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Larry L. Banks

Associate Professor of Media ArtsChair Film, Television & Media Arts Department Area Head of Film and TV

B.A., Rutgers UniversityM.F.A., Long Island University, Post


  • Founder/Director/Producer, Namaste Productions, New York City


Film, Television and Video Production; Documentaries


  • Worked alongside esteemed directors such as Spike Lee, Forest Whitaker and Steve Horn


  • Director of Photography, feature films including “Juice,” “Strapped,” “Fly by Night” and “Substitute 2”
  • Director/Producer/Cinematographer, documentaries including “A Litany for Survival: The Life and Works of Audre Lorde” (1994); “Soul Vietnam/Black Amerasians: Forgotten Casualties of Vietnam” (1995); “John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk” (1996); and “Hands of Light” (2005)
  • Director, “Blues Stories” (1997); “Blackbird” (HD feature, 1998); and “Living the Blues” (2005)
  • Producer, trailer for the HBO series “Jazzman” (2006)
  • Created the look of commercials for brands including Nike, Levi-Strauss and AT&T