- Princeton University, Artium Baccalaureus
The American Film Institute, Master of Fine Arts
Columbia University in the City of New York, Juris Doctor
Roderick Plummer earned a degree in philosophy from Princeton University and a law degree from Columbia University. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and holds a master of fine arts degree in film and television production from the American Film Institute.
Plummer represented many members of the music industry and possesses numerous gold and platinum albums. He represented many writers and filmmakers before succeeding Budd Schulberg as Chairman of New York’s esteemed Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, Inc., the 45 year-old writer/actor/producer not-for-profit corporation. He represented talent on the Columbia-Tri-Star feature THE LAST DRAGON, and was counsel to the producer on the Polygram-Working Title features PANTHER and POSSE.
His short films earned festival awards in Atlanta, Chicago, Taos, IFP East, Toronto, Tokyo, Tel Aviv and Cannes, as well as the Directors Guild and Showtime.
He helped pioneer Home Box Office’s reality programming as a member of the production team on 7 highly rated and critically acclaimed America Undercover Series. He was supervising producer and business affairs on five movies for Black Entertainment Television, and senior consultant with BET Films II, Inc.
Plummer is a past member of the Directors Guild of America and the American Film Institute Board Advisory Committee on Training and Education. He is a past Chairman of the Entertainment Commission in The City of Los Angeles, 10th District. He served on the nominating committees for the Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards
He taught full-time in the producing program in the Film & Video Department at Columbia College Chicago. He currently teaches Overview of Producing, Rights and Contracts, Production Financing, Cross-Cultural Documentary Filmmaking, Location Filmmaking, International Co-Productions, and Senior Thesis classes at Chapman University Singapore.