as French director Barbet Schroder’s assistant on Single White Female. Fugate went on to become Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Pacific Rim Productions, where she produced Natural Causes for HBO. Tiring of life as a movie executive, she started her own independent production company, Cafe Sisters Productions, and went on to produce and direct award-winning documentaries such as The Southern Sex, Mother Love, Tobacco Blues, and The Girl Next Door. Her most recent project, Grief Becomes Me, is currently screening at festivals and museums.