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Thomas McCluskey

ANTONIO MANRIQUEZ is the video production teacher for the New Media Academy at the world famous Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Apple Certified Trainer, and an Avid Certified Instructor. His education and career in video and cinema production began at the age of fourteen when he directed a feature-length film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. He is the founder and Executive Director of Media Educators of Los Angeles (, a networking organization founded in 2009 to educate and empower media arts educators in the greater Los Angeles area. Manriquez also chairs the CUE ( Video in the Classroom Learning Network.


THOMAS MCCLUSKEY is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and teacher originally from Astoria, Queens, NY. He is a graduate of Regis High School, Fordham University, and U.S.C’s School of Cinematic Arts and is currently completing his Master of Arts in Educational Administration at Cal State, Northridge. With fifteen years of experience teaching filmmaking, he is currently building a Video Production Program at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood. He has won numerous awards for his films and screenplays including two Cine Golden Eagle Awards. He is on the Board of Directors of MELA (Media Educators of Los Angeles).