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 new feature film Aspirin for the Masses was recently 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. Previously 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 his script to Aspirin. He is a member of the faculty of UMD's Communication Department as a Professional Track Faculty in digital filmmaking.

Professional Associations:

The Society of Professional Journalists

International Fedration of Theatre Research

Phi Kappa Phi

Triple Nine Society

Representative Productions:

Television Producer -- Produced over 500 television broadcasts; primarily political talk shows in the U.S. and internationally (Middle East, Europe, North Africa). Films and Plays presented at festivals in London, Romania, Switzerland and the U.S.

My show (Inside Washington on Middle East Broadcasting):
  • 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.