Adam Nixon

Professional Track Faculty

Ph.D., University of Maryland

M.A., New York University

M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

UM, Shady Grove Campus
Professional Interests: 

Adam is a filmmaker and television producer. His movie Aspirin for the Masses was awarded Best Feature United States at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest, the Audience Award at the Cannes Underground Film Festival, and was an Official Selection of the St. Tropez and Milan International Film Festivals - among others. He was a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Competition, and an Official Selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival and the Mountain Film Festival for screenwriting. He has produced 750 television broadcasts; primarily political talk shows in the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. His plays were presented at festivals in London, Romania, Switzerland and the U.S. He is a member of UMD's Communication Department as Professional Track Faculty in digital filmmaking.

Professional Associations:

The Society of Professional Journalists

Phi Kappa Phi

Triple Nine Society

Representative Productions:

  • National Emmy Award Nomination, NBC Nightly News 2002;
  • Sundance Screenwriting Competition, Finalist;
  • San Francisco Global Movie Fest, Best Feature Film United States;
  • Cannes Underground Film Festival, Audience Award;
  • St. Tropez International Film Festival, Best Director Nominee;
  • Milan International Filmmaker Festival, Best Feature Film Nominee;
  • Beverly Hills Film Festival, Finalist Screenplay Competition;
  • Los Angeles Film and Script Festival;
  • Mountain Film Festival, Jury Prize;
  • Shenandoah International Playwriting Contest, Finalist.