Kim Adelman

Kim Adelman

Kim Adelman is the author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker's Guide to Short Films, the third edition is now in stores.  

She also reports on short films for Indiewire, co-programs the American Cinematheque's annual Focus on Female Directors short film screening series, and is the co-founder of FFC Female Filmmaking Collective (find us on Facebook).  

Ms. Adelman currently teaches Low Budget Filmmaking  at UCLA Extension. She will begin teaching Cinema Production II at Mount Saint Mary University in 2021. In 2014, she was named UCLA Extension's Entertainment Studies Instructor of the Year.  In 2016, she won its Distinguished Instructor Award. 

She has conducted short filmmaking workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. In 2020, she led a teen filmmaking workshop at the Norton Simon Museum. Additionally, she has led multiple creative writing workshops for kids via 826LA at the Hammer Museum.  

Her pop culture books, written for Penguin Random House, are The Girls Guide to Elvis, The Girls Guide to Country, and The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks.  

Ms. Adelman was Director of On Air Creative Production for Style Network until that network shut down. She has also worked at multiple cable networks including FX/FXM, E!, G4, Pop TV, and Game Show Network.

In addition to recording a five-part educational podcast on independent filmmaking for UCLA Extension, Ms. Adelman sporadically does podcasts on movie adaptations in a series entitled Book to Screen.  All are available on iTunes.

Previously, Ms. Adelman launched the Fox Movie Channel's short film program. The 19 short films she produced for Fox won 30+ awards and played over 150 film festivals worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival four years in a row.   

She began her film producing career with the independent feature film Just Friends. 

She can be reached via email at Kadelman @ 



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